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June 11-12, 2010
Workshop on Optimization and Data Analysis in Biomedical Informatics

Organizing Committee:
Thomas F. Coleman University of Waterloo
Sivabal Sivaloganathan, University of Waterloo
Panos Pardalos University of Florida
Petros Xanthopoulos University of Florida
On-site Registration June 11
Fee $250
Students/PDF $60
Waived for invited speakers


This workshop will explore recent progress made in optimization and data analysis in biomedical informatics. Discuss challenges and roadblocks in biomedical informatics with reference to the application of data mining, new computing technologies and paradigms (e.g., cloud computing), optimization and control, and systems engineering .

Intended Participants

Academic and industry researchers as well as practitioners in medicine and health care.


Friday, June 11, 2010
9:00 am Opening Remarks: Thomas Coleman, University of Waterloo
9:15 am Developments in Optimization Algorithms for Data Analysis
Stephen Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:00 am Consistent Biclustering via Nonlinear 0-1 Optimization
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida
10:45 am Coffee Break
11:00 am Advances in Biclustering Methods for Re-ordering Data Matrices in Systems Biology, Drug Discovery, and Prediction of In Vivo Toxicities from In Vitro Experimental Data
Christodoulos Floudas, Princeton University
11:45 am Mathematical Models of Supervised Learning and their Application to Medical Diagnosis
Mario Guarracino, Italian National Research Council
12:30 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Data Mining Approaches for a Multiclass Cell Death Discrimination Problem
Petros Xanthopoulos, University of Florida
2:45 pm Robust Estimation of Mean Functions and Treatment Effects for Recurrent Events Under Event-Dependent Censoring and Termination: Application to Skeletal Complications in Cancer Metastatic to Bone
Richard Cook, University of Waterloo
3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:45 pm A Semi-Infinite Linear Programming Approach to Gamma Knife Perfexion
Hamid Ghaffari, University of Toronto
4:30 pm Systematic Identification and Characterization of Cancer Biomarkers
Igor Jurisica, University of Toronto
5:15 pm Reception - Fields Atrium
Saturday, June 12, 2010
9:30 am Challenges and Opportunities for Extracting Cardiovascular Risk Biomarkers from Non-Contrast CT Data
Ioannis Kakadiaris, University of Houston
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:30 am Feedback Control for Epileptic Seizure Suppression
Kostas Tsakalis, University of Arizona
11:15 am Closing Remarks – Panos Pardalos, University of Florida


List of Confirmed Participants as of June 8, 2010:

Full Name University Name
Aleman, Dionne University of Toronto
Brito, Glauber McMaster University
Clarke, Geoff University of Toronto
Coleman, Thomas F. University of Waterloo
Cook, Richard J. University of Waterloo
Cui, Xuefeng University of Waterloo
Ferretti, Vincent Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Floudas, Christodoulos A. Princeton University
Gallego, Cristina Sunnybrook Health Science
Guarracino, Mario Rosario Italian National Research Council
Hudson, Thomas Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Jurisica, Igor Ontario Cancer Institute,PMH
Kakadiaris, Ioannis University of Houston
Leung, Wai Lung (Nathan) University of Waterloo
Mukhopadhyay, Asish University of Windsor
Panigrahi, Satish Chandra University of Windsor
Pardalos, Panos M. University of Florida
Tsakalis, Konstantinos Arizona State University
Wolkowicz, Henry University of Waterloo
Wright, Stephen J. University of Wisconsin
Xanthopoulos, Petros University of Florida
Zhang, Hanxing University of Waterloo
Ghaffari, Hamid University of Toronto
Miasnikof, Peter University of Toronto



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