Convergence Seminar
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Maria Chikina, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Computational and Systems Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Genome scale technologies can measure thousands or even millions of molecules but the individual measurements are often noisy redouts of the internal biological state. For any computational approaches, the ultimate goal is to infer the true biological state parameters from their effects on a much larger set of experimental readouts. Indeed, much of genomic data analysis can be viewed as a special case of dimensionality reduction. Unlike a generic dimensionality reduction problem, however, in the biological case we have extensive prior knowledge about the data-generating process. In this talk, several methods will be discussed that exploit this prior knowledge to create interpretable low-dimensional representations for genome scale datasets.


December 9, 2020
12:00-1:00pm PST

The Convergence Seminar is organized by Gladstone’s Institute for Data Science and Biotechnology. This seminar series brings together scientists from varying disciplines to solve complex scientific questions and accelerate the path to cures.

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