Michael I. Jordan , Ph.D
Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor
Department of EECS
Department of Statistics
University of California, Berkeley
Title: Statistical Inference of Protein Structure and Function
The study of the structure and function of proteins serves up many problems that offer challenges and opportunities for computational and statistical research. I will overview my experiences in several such problem domains, ranging from domains where off-the-shelf ideas can be fruitfully applied to domains that require new thinking. These are:
- the identification of active sites in enzymes;
- the modeling of protein backbone configurations;
- the prediction of molecular function based on phylogeny;
- alignment and phylogenetic inference.
Nancy Cox, Ph.D.
Professor and Section Chief, Section of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Member: Computation Institute, Committee on Genetics, Committee on Molecular Medicine, Committee on Cancer Biology
Title: Transitions: GWAS to Sequencing, Discovery to Understanding, and Bench to Bedside.