Marinka Zitnik

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Article: @Stanford University, Department of Computer Science

I am visiting the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, CA, USA in Summer and Fall 2014. During my stay we will study the interplay between network analysis, data integration and biology. There are many exciting challenges one ca...

Article: CAMDA 2014: Survival Regression by Data Fusion

I have presented at CAMDA 2014 an extension of our recent matrix factorization-based data fusion approach that couples data fusion with survival regression. CAMDA 2014 runs as a satellite meeting at ISMB 2014, Boston, MA, USA. Our presentation got...

Article: @RECOMB 2014, Pittsburgh, PA (Part II)

We are presenting a poster about our recent data fusion methodology (ArXiv preprint) at RECOMB Conference. Thanks to Prof. Blaz Zupan for the storyline and Prof. Richard H. Kessin for valuable comments. xkcd.com served as an inspiration of poster...

Article: @RECOMB 2014, Pittsburgh, PA (Part I)

We got accepted a paper on Imputation of Quantitative Genetic Interactions in Epistatic MAPs by Interaction Propagation Matrix Completion to RECOMB 2014. Epistatic Miniarray Profile (E-MAP) is a popular large-scale gene interaction discovery...

Article: @Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2014, Hawaii

I am participating at PSB 2014, Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, an international conference of current research in the theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological significance, which is held on the Big Island of...

Article: @Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Between December 2013 and August 2014 I am visiting the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. During my stay we will do research on computational methods for data fusion and their applications in...

Article: Press Coverage of Our Recent Study About Connections Between Human Diseases

BioTechniques, The International Journal of Life Science Methods highlighted our recent paper on Discovering disease-disease associations by fusing systems-level molecular data, which was published by Nature's Scientific Reports. In the paper we...

Article: Discovering Disease-Disease Associations by Fusing Molecular Data

Nature's Scientific Reports has published our latest paper on data fusion, Discovering disease-disease associations by fusing systems-level molecular data, in which we combine various sources of biological information to discover human disease-diseas...

Article: MLSS 2013, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen

This year I am participating at Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) that is held in Tübingen, Germany. The Summer School offers an opportunity to learn about fundamental and advanced aspects of machine learning, data analysis and inference, f...

Article: CAMDA 2013: Matrix Factorization-Based Data Fusion for Drug-Induced Liver Injury Prediction

This work was recognized as first prize winner for excellent research at ISMB/ECCB CAMDA 2013 Conference. I am giving a talk at CAMDA 2013 Conference, which runs as a satellite meeting of ISMB/ECCB 2013 Conference. CAMDA focuses on challenges in th...

Article: BioDay: Trends in Bioinformatics @Hekovnik

In May I participated at the first BioDay meeting organized by Hekovnik in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The aim of the BioDay events is the exchange of ideas, knowledge and fostering collaboration and networking between life scientists, computer scientists,...

Article: Preseren Award of U of Ljubljana, 2012

In first week of December U of Ljubljana celebrates traditional "Week of University" (Why?) during which numerous invited lectures, presentations and award ceremonies are organized. This year, I was awarded the faculty award for best students an...

Article: @Imperial College London, Department of Computing (Part II)

Recent days at Department of Computing, Imperial College London, were pleasant (though intense) and our efforts in data fusion produced some very good results. Below are images taken at Imperial and nearby Chrome Web Lab, located in Science Museum....

Article: @Imperial College London, Department of Computing (Part I)

I have just arrived to London, United Kingdom, where I will stay until the end of November this year. I will be working at Imperial College London, Department of Computing, Computational Network Biology Research Group led by Prof. Dr. Natasa Przulj....

Article: Undergraduate Thesis Defense

Yesterday I defended my undergraduate Thesis entitled A Matrix Factorization Approach for Inference of Prediction Models from Heterogeneous Data Sources (slo: Pristop matri?ne faktorizacije za gradnjo napovednih modelov iz heterogenih podatkovnih...