Yolanda Gil: "Discovery informatics"

Ponente: Yolanda Gil, (ISIUSC)

Fecha: viernes 25 de octubre de 2013

Hora: 10h00

Lugar de celebración: Salón de Actos, Fac. de Educación, UNED

[Emisión en directo por streaming]


Discovery Informatics focuses on computing advances aimed at identifying scientific discovery processes that require knowledge assimilation and reasoning, and applying principles of intelligent computing and information systems in order to understand, automate, improve, and innovate any aspects of those processes Discovery Informatics would require advancing basic research in many areas of computing, including: information extraction and text understanding to process publications and lab notebooks; synthesis of models from first principles, hypotheses, or data analysis; dynamic and adaptive design of data analysis methods; design, execution, and steering of experiments; selective data collection; data and model visualization; theory and model revision; collaborative activities that improve data understanding and synthesis; intelligent interfaces for scientists; design of new processes for scientific discovery; and computational mechanisms to represent and communicate scientific knowledge to colleagues, researchers in other disciplines, students, and the public.



Yolanda Gil oversees the Knowledge Technologies group within ISI’s Intelligent Systems division. The group investigates requirements for collection, use, and dissemination of knowledge in distributed, shared computing environments. Her research focus is on human-computer collaboration, particularly how people can be assisted with complex, knowledge-rich tasks that cannot be fully delegated and automated. She have become very active in a new area: the use of AI techniques to support scientific analysis. Current interests include assisting scientists with complex data analysis through computational workflows, acquiring procedural knowledge from end users through tutorial instruction, and web-based assistance and collaboration in social networking sites.

Gil was recently elected Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Artificial Intelligence (ACM SIGART), and leads the W3C Provenance Group. She has served on the Advisory Committee of the Computer Science and Engineering Directorate of the NSF and on the Council of AAAI. She isalso Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Southern California (USC) where she advises students, teaches courses on occasion, and oversees PhD student recruiting and funding for the department. She also serves in the Advisory Committee on National and International Graduate Fellowships at USC. Gil received her Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, and joined ISI in 1992.


Lugar de celebración

Salón de Actos
Fac. de Educación, UNED
c/ Juan del Rosal, 14
Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid

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