Lecture: Organizing and Participating in Benchmarks for Confronting Biomedical Challenges by Dr. Alba García Seco de Herrera on 6/13/2017

Organizing and Participating in Benchmarks for Confronting Biomedical Challenges

Brown Bag Lecture by Dr. Alba García Seco de Herrera | 6/13/2017 11AM – 12PM | 7th Floor Conference Room, Bldg 38A

Abstract: There is an emerging approach to biomedical data analysis in which open ‘challenges’ are issued to the research community to solicit computational methods that can solve important scientific questions. Hence, fundamental contributions to advancing state-of-the-art techniques are provided through common evaluation procedures, regular evaluation cycles, comparison and benchmarking of the adopted approaches, and spreading of knowledge.

This presentation describes the general process of organizing and participating in a challenge. It also presents examples of specific research tasks that have benefited from these challenges with respect to the performance of automatic image and text analysis methods that are crucial for the given task. Finally, it summarizes recent personal experience as an ImageCLEF participant and co-organizer.

Bio: In July 2015 Dr. García joined CEB after receiving her doctorate degree in Computer Science from University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2015.  She received a Master’s in Science in Telemedicine and Bioengineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 2009 and Bachelor’s in Mathematics at the Complutense University in Madrid in 2008. Since 2011 she has been co-organizing the ImageCLEF evaluation campaign, which is organized as part of the CLEF initiative labs.

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