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MSU CSE Colloquium Series 2013-2014: Aidong Zhang

Title: Analysis of Objects and Modules in Dynamic Networks and Its Application in Bioinformatics

Aidong Zhang

UB Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

State University of New York at Buffalo


The analysis of dynamic networks has been a hot topic in data mining lately. Dynamic networks are structures with objects and links between the objects that vary in time. Temporary information in dynamic networks can be used to reveal many important phenomena such as bursts of activities in social networks and evolution of functional modules in protein interaction networks. In this talk, I will present our ideas and approaches to identify the roles of objects and modules and track the changes of object roles and patterns of modules in dynamic networks. Our approaches will discover how the strength of each detected modules changes over the entire observation period. I will also demonstrate the application of our approaches in bioinformatics.

Short Bio:

Dr. Aidong Zhang is UB Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research interests include bioinformatics, data mining, multimedia and database systems, and content-based image retrieval. She is an author of over 250 research publications in these areas. She has chaired or served on over 100 program committees of international conferences and workshops, and currently serves several journal editorial boards. She has published two books “Protein Interaction Networks: Computational Analysis” (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and “Advanced Analysis of Gene Expression Microarray Data” (World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc. 2006). Dr. Zhang is a recipient of the US National Science Foundation CAREER award and State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Research Recognition award. Dr. Zhang is an IEEE Fellow.


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