Biomedical and Translational Informatics Laboratory


EDGE 2017 Agenda:

   ** last updated 2/9/2017**

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Thursday, February 9, 2017

8:30 AM   Breakfast and Registration   Terrace 

9:00 AM

Welcome and Scientific Remarks by Drs. Jason Moore & Marylyn Ritchie Salon C

9:30 AM

Dr. Jason Moore
Hidden Epistasis

10:00 AM

Alon Keinan, PhD - Keynote
Gene-gene Interactions in Association Studies:
Methods, Applications, and Commentary 

10:30 AM

10:45 AM

Chris Bauer, Pendergrass Lab
Phenotypic Interaction: The other side of epistasis

11:15 AM

Zaya Battogtokh and James D. Malley - Keynote
The Optimal Crowd Learning Machine

11:45 AM Discussion
12:00 PM Catered Lunch Terrace
1:00 PM

Shefali Setia, Ritchie Lab
In Search of epistatic features

Salon C
1:30 PM

Trudy F. C. Mackay, PhD, FRS - Keynote
Effect of Genetic Architecture on the Prediction Accuracy of Quantitative Traits

2:00 PM Discussion
2:30 PM Break
2:45 PM

Ryan Urbanowicz , Moore Lab
Feature selection with REBATE

3:15 PM


4:00 PM Adjourn for the day (Dinner on your own)

Friday, February 10, 2017

8:30 AM  Breakfast   Terrace 
9:00 AM

Britney Graham, Williams Lab

Salon C
9:30 AM

Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D. - Keynote
genomic insights to developmental origins of schizophrenia

10:00 AM Discussion
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM

Joan E. Bailey-Wilson, Ph.D. - Keynote
Detection of interacting features in unrelateds and families: r2VIM and TrioRF

11:15 AM

Emily Holzinger, Wilson Lab
r2VIM: the benefit of recurrency for Random Forest based variable selection

11:30 AM

Qing Li, Wilson Lab
Comparing Different Splitting Criteria for Trio Random Forest

11:45 AM Discussion
12:00 PM Catered Lunch Terrace
1:00 PM Dr. Yong Chen
Embracing heterogeneity: the phylogenY-aware Effect size Tests for Interactions (YETI)
Salon C
1:30 PM Group Discussion
3:00 PM Cocktail Hour Poolside
5:00 PM Dinner on your own

Saturday, February 11, 2017