NC State University

Department of Computer Science Colloquia 2002-2003

Date:   Friday, October 11, 2002
Time:   1:30 PM (talk)
Place:   Withers 402A, Historical Campus (click for courtesy parking request)

Speaker:  Irene Gabashvili , Stanford University

From data mining infrastructures to artificial scientists

Abstract:   In this talk, I will describe my experiences with data mining from biophysical and biochemical experiments, such as calorimetry, FT-IR, cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, cross-linking, foot-printing and RNA cleavage. I will discuss the role of visualization in the analysis of complex data as well as the promise of computer simulations for hypothesis generation and testing. I will give my personal vision of the future of computer science.

Short Bio:   Irene S. Gabashvili graduated from the Physics Department of Tbilisi State University, Georgia, in 1989 and received her PhD in Biophysics in 1992 from the Institute of Physics, Georgian Academy of Sciences. She was teaching informatics in the Center for Environmental Management and served as the head of a laboratory at the Center of Genetic Ecology, State Department of Health, Tbilisi, Georgia till 1995. She was a visiting scientist in the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres, Canada (1995), a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas (1995-1997) and a research scientist in the Laboratory of Computational Biology and Molecular Imaging, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health (1997-2001). Since 2001, she has been working in the area of bioinformatics in the laboratory of Dr. Russ Altman, Departments of Genetics and Medicine, Stanford University.

Host:   Dennis Bahler, Computer Science

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