SMS scnews item created by Vinoth Nandakumar at Fri 4 May 2018 1602
Type: Seminar
Modified: Mon 14 May 2018 1301; Mon 14 May 2018 1309; Wed 16 May 2018 1556
Distribution: World
Expiry: 20 May 2018
Calendar1: 17 May 2018 1100-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535
CalTitle1: Applications of algebraic geometry to statistical genomics (expository)
Auth: vinoth(.pmstaff;2089.2002)

Algebraic Genomics seminar: Nandakumar -- Algebraic geometry in statistical genomics (Expository)

Sturmfels and his collaborators gives an approach to statistical genomics using
algebraic techniques.  Tropical algebraic geometry can be used to construct hidden
Markov models.  These can in turn be used to locate disease genes.  This is an
expository overview, following [Sturmfels-Pachtner] ``Algebraic Statistics and
Computational Biology".

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