Research Seminars

All seminars are held at the University Center Tower 7000 Fannin Street, 14th floor (UCT 1414 or UCT 1412), Houston, TX 77030 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST.

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All seminars are archived on the SBMI Seminar Archive page.

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Date Speaker Topic
Aug. 29 Stephen Wu Patient Level Search in EHR Text
Sept. 5 Kang Hsieh (With Avi Raju, Bin Yao, Adeola Akinfaderin) Fraud Detection using Clustering Techniques, SBMIners win the MITRE Healthcare Anti-Fraud Academic Competition
Sept. 12 Ying Lin Large-Scale Personalized Health Surveillance by Collaborative Learning and Selective Sensing
Sept. 19 Amelio Telenti The data of 150,000 human genomes
Sept. 26 Licong Cui Ontology Quality Assurance for Biomedical Data Science and Applications
Oct. 3 W. Jim Zheng Promote Data Driven Research
Oct. 10 Miran Kim Homomorphic Encryption for Protecting Genomic Privacy
Oct. 17 Akdes Harmanci Identifying Cancer Biomarkers using Integrative Analysis of Single Cell and Bulk Sequencing Data
Oct. 24 Pora Kim FusionGDB: A Reference Resource of Functional Annotation of Human Fusion Genes
Oct. 31 Xiaoqian Jiang Distributed data analysis
Nov. 7 Philip W Bradley HIMSS Analytics – Maturity Model Benefits
Nov. 14 Muhammad Amith Applications of Semantics and Knowledge Representation for Public Health Informatics Research
Nov. 21 Thanksgiving Week
Nov. 28 Yejin Kim Tensor Factorization for Computational Phenotyping
Dec. 5 Jiajie Zhang   State of the School