CCD Distinguished Lecture Series

Data Science for Biomedical Informatics in the Planet of the Apps

November 30, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
JOnas Almeida, PhD
Professor & Chief Technology Officer, Stony Brook University
407A/B BAUM, Offices at Baum, 5607 Baum Blvd.
School of Medicine - Biomedical Informatics
Toni Porterfield
Training Program Coordinator

As in all new fields of academic inquiry, Data Science starts with an identity crisis. So, what’s new about the way Data Science derives from Computer Science, Biostatistics and Genomic Atlases? Does the deployment of interoperable Data Spaces from Genomic Data Commons to HL7 FHIR, the commoditization of Cloud Computing, or the optimized classification with Machine Learning, fundamentally contribute to answering important questions? What about Precision Medicine, does Data Science even play a role in that translation beyond being a toolbox? This discussion will be illustrated with examples* of how Data Science already contributes to some of these endeavors, and how it could for many others, as it matures into a quantitative framework that is both pervasive and participated. It will be argued, and illustrated with published work, that Data Science opens a number of novel avenues in quantitative research that go beyond its immediate applications to the delivery of HealthCare. Bring your laptop if you want to try the examples as they are presented.