Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 6th International Conference on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

En Bing Lin

Central Michigan University, USA

Keynote: Big data analysis in bioinformatics
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Biography:

En-Bing Lin is a Professor of Mathematics at Central Michigan University, USA. He has been associated with several institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of California, Riverside, University of Toledo, UCLA, and University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include Data Analysis, Applied and Computational Mathematics, and Mathematical Physics. He has Supervised a number of graduate and undergraduate students. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals. He has organized several special sessions at regional IEEE conferences and many other professional meetings

Abstract:

With the increasing use of advanced technology and the exploding amount of data in bioinformatics, it is imperative to introduce effective and efficient methods to handle Big data using the distributed and parallel computing technologies. Big data analytics can examine large data sets, analyze and correlate genomic and proteomic information. In this presentation, we begin with an overview of Big data and Big data analytics, we then address several challenging and important tasks in bioinformatics such as analyzing coding, noncoding regions and finding similarities for coding and noncoding regions as well as many other issues. We further study mutual information-based gene or feature selection method where features are wavelet-based; the bootstrap techniques employed to obtain an accurate estimate of the mutual information and other new methods to analyze data. Given the multi-scale structure of most biological data, several methods will be presented to achieve improvements in the quality of mathematical or statistical analysis of such data. In a DNA strand, it is essential to find sequences, which can be transcribed to complementary parts of the DNA strand. We will mention several methods to identify protein coding regions. We also use some special variance and entropy to analyze similarities among coding and noncoding regions of several DNA sequences respectively and compare the resulting data. We will address the use of big data analytics in many phases of the bioinformatics analysis pipeline

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Biography:

Abdel-Salam Gomaa holds BS and MS (2004) degrees in Statistics from Cairo University and MS (2006) and PhD (2009) degrees in Statistics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech, USA). Prior to joining Qatar University as an Assistant Professor and a Coordinator of the Statistical Consulting Unit and Coordinator for the Statistics Programs, he taught at Faculty of Economics and Political Science (Cairo University), Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma State University. Also, he worked at JPMorgan Chase Co. as Assistant Vice President in Mortgage Banking and Business Banking Risk Management Sectors. He has published several research papers and delivered numerous talks and workshops. He has awarded couples of the highest prestige awards such as Teaching Excellence from Virginia Tech, Academic Excellence Award, Freud International Award, and Mary G Natrella Scholarship from American Statistical Association (ASA) and American Society for Quality (ASQ), for outstanding graduate study of the theory and application of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and Total Quality Management. He is a Member of the ASQ and ASA

Abstract:

There are so many applications for detecting the changes in the relationship between the response variable and explanatory variable (s) may be the most important consideration rather than detecting the changes in univariate or multivariate quality characteristics. This relationship between the response variable and one or more explanatory variables is called a profile. The act of using various techniques to statistically monitor the process or product profiles is known as profile monitoring. The study introduces two mixed model methods to monitor profiles from the exponential family: a nonparametric (NP) regression method based on the penalized spline regression technique and a semi-parametric (SP) method (Model robust profile monitoring for the generalized linear mixed model (MRGLMM)) which combines the advantages of both the parametric and nonparametric methods. A correctly specified parametric (P) model will have the most power in detecting the profile shift, while a NP method can give improved performance for any type of profile. The MRGLMM method gives results similar to the P method when P model is correctly specified and it gives results similar to the NP method if the proposed P model is badly misspecified. The MRGLMM method gives results that are superior to either the P method or the NP method if the P model provides some useful information regarding profile behavior. Thus, the MRGLMM method is robust to model misspecification. The performances of P, NP and MRGLMM methods are compared through a simulation study using binary data

Keynote Forum

Hong Lin

University of Houston-Downtown, USA

Keynote: Information technologies: opportunities and challenges in personal healthcare systems
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Biography:

Hong Lin was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Purdue University; an Assistant Research Officer at the National Research Council, Canada, and a Software Engineer at Nokia, Inc. He is currently a Professor with UHD. His research interests include human-centered computing, parallel/distributed computing, grid computing, multi-agent systems, and high level computational models. He is a Co-supervisor of the Grid Computing Lab at UHD

Abstract:

The well-being of a person consists of 2 aspects: the physical body well-being and the mind well-being (the perception or the feeling of well-being). Technology development makes it possible to massively produce cheap sensors for personal use. The data collected, if being properly analyzed, can provide objective and comprehensive personal health information. The information helps us to understand the well-being of the person and then further offers the opportunity to develop a high quality personal healthcare system for the well-being of the person. In this talk, I will report our preliminary findings in applying modern information technology to personal healthcare systems. We construct a brain activity level model by using EEG signals to objectively measure the effectiveness of meditation, detect mental fatigue and boredom, and comprehend human emotions. Also, we have used accelerometer and GPS data to assess sports performance and training enhancement, leg muscle injury prevention and recovery monitoring, and fall prevention for aged people. In addition, the ubiquitous nature of accelerometer and GPS technology make it possible to deliver personal healthcare services for people in physical excise. Then, we exploit the potential of Kinect device in monitoring the movements of aged persons in their houses to prevent falls. Finally, we point out some remaining challenges and possible opportunities in using information technologies to deliver personal health care