Visiting Speaker
Alejandro Rodríguez-González
Technical University of Madrid; Medical Data Analysis laboratory (MEDAL) at Center for Biomedical Technology
DISNET: Drug repositioning and disease understanding through complex networks creation and analysis
Oct 2, 2018
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2:00 pm
177 Huntington Ave
11th floor
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DISNET is a project that aims the creation of diseases networks based on the Human Symptom Disease Network (HSDN) concept. The project is focused on extracting the information from textual sources (scientific literature, public sources, ...) and analyze the network, the interaction between the elements, and the relationships captured. The talk will focus on explaining how DISNET project aims to contribute to the scientific knowledge and the results obtained so far.

about the speaker
Alejandro Rodríguez-González, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Languages and Systems and Software Engineering at Technical University of Madrid and the principal investigator of the Medical Data Analysis laboratory (MEDAL) at Center for Biomedical Technology. His main research interests are the Semantic Web, Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical informatics field, with an interest on the creation of Medical Diagnosis Systems, medical knowledge representation and the extraction of knowledge from different sources (text, social media, etc.) and the analysis of social media impact in e-Health. Prof. Rodríguez was awarded in January 2018 with the “Best UPM Research Trajectory” award (2017 edition).

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