Dr. Honavar and colleagues receive support to develop e-science Cyberinfrastructure for life sciences

February 26, 2007

The Center for Integrative Animal Genomics (CIAG) recently awarded a $50,000, 2-year grant to the Center for Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery (CCILD) which, together with an additional $50,000 in matching funds from CCILD, will be used to support a CCILD Research Associate. The research associate will work with CCILD and CIAG faculty including Dr. Vasant Honavar (Computer Science), Dr. Chris Tuggle (Animal Science), Dr. Heather Greenlee (Biomedical Sciences), and Dr. Drena Dobbs (Genetics, Cell, and Developmental Biology), along with their colleagues, to develop data mining, database, and semantic data integration components of software for collaborative, distributed e-science cyberinfrastructure.This work leverages research on Algorithms and Software for Knowledge Acquisition from Heterogeneous Distributed Data, Modular Ontologies supported by the National Science Foundation, research on Integration Integrating Functional Genomics and Quantitative Genetics supported by the US Department of Agriculture, and research on Discovery of Macromolecular Sequence-Structure Function Relationships and Discovery and Modelling of Genetic Networks involved in Retinal Development, funded by the National Institutes of Health. The resulting software will, by enabling scientists to flexibly integrate, analyze, and interpret data from disparate sources to explore specific scientific questions, significantly expedite several aspects of data-driven discovery in the life sciences.