The GSU chapter of the ACM presents

Bioinformatics: Past, Present, and Exciting Future

Dr. Murray Patterson
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Georgia State University

While some biological theories have been around for more than a century, the amount of available biological data for these has exploded in the last few decades. This data, mostly in the form of genetic sequencing, has both proven these theories with even less of a shred of doubt than ever before, while largely refining them at the same time. There is no sign of this exponential growth slowing down anytime soon; indeed, genetic sequencing technologies are evolving just as quickly, making such data even more widespread in availability as well as in scale, e.g., at the level of the single cell. I will talk about this past, present, and exciting future of bioinformatics in the context of some of the research I work on.

About the Speaker: Murray Patterson is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science bioinformatics cluster. His area of expertise is algorithmic approaches to the latest bioinformatics challenges, many of which will be mentioned in the presentation; see for more details.

Win a valuable door prize!
A 4th-generation Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker will be given away.

Friday, February 26, 2021
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

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