Large scale machine learning challenges for systems biology
by dr. Yvan Saeys - Machine Learning and Data Mining group, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Division, VIB-UGent Department of Plant Systems Biology
Due to technological advances, the amount of biological data, and the pace at which it is generated has increased dramatically during the past decade. To extract new knowledge from these ever increasing data sets, automated techniques such as data mining and machine learning techniques have become standard practice.
In this talk, I will give an overview of large scale machine learning challenges in bioinformatics and systems biology, highlighting the importance of using scalable and robust techniques such as ensemble learning methods implemented on large computing grids.
I will present some of our state-of-the-art tools to solve problems such as biomarker discovery, large scale network inference, and biomedical text mining at PubMed scale.