Seminar by Dr Hisham Al-Assam at the Open University

19 April 2016

Dr Hisham Al-Assam was invited to give a seminar to the LHCS Research Group at the Open University, on 19 April 2016, as part of their LHCS Research Seminar Programme 2016.

In his talk, “Computational life science: has it been successful enough?”, Dr Al-Assam explained to the Life Health and Chemical Sciences group how computing algorithms can be effectively employed in multidisciplinary applications with focus on those related to life, medical, and biomedical sciences. He then presented a number of real-life case studies based on the latest research carried out at the Applied Computing Department in collaboration with other partners such as the Open University, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital. With the ever increasing volume of data being made available for researchers, Dr Al-Assam concluded his seminar by overviewing state-of-art technologies in big data and machine learning, and highlighting some future directions.