Joint ICML and IJCAI 2018

Workshop on Computational Biology

Location: Joint ICML/AAMAS/IJCAI Conference (FAIM) 2018, Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm SWEDEN

Room: C8

Date: Sat, July 14 2018

Description

We invite submissions to the Joint ICML and IJCAI Workshop on Computational Biology to be held in Stockholm SWEDEN (July 10-15, 2018). In Biology, there have been credible 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. However, the scale of these new data make it challenging to analyze with traditional computational biology methods. In contrast, it presents an opportunity for machine learning practitioners to make significant contributions to our knowledge about human health and disease. It therefore 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 extended abstracts, long papers and highlight papers dealing with novel algorithms and computational approaches that are especially robust and scalable to high-dimensional data defined by tens of thousands of features as well as thousands to millions of observations. and provide interpretable relationships in biological systems. These can be applications of ML methods or bioinformatics approaches to biological and biomedical data.

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.


Awards

We are pleased to announce Student Travel Awards sponsored by Microsoft Research and IBM Research.

Furthermore, Poster Presentation Awards sponsored by Python and Jetbrains will be given to the best poster presentations!

Awardees will receive certificates during the closing ceremony.

Student Travel Award Recipients:

  • Safiye Celik, University of Washington
  • Romain Menegaux, MINES ParisTech
  • Pang Wei Koh, Stanford University
  • Dylan Lebatteux, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Andreea Deac, University of Cambridge

Registration

All participants must register for the workshop via the website of ICML 2018 conference or IJCAI 2018 conference

Organizing Committee

Dana Pe’er, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Christina Leslie, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Anshul Kundaje, Stanford University

Barbara Engelhardt, Princeton University

Mohammed Javeed Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Wajdi Dhifli, University of Lille

Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo, Université du Québec à Montréal

Engelbert Mephu Nguifo, Université Clermont Auvergne

Elham Azizi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sandhya Prabhakaran, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Wesley Tansey, Columbia University

Meghana Kshirsagar, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Ambrose Carr, Columbia University

Program Committee

Elham Azizi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sandhya Prabhakaran, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo, Université du Québec à Montréal

Wajdi Dhifli, University of Lille

Meghana Kshirsagar, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Anshul Kundaje, Stanford University

Engelbert Mephu Nguifo, Université Clermont Auvergne

Wesley Tansey, Columbia University

Jason Ernst, University of California, Los Angeles

Volker Roth, University of Basel

Cheng Soon Ong, CSIRO

Niina Haiminen, IBM Research

Manu Setty, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Adrian Heilbut, Boston University

Julia Vogt, University of Basel

Melanie Rey, Benevolent AI

Amrita Kar, Boston University

Xuya Wang, New York University

Fengyuan Hu, Babraham Institute

Johannes Reiter, Harvard University

Cassandra Burdziak, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Filippo Utro, IBM

Delasa Aghamirzaie, Virginia Tech

Chetanya Pandya, Sema4 Genomics

Sheng Liu, Indiana University School of Medicine

Elisabetta De Maria, Laboratoire I3S

Frederique Lisacek, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Dechang Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology

Luis Rueda, University of Windsor

The Phuong Dao, Google

Sarvesh Nikumbh, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics

Anna Niarakis, Univ Evry, Université Paris-Saclay

Andrew Schaumberg, Cornell University

Rabie Saidi, UniProt, European Bioinformatics Institute

Vishal Srivastava

Marcilio De Souto, LIFO/University of Orleans

Annie Chateau, LIRMM, UM2

Sabeur Aridhi, University of Lorraine

Simon De Givry, INRA - MIAT

Mohamed Elati, Université de Lille

Costas Bouyioukos, Université Paris-Diderot

Tanay Kumar Saha, eBay

Mohammad Al Hasan, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Anna Lyubetskaya, Harvard University

For workshop-related queries please contact:

workshopcompbio@gmail.com