The 2019 ICML Workshop on Computational Biology

Date: June 14, 2019

Location: 101, Level 1, Promenade 100, Convention center, Long Beach, CA, USA

We invite submissions to the ICML Workshop on Computational Biology to be held in Long Beach, CA, USA on June 14, 2019. In Biology, there have been incredible developments in high-throughput technologies such as next-generation sequencing, CyToF and single-cell sequencing that enable large-scale data generation from many interesting biological systems such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, and human development. The scale of these new data make it challenging to analyze with traditional computational biology methods. This presents an opportunity for the machine learning community to make significant contributions to our knowledge about human health, disease, and fundamental questions in biology.

We have invited several distinguished speakers from the Computational Biology community to discuss and present their current research. We also invite extended abstracts, long papers and highlight papers dealing with novel algorithms and computational approaches that are robust, scalable to high-dimensional data, and provide interpretable models of biological systems. These can be applications of ML methods or bioinformatics approaches to biological and biomedical data or novel approaches that enable new analyses.

Papers will be presented in poster format and some will be selected for oral presentation. 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.


We are pleased to announce the following awards sponsored by Artidis, Microsoft, UQAM, and Jetbrains:

Student Travel Award Recipients:

  • Bryan He, Stanford University
  • Brandon Carter, MIT
  • Nicasia Beebe-Wang, University of Washington

Poster Presentation Award Recipients:

  • Romain Lopez/Achille Nazaret (co-first), UC Berkeley
  • Zhenghao Chen, Calico Life Sciences
  • Weiguang Mao, University of Pittsburgh

Video Recordings of Workshop

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Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Organizing committee

Dana Pe’er:

Anshul Kundaje:

Barbara Engelhardt:

Wajdi Dhifli:

Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo:

Jennifer Listgarten:

Julia E. Vogt:

Engelbert Mephu Nguifo:

Elham Azizi:

Sandhya Prabhakaran:

Wesley Tansey:

Cassandra Burdziak:

Program Committee

Elham Azizi

Wajdi Dhifli

Sandhya Parabhakaran

Sheng Liu

Tanay Kumar Saha

Sarvesh Nikumbh

Anna Niarakis

Niina Haiminen

Jason Ernst

Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo

Matthew Peterson

Fengyuan Hu

Chetanya Pandya

Wesley Tansey

Cassandra Burdziak

Ayshwarya Subramanian

Xuya Wang

Luis Rueda

Anna Lyubetskaya

Christopher Garay

Hatice Osmanbeyoglu

Thomas Fuchs

Delasa Aghamirzaie

Manu Setty

Anshul Kundaje

Mélanie Rey

Samuel Kaski

Mathieu Carrière

Sabeur Aridhi

Filippo Utro

Adrian Heilbut

David Knowles

Elisabetta De Maria

Julia Vogt

Marcilio De Souto

Andrew Schaumberg

Mohamed Elati

Frédérique Lisacek

Djamel Zitouni

Yubin Xie

Mervin Fansler

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