Cambridge Semantic Web Monthly Meetup

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MIT Stata Center - Star Room

32 Vassar Street Star Room on 4th Floor · Cambridge, MA

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Rm 32-D463, 4th floor, Star Conference Room, Stata Center, MIT

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Linked Data: Enabling Data Science since 2001

Helena Deus, PhD, Associate Director of Data Science, Foundation Medicine, Inc.

The popularity of data sciences has amplified and shone a light on the role of statistics and machine learning in data driven business intelligence. However, as anyone who has been in the trenches of data sciences knows, the large majority of their time is spent doing data gathering, data wrangling, data cleaning and yes - linking data from heterogeneous datasets!

In 2001, a seminal paper in scientific american changed the way many data driven scientists search for and publish data. It has also created an entire new discipline within computer sciences. iSemantics, ESWC, ISWC, SWAT4LS are shining examples of this. Fifteen years later, there are massive amounts of Linked Data all over the web. In this talk, I will attempt to explore how the Semantic Web/Linked Data community can better support Data Scientists in the world of health care and life sciences.

Helena Deus is Associate Director at Foundation Medicine, where she leads a team of data scientists and engineers tasked with data integration, data management, query parallelisation, data reuse and data mining for the facilitation of medical knowledge insights. As a data scientist focused on the intersection of oncology and molecular biology, she is dedicated to researching and pioneering IT solutions for precision medicine data fusion and data interpretation problems. Helena received her PhD in Bioinformatics from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.