Plenary Lecture

Machine Learning in Biomedical Informatics

Professor Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem
Professor of Computer Science
Head of Medical Informatics and Knowledge Engineering Research Unit
Faculty of Computer and Information sciences
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt
E-mail: abmsalem@yahoo.com

Abstract: Biomedical informatics is a multidisciplinary field of research, at the intersection of medical sciences, biology sciences, biochemistry neurosciences, cognitive sciences and informatics. Machine learning offers potentially powerful tools and intelligent techniques that can help in solving many medical and biological problems. The variety of machine learning algorithms enable the design of a robust techniques and new methodologies for managing, representing, accumulating, understanding ,discovering ,and updating knowledge in biological/medical databases. This paper explores the applications of machine learning in medical and biological domains. Current research topics and promising application areas are discussed as well.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Prof. Dr. Abdel-Badeeh M Salem is a Professor of Computer Science since 1989 at Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University, Cairo-Egypt. He is a professor emeritus since October 2007. He was a Director of Scientific Computing Center at Ain Shams University (1984-1990). His research includes intelligent computing, expert systems, biomedical informatics, and intelligent e-learning technologies. He has published around 250 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings in these areas. He has been involved in more than 300 conferences and workshops as an Int. Program Committee , organizer and Session Chair. He is author and co-author of 15 Books in English and Arabic Languages.
He was one of the founders of the following events, First Egyptian Workshop on Expert Systems 1987, Int. Cairo Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications in 1992 and Int. Conf. on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems 2002, and one of the main sustainers of annual Int. Romanian Internet Learning Workshop Project (RILW), 1997.
In addition he was Secretary of Egyptian Computer Society (1984-1990), Member of National Committee in Informatics – Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (1992-200), Member of Egyptian Committee in the Inter-Governmental Informatics Program, IIP-UNISCO, Paris (1988-1990) and Coordinator of the Annual International Conference for Statistics, Scientific Computing, and Social and Demographic Research (1983-1990). In addition he was a partner of a MEDCAMPUS Projects on Methodologies and Technologies for Distance Education in Mediterranean (1993-1995). In addition He is a Member of the Editorial Board of 15 international and national Journals in the following countries: Canada; Italy, Romania, Japan, Turkey, UK and Egypt. Also, He is member of many Int. Scientific Societies and associations in USA, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Canada and Egypt.