Andre C Ponce de Leon F de Carvalho - University of São Paulo/USP

Andre Ponce de Leon

André C. P. L. F. de Carvalho is Full Professor in the department of Computer Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He was Associate Professor in the University of Guelph, Canada, Visiting Researcher in the University of Porto, Portugal and Visiting Professor in the University of Kent, UK. He is Assessor ad hoc for funding Agencies in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic and UK. His main research interests are Data Science, Machine Leearning and Data Science. Prof. de Carvalho has several publications in these areas, including 10 paper awards from conferences organized by ACM, IEEE. He was the founding director of the Center of Machine Learning in Data Analysis, University of São Paulo and is currently the vice-director of the Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry, University of São Paulo . He is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Latin American and Caribbean Chapter and of the Brazilian Science for Education Network.


Automating Machine Learning Applications in Bioinformatics

Several applications in Bioinformatics have benefited from the use of Machine Learning. For an efficient application of Machine Learning in these problems, several choices need to be made. Many of these choices depend on carrying out a large number of experiments and / or having advanced Machine Learning knowledge. This talk will address how many of these choices can be automated, facilitating the use of Machine Learning by both non-experts in Machine Learning and supporting Machine Learning experts by reducing manual and / or repetitive tasks. The automation of Machine Learning experiments is known as AutoML. Many Universities software companies are developing projects in AutoML. This talk will present how AutoML can be used to solve problems in Bioinformatics.