Lane Fellow Marcel Schulz won a 2010 Otto Hahn medal, awarded by the Max Planck Society to young scientists and researchers for outstanding scientific achievement. Marcel received the medal for his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Data structures and algorithms for analysis of alternative splicing with RNA-seq data.” Only 26 medals were awarded this year, representing the […]
Professor William Cohen has been elected the next President of the International Machine Learning Society. The IMLS is the professional society that organizes the annual International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML).
Nature Biotechnology recently asked leading computational biology researchers to nominate papers of particular interest published in 2010 that influenced the direction of their research. Work from Bob Murphy’s group was chosen as one of four papers highlighted in the resulting article. The featured work, originally described in papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy […]
In an article published in Science, a group led by Ziv Bar-Joseph – Associate Professor of Computational Biology and Machine Learning – solve an important problem in distributed computing using inspiration from the mechanism by which fruit flies organize their sensory hairs. You can read more here. The Association for Computing Machinery highlighted this and […]
Lane Faculty member Ziv Bar-Joseph led a team whose work, “Discovering Pathways by Orienting Edges in Protein Interaction Networks” was published as a Featured Article in this month’s Nucleic Acids Research. Featured Articles represent the top 5% of papers in terms of originality, significance and scientific excellence.
Prof. Ge Yang received an Emerging Frontier collaborative grant from NSF entitled “Biological shape spaces: transforming shape into knowledge”. The project is to develop computational tools to characterize mitochondrial dynamics in neurons and to analyze the underlying regulatory mechanisms.
Ziv Bar-Joseph received an NSF award entitled, “Cross species analysis of biological systems using expression data.” This project is to develop and implement algorithms and software tools for the analysis of gene expression experiments that study the same biological system in multiple species.
Lane Fellow Le Song was the first author on the Best Paper at this year’s International Conference on Machine Learning. The paper, “Hilbert Space Embeddings of Hidden Markov Models,” was co-authored by Byron Boots, Sajid Siddiqi, Geoffrey Gordon, and Alex Smola.
Arvind Ramanathan successfully defended his thesis entitled “Internal Dynamics and Energetics During Enzyme Catalysis.” Arvind will join the Computational Biology Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Lane Center faculty will teach a new course, 02-750 Automation of Biological Research, in Fall 2010.