Data integration to support translational and clinical research: from IT architectures to data analytics
Prof. Riccardo Bellazzi, PhD
Full Professor of Bioengineering and Biomedical Informatics
Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering
The University of Pavia
Wednesday, March 22nd
10:00 am | COM 8403
Biomedical research and clinical practice have become in the last 20 years “data intensive” fields, thus giving Biomedical informatics a progressively central role. A key aspect of biomedical data is represented by their “variety”, i.e. the diversity of data types available that requires different knowledge and approaches to manage and interpret them. Being able to leverage variety can be a crucial enabling factor for translational and clinical research, as well as for a more effective patients’ care. The talk will report some research efforts to deal with such aspect and discuss some experiences carried on at the University of Pavia, Italy, ranging from the definition of a proper IT architecture and infrastructure to the design and implementation of novel data analytics algorithms, oriented to data integration and fusion.