Workshop 2: DAC Workshop on Modeling of Biological Systems (MoBS)
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM — 6:30 PM
|Organizers: ||Subarna Sinha - Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA|
| ||Natasa Miskov-Zivanov - Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA|
| ||Smita Krishnaswamy - Columbia Univ., New York, NY|
|Speakers: ||Edward Dougherty - Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX|
| ||Dana Pe'er - Columbia Univ., Columbia, NY|
| ||Josh Stuart - Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA|
| ||Shuichi Takayama - Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI|
The First Workshop on Modeling of Biological Systems (MoBS) focuses on computational methods and software tools for the modeling and analysis of biological systems. It will bring together researchers from computational systems biology and design automation communities. The field of electronic design automation (EDA) has developed sophisticated methods for optimizing and designing the most complicated machines in the world. The success of EDA is apparent in ubiquitousness of high-performance VLSI systems in every walk of life.
Most, if not all of these systems have been built using one or more tools developed by the EDA community. The computational methods that have been developed to design and analyze such complicated systems can be harnessed in modeling and analyzing biological systems. EDA researchers are highly trained in algorithm development and system design. They possess expertise in a wide variety of computational methods such as convex optimization, automated verification, theorem proving, pattern recognition/clustering and probabilistic or stochastic system modeling, and their viewpoints could bring new results in biology.
We hope to create an environment rich in cross fertilization where different types of researchers interact and start fruitful collaborations. For biologists, this workshop is an opportunity to showcase their work to an entirely new audience and gain exposure to a new talent pool of potential postdocs and graduate students. For EDA experts, this workshop provides an excellent opportunity to explore challenges in biology and medical research, and recognize potential for new collaborations and novel applications of methods and techniques they are familiar with.
Topics of interest at the MoBS workshop include biological network inference, CAD and visualization of biological systems, data-mining for bio and health-care systems, hybrid methods for bio-system simulation, bio-model validation and verification, sensitivity analysis for biological systems and much more.
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