Mona Singh, PhD - Princeton University

Biography: Mona Singh obtained her AB and SM degrees at Harvard University, and her PhD at MIT, all three in Computer Science. She did postdoctoral work at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. She has been on the faculty at Princeton since 1999, and currently she is Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Her group works broadly in computational molecular biology, as well as its interface with machine learning and algorithms. Her group is especially interested in developing methods for predicting and characterizing protein specificity, interactions, and networks. She is currently a Methods Editor at PLOS Computational Biology, has been program committee chair for several major computational biology conferences, including ISMB (2010), WABI (2010), ACM-BCB (2012), and RECOMB (2016), and has been Chair of the NIH Modeling and Analysis of Biological Systems Study Section (2012-2014). She received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2001, and is an ISCB Fellow.

Joshua C. Denny, MD, MS, FACMI - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Biography: Dr. Joshua Denny is Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, Director of the Center for Precision Medicine and Vice President of Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He has substantial experience in the design, development, and implementation of electronic health record (EHR) data mining algorithms and was the primary author of several natural language processing systems to support phenotype extraction algorithms for genomic research projects, including development of the phenome-wide association study (PheWAS) method. He is principal investigator (PI) of nodes in the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN), and the Implementing Genomics into Practice (IGNITE) Network. Dr. Denny is PI of the Data and Research Center of the Precision Medicine Initiative All of Us Research Program (previously called the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program), which will eventually enroll at least 1 million Americans in an effort to understand the genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors that influence human health and disease. To date, he has led >100 genome-wide and candidate gene association studies using EHR data linked to genetic data. Dr. Denny serves on a number of mentoring committees and has trained >30 postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees.

Avi Ma'ayan, PhD - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Biography: Dr. Ma'ayan is the Director of the Mount Sinai Center for Bioinformatics and a Professor in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences. Dr. Ma'ayan is also a Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded BD2K-LINCS Data Coordination and Integration Center, and the Knowledge Management Center for Illuminating the Druggable Genome. The Ma’ayan Laboratory develops data integration, machine learning, and data visualization strategies to better understand the structure and function of mammalian cellular and multicellular systems in normal physiology and disease.

Important Dates
Call for Submission Deadline Notification of Acceptance
Papers May 20 June 11
Workshops March 31 April 7
Tutorials March 31 April 7
Highlights June 1 June 11
Posters June 13 June 20


Accepted Workshops' links added

May 22, 2018

Registration Open

May 21, 2018

Revised Highlights deadline- June 1

May 11, 2018

Accepted Workshops are listed

April 29, 2018

Accepted Tutorials are listed

April 29, 2018

Updated Paper submission deadline- May 20

April 22, 2018

Sponsorship Benefits information available

April 18, 2018

Revised Workshop proposal deadline- March 31

March 22, 2018

Revised Tutorial submission deadline- March 31

March 22, 2018

Venue information is available

February 18, 2018

Call for Papers, Workshops, Posters, Tutorials, Highlights

February 12, 2018