•  

How machine learning helps cancer research

A session at Strange Loop 2015

Friday 25th September, 2015

11:00am to 11:40am (CST)

Machine learning methods are being applied in many different areas - from analyzing financial stock markets to movie recommender engines. But the same methods can be applied to other areas that also deal with big messy data. In bioinformatics I use similar machine learning, only this time to help find the underlying mechanisms of cancer.

The problems in bioinformatics might seem opaque and confusing - sequencing, DNA, methylation, ChIP-seq, motifs etc. But underneath, the same algorithms that are used to find groups of customers based on their buying behavior can be used to find subtypes of cancer that respond differently to treatments. Algorithms for text analysis can be used to find important patterns in DNA strands. And software verification tools can help analyze biological systems.

In this talk, I'll show you the exciting world of machine learning applications in bioinformatics. No knowledge of biology is required, the talk will be mostly in developer-speak.

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
Evelina Gabasova

Machine learning, data science, #fsharp and #rstats. bio from Twitter

Coverage of this session

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Tell your friends!

When

Time 11:00am11:40am CST

Date Fri 25th September 2015

Session Hash Tag

#strangeloop

Short URL

lanyrd.com/sdtfxw

View the schedule

Share

Topics

See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session