SMS scnews item created by Miranda Luo at Thu 11 Apr 2024 1204
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 16 Apr 2024
Calendar1: 15 Apr 2024 1300-1400
Auth: (jluo0722) in SMS-SAML

Statistical Bioinformatics Seminar: Kwangmoon Park

Speaker: Kwangmoon Park (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 

Abstract: Emerging single cell technologies that simultaneously capture long-range
interactions of genomic loci together with their DNA methylation levels are advßancing
our understanding of 3D genome structure and its interplay with the epigenome at the
single cell level.  While methods to analyze data from single cell high throughput
chromatin conformation capture (scHi-C) experiments are maturing, methods that can
jointly analyze multiple modalities with scHi-C data are lacking.  In this talk, I
present two tensor modeling frameworks: Muscle and SHOPS, to jointly analyze 3D
conformation and DNA methylation data measured at the single cell level.  First, I
present Muscle, a joint decomposition of Multiple single cell tensors.  Muscle is a
novel tensor decomposition method that can integrate the scHi-C and DNA methylation
modalities with a direct interpretability.  Next, I introduce SHOPS, Sparse Higher Order
Partial Least Squares, which provides an inference on the direct association between
Hi-C and DNA methylation.  SHOPS is a new tensor response regression method to
simultaneously achieve denoising of the scHi-C tensor and selecting the most relevant
methylation sites with dimension reduction.  

About the speaker: Kwangmoon Park is a Statistics Ph.D.  Candidate at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison.  He is currently working on statistical genomics and high dimensional
statistics with Professor Sunduz Keles.  Before joining UW-Madison, he earned a
master’s degree in Statistics at the Yonsei University in 2020.  He earned a B.A. in
Economics and Statistics at Yonsei University in Korea and studied Economics as an
exchange student at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam in the Netherlands.  Kwangmoon Park
is mainly interested in questions related to understanding how genes are regulated by
distal regions in the genome, particularly by functional non-coding regions.  For that
purpose, he develops statistical tools for analyzing High-dimensional genomic data,
including Hi-C and HiChIP, and for linking diverse types of genomic or epigenomic data
with better statistical interpretation.  The statistical methodologies he works on are
related to tensor factorization/regression and dimension reduction techniques, including
Partial Least Squares.  

This event will be held online.  


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