A Carnegie Mellon University scientist who has developed methods of analyzing complex biological patterns has received a major award from the International Society of Computational Biology.
Ziv Bar-Joseph, an associate professor at CMU, is getting the Overton Prize from the society, which promotes the use of computers to unravel how genes, proteins and cells work. He will give a keynote address in July at the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology in Long Beach, Calif.
Mr. Bar-Joseph, who was educated at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has used machine learning techniques to identify genes that help govern cell division, including one subset of genes involved in cancer.
The Overton Prize goes to scientists early in their careers who have made significant contributions to the field of computational biology.
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