Computer Science Colloquium Series

Thursday, October 30th, 2008


CCT 208

“A Clustering Algorithm for DNA Microarray Data Analysis”

The lecture will be given by Dr. Junfeng Qu, faculty of Computer Science at Clayton University.

Refreshments will be served!!!

In this talk, Dr. Qu will briefly review biology, bioinformatics, and its relation to data mining. Because DNA Microarray data often provide important information on the diagnosis of cancers, computer scientists and biologists have synergized to analyze DNA Microarray data and develop corresponding algorithms.  Clustering is one of the important approaches to analyze DNA Microarray data. Especially it is very useful to discover functionally related genes and new subclasses of diseases.  A graph-cut based clustering algorithm is proposed, tested with biological data set and compared with some other clustering methods.