Modeling Diseases using Data Science – Igor Jurisica,PhD (University of Toronto)

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Modeling Diseases using Data Science – Igor Jurisica,PhD (University of Toronto)

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Synthetic Intelligence Forum is excited to convene a session about “Modeling Diseases using Data Science” with Igor Jurisica, PhD (Professor of Medical Biophysics and Computer Science, University of Toronto).

Topic: In this talk, Professor Jurisica will showcase his research that focuses on integrative informatics and the representation. He will present an overview of the analysis and visualization of high-dimensional data to identify prognostic/predictive signatures, determine clinically relevant combination therapies, and develop accurate models of drug mechanism of action and disease-altered signalling cascades.

Biography: Professor Igor Jurisica is a Senior Scientist at Krembil Research Institute, Professor at U Toronto and Visiting Scientist at IBM CAS. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Computing, Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen’s U, Computer Science at York U, an adjunct scientist at the Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovak Academy of Sciences and an Honorary Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Since 2015, he has also served as Chief Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Rotman School of Management.

He has published extensively on data mining, visualization and cancer informatics, including multiple papers in Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Methods, J Clinical Investigations, J Clinical Oncology, and has over 12,299 since 2014, including 848 highly influential citations (SemanticScholar), and 13,795 lifetime citations (WOS) with h-index 52.

Dr. Jurisica has won numerous awards, including a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Integrative Cancer Informatics, the IBM Faculty Partnership Award (3-time recipient), and IBM Shared University Research Award (4-time recipient). He has been included in Thomson Reuters 2016, 2015 & 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers, and The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2015 & 2014 Reports. In 2019 he was included in the Top 100 AI Leaders in Drug Discovery and Advanced Healthcare list.

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