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Archives: September 2016

Projects

Current

CAUSALPATH
CAUSALPATH is an European Research Council (ERC) consolidator grant focused on (a) developing Causal Analysis methods and (b) using these methods for inducing biological pathways from cytometry data. Visit CAUSALPATH’s Page
Cancer-Biomarkers in HUNT
The Cancer-Biomarkers in HUNT is an international consortium of five universities in five countries that collaborate to improve the survival of lung cancer…
Visit Cancer-Biomarkers in HUNT WebPage

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STATegra
The STATegra project aims to develop new statistical methods and tools for the integrative analysis of diverse omics data for a more efficient use of the genomics technologies. Visit STATegra’s page
Epilogeas – Aristeia II
The Epilogeas project aims at developing “Causal-Based Variable Selection for Omics Data”. Visit Epilogeas’s Page

people

Our team
Ioannis Tsamardinos

Associate Professor,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete

Vincenzo Lagani

Postgraduate research fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Maria Markaki

Postgraduate research fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Giorgos Papoutsoglou

Postgraduate research fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Michail Tsagris

Postgraduate research fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Sofia Triantafillou

Postgraduate research fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Yannis Pantazis

Postgraduate research fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Kleanthi Lakiotaki

Postgraduate research fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Georgios Borboudakis

Ph.D. student,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Giorgos Athineou

Graduate student,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Anna Roumpelaki

Graduate student,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Elissavet Greasidou

Graduate student,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Mina Xenou

Graduate student,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Christos Tselas

Graduate student,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Glykeria Fragkioudaki

Administrative Assistant
Department of Computer Science,
University of Crete, Hellas

Former members

publications

About Us

Mens Ex Machina, Mind from the Machine or "Ο από Μηχανής Νους" paraphrases the latin expression Deus Ex Machina, God from the Machine. The name was suggested by Lucy Sofiadou, Prof. Tsamardinos' wife.

We are a research group, founded in October 2006, led by Associate Professor Ioannis Tsamardinos, interested in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Biomedical Informatics and affiliated with the Computer Science Department of University of Crete. The group’s aims are to progress science and disseminate knowledge via educational activities and computer tools. Our group is involved in

Research:

Theoretical, algorithmic, and applied research in all of the above areas; we are also involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with biologists, physicians and practitioners from other fields.

Education:

Educational activities, such as teaching university courses, tutorials, summers schools, as well as supervising undergraduate dissertations, masters projects, and Ph.D. theses.

Systems and Software:

Implementation of tools, systems, and code libraries to aid the dissemination of the research results.Funding is provided from through the University of Crete, often originating from European and International research grants.

Current research activities include but not limited to the following:

  • Causal discovery methods and the induction of causal models from observational studies. Specifically, we have recently introduced the problem of Integrative Causal Analysis (INCA).
  • Feature selection (a.k.a. variable selection) for classification and regression.
  • Induction of graphical models, such as Bayesian Networks from data.
  • Analysis of biomedical data and applications of AI and Machine Learning methods to induce new biomedical knowledge.
  • Activity recognition in Ambient Intelligent environments.

Ioannis Tsamardinos
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Crete