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Dr Nick Dimonaco


5:45pm - Light refreshments
6:15pm - Presentation
7:15pm - Q&A
7:45pm - Close


Machine learning is all around us, but what it is, and how it is used, is often not well understood. Here I will discuss some examples of how we use relatively simple machine learning techniques to solve complex biological problems.

I will introduce machine learning techniques such as decision trees and a simple neural network and then show how they can be used in a biological context.

About the speaker

Nick Dimonaco is a Postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University in Canada and holds remote research positions at the School of Biological Sciences at Queen's University Belfast and the Computer Science Department at Aberystwyth University.

As a graduate of Aberystwyth's Computer Science Department, he has endeavoured to bring computational techniques to the field of microbiology. He specifically focuses on developing novel computational methods, both traditional and machine learning based, to help solve biological problems such as the discovery and functional understanding of microbial genes and their impact on human health.

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Using machine learning techniques to solve complex biological problems
Date and time
Thursday 16 February, 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Aberystwyth University
MP-0.15 (Physics Main) Physical Sciences Building)
SY23 3BZ
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