Keynote Speaker

Josh Stuart

Josh Stuart
Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz

Short Bio.
Dr. Stuart has expertise in developing computational models to integrate multiple sources of information and a background in machine-learning applied to high-throughput datasets. He has recently developed pathway-based models to integrate multiple sources of gene activity to predict alterations and clinical outcomes in tumor samples. He co-leads the Pan-Cancer working groups for the Cancer Genome Atlas project and the International Cancer Genomics Consortium, co-directs the UCSC-Buck institute genome data analysis center, directs a big data resource for NCI to develop high-level information from CGHub raw DNA/RNA sequence data, and leads the pathway analysis for a prostate cancer Stand Up To Cancer and Prostate Cancer Foundation “Dream Team.”

  • Discovering pathways underlying carcinogenesis. Work with David Haussler
  • Open competitions to identify the best methods for cancer analysis with DREAM

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Baylor College of Medicine, USA

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Henry Rodriguez
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Shannon Hughes
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Ajay Pillai
National Human Genome Research Institute, USA

Laura Heiser
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Gustavo Stolovitzky
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Ken Lau
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Jonathan Pevsner
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