Welcome !

Location:           Marriott Marquis Hotel, 9th floor, Cantor, Jolson & Marquis B
Date:                  Friday June 24th 2016
Time:                 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

NEWS! PhD Posters is providing free delivery directly to the conference venue (Order Deadline: 6/18 6:30PM; Rush Order Deadline: 6/18 11:59PM; Pick up on-site: 6/19 8:30AM).
NEWS! Workshop registration has been reopened! Please register for Workshops here.
NEWS! We have a limited number of Student Travel Awards available that would cover partial travel expenses. Those who are interested please fill out the application form by May 16th.


The application of Machine Learning in Computational Biology has advanced significantly in recent years. In Computational Biology, there has been credible developments in many high-throughput technologies like next-generation sequencing, CyToF and single-cell sequencing that enable data generation from many interesting biological systems. The gamut of novel algorithms in Machine Learning makes it very attractive to apply these methods to the challenging biological questions. It therefore only seems befitting to bring together researchers engaged in applying ML in Computational biology to discuss recent advances in this interdisciplinary field and ongoing developments.

We have invited several distinguished speakers from the Computational Biology community to discuss and present their current research. We also invite papers that deal with novel algorithms and computational approaches that are especially robust and scalable to high-dimensional data and and provide interpretable relationships in biological systems. We encourage submissions dealing with applications of machine learning methods or bioinformatics approaches to biological or biomedical data. Papers will be presented in poster format and some would be chosen for oral presentation as well. Through invited talks and presentations by the participants, this workshop will bring together current advances in Computational Biology and set the stage for continuing interdisciplinary research discussions.


Program Committee

  • Elham Azizi, Columbia University
  • Sandhya Prabhakaran, Columbia University
  • Niina S Haiminen, IBM Research
  • Meghana Kshirsagar, IBM Research
  • Melanie Rey, J. P. Morgan (UK)
  • Manu Setty, Columbia University
  • Jorge Luis Reyes Ortiz, Sense Health (Netherlands)
  • Julia E. Vogt, University of Konstanz
  • Narges Razavian, New York University
  • Fengyuan Hu, Babraham Institute (UK)
  • Semanti Mukherjee, Regeneron Genetics Center (NYC)
  • Matthew Peterson, MITRE
  • Shile Zhang, Illumina
  • Antonio Gomes, Columbia University
  • Delasa Aghamirzaie, Virginia Tech
  • Chetanya Pandya, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Anna Lyubetskaya, Beth Israel Deaconess
  • Teresa Wang, Boston University
  • Wen-Han Yu, MIT
  • Lingling Jiang, Columbia University
  • Thomas J. Fuchs, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center & Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Amrita Kar, Boston University
  • Adrian Heilbut, Boston University & Broad Institute
  • Noushin Niknafs, Johns Hopkins
  • Sudhir Shankar Raman, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich
  • Irina Glotova, Seven Bridges Genomics
  • Xuya Wang, New York University
  • Wenke Liu, New York University
  • Nishant Ullas Nair, University of Maryland
  • Hamid Palangi, University of British Columbia