The Division of Biostatistics at the Department of Preventive Medicine invites you to attend the following seminar by our speaker, Siamak Yousefi, Ph.D. Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at UTHSC.
Date: MONDAY, 04/23/2018
Time: 2 P.M.
Place: 4th Floor Conference Room 400 in the Doctors Office Building at 66 N. Pauline Street, Memphis, TN 38105. Please park in the multi-story parking garage adjacent to the Doctors Office Building, and bring your parking card with you so we can give you a validation ticket.
Presenter: Siamak Yousefi, Ph.D., Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at UTHSC
Title: Mining high-dimensional sparse data: application to single-cell RNA Sequencing data
Abstract: Description: Healthcare and research enterprises are producing increasingly large amounts of high-dimensional data. As large and complex datasets are becoming increasingly available to the research community, advanced data mining and machine learning techniques are required to make sense of data and extract knowledge. In this talk, I will explain how statistical and machine learning approaches could be applied on single-cell RNA-Sequencing data with over 50 thousand features to cluster data in an unsupervised fashion. Biography: Siamak Yousefi received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Before joining UTHSC, he was a research scientist at the University of California San Diego (USCD) and a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo. He has completed a postdoctoral training in Brain Computer Interface (BCI) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and a postdoctoral training in retinal data mining and machine learning at UCSD. Dr. Yousefi is an editor of the EC Ophthalmology journal, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).
We look forward to seeing you all among us.
Mehmet Kocak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Preventive Medicine, UTHSC