Concurrent Speaker :
Ravishankar Iyer, PhD

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois

Ravishankar K. Iyer, PhD leads the DEPEND group at CSL which is focused on systems and software: deep measurement driven analytics combined with machine learning methods and data driven innovations with applications in two important domains: i) trust, and ii) health. Working closely with Mayo Clinic, Professor Iyer's DEPEND group has developed a rich data-driven analytics framework that is enabling discoveries in both clinical and biological settings. He currently co-leads the Computational Genomics Initiative at Illinois and is the PI for the Center for Computational Biology and Genomic Medicine CCGBM. The CCBGM develops and promotes collaboration between academia, industry, hospitals, and research laboratories to utilize the power of computational predictive genomics and advance pressing health care and related computational biotechnology issues of significant industrial interest. Also funded by an NSF MRI grant is a new computational platform to address both accuracy and performance issues for a range of genomics applications. The DEPEND group also has extensive expertise in data analytics in the system resilience and security domains - a domain where his group has won several awards and recognitions in both in advanced data analytics and resilient system design in critical infrastructures.

Dr. Iyer is the George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, in the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. He is also a faculty Research Affiliate at the Mayo Clinic.


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