Once every week while school is in session, EECS invites a distinguished researcher or practitioner in a computer science or electrical and computer engineering-related field to present their ideas and/or work. Talks are generally targeted to electrical engineering and computer science graduate students. This colloquium series is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming Colloquia

AI Seminar: Computationally analyzing knowledge graphs and using machine-learning for drug repositioning and precision oncology applications

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/yup7cppa

Speaker Information

Stephen Ramsey
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Oregon State University


I will describe our work on two projects: an NIH consortium project, the Biomedical Data Translator, and a project to use machine learning to improve outcomes in cancer treatment. The Biomedical Data Translator project's broad aim is to advance translational science using computer-aided knowledge exploration and reasoning. Our team is developing a reasoning system, ARAX, that is geared toward drug repositioning for common diseases and therapeutic recommendation for rare inherited diseases. I will describe some of the principles behind this system and key challenges inherent to building scalable reasoning systems. For the precision oncology project, I will also present some recent work in our lab on using machine-learning to predict response to chemotherapy based on transcriptome data acquired from tumor samples.

Speaker Bio

Stephen is a computational biologist whose PhD work was in computational physics. At OSU, Stephen holds a dual appointment in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Stephen's research has been recognized by multiple awards including an NIH K25 Career Development Award, a PhRMA New Investigator Award, an NSF CAREER award, and the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine Zoetis Award.

Past Colloquia

J. Andrew (Drew) Bagnell
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Prof Melanie Mitchell
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:00am to 7:00am
Zico Kolter
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:00am to 7:00am
Mark Guzdial
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Alfred O. Hero III
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Yuejie Chi
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Shay Deutsch
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
Jed Irvine
Monday, February 17, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm