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CS Colloquium 9/15/2010 "Data-driven Approaches in Biomedical Ontology Research"

Posted Sep. 13, 2010

Time: Wednesday, September 15 2010, 3:45 - 5:00 PM
Place: MSB 228

Speaker: Dejing Dou, University of Oregon


Previous biomedical ontology research focuses on knowledge-driven approaches for ontology design and ontology-based reasoning. However, the application of biomedical ontologies will depend on the "fitness" of those ontologies to domain specific data. In this talk, the speaker will first explain the motivation to bring data-driven approaches, such as data mining, data modeling, and data mapping, to biomedical ontology research. Next,  the NIH-funded Neural ElectroMagnetic Ontologies (NEMO) project will lbe introduced as a case study to illustrate the ideas.

Short Bio:
Dejing Dou is an Associate Professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon and leads the Advanced Integration and Mining (AIM) Lab. He received his bachelor degree from Tsinghua University, China in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 2004. His research areas include ontology, data mining, biomedical informatics and the Semantic Web. He has published a number of papers in prestigious conferences and journals. In addition to serving on numerous program committees, he has been invited as panelist by NSF several times. Dejing Dou's research has been funded by NSF and NIH in several projects with 2.5 million grant in total.