Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

Joint Data Science and Math & Stat Colloquium

Speaker: Claudia Solís-Lemus (https://wid.wisc.edu/people/claudia-solis-lemus)

Affiliation: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison.

When: February 29, 2024 from 4 to 5pm

Location: IES 110

Refreshments: Pizza will be provided!

Title: Inferring biological networks

Abstract: Networks are graphical structures that appear in a variety of biological applications from phylogenetic networks to study evolution to interaction networks to study microbial communities in soil and plants. I will describe the novel statistical advances (and challenges) to estimate 1) phylogenetic networks from genome-wide data, and 2) microbial networks from abundance data. I will conclude with some examples of how deep learning models can be applicable to infer these types of networks.

Bio: I am an assistant professor at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Originally from Mexico City, I did my Undergraduate degrees in Actuarial Sciences and Applied Mathematics at ITAM. Then, I did a MA in Mathematics and a PhD in Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.