Bioinformatics and Genomics Program: Putting LSUHSC on the World Map

Chindo Hicks, Ph.D.
Director, LSUHSC Bioinformatics and Genomics Program

LSUHSC’s Bioinformatics and Genomics (BIG) Program in partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) organized the International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) held at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans on November 18, 2017 – November 21, 2017 Dr. Chindo Hicks, Professor of Genetics and Director of LSUHSC’s BIG Program served as the organizing Chair. The ICDM is the world’s premier research conference on data mining. It provided an international forum for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative and practical development experiences. The conference attracted over 800 international experts and graduate students involved in data mining, data analytics, data sciences and BIG data. The ICDM brought together researchers, application developers, and practitioners from a wide range of data mining-related areas such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, bioinformatics, computational genomics, BIG data, data analytics, databases, data warehousing, data visualization, knowledge-based systems, and high-performance computing including cloud computing. Next year the conference will be held in Singapore. “We plan to represent LSUHSC in Singapore if the economic conditions allow,” said Dr. Hicks, one of the organizing committee members for next year’s conference.