Biodiversity Information Standards 2017 Annual Conference

Nicky Nicolson attended the Biodiversity Information Standards annual conference (https://tdwg.github.io/conferences/2017/) in Ottawa, Canada. This is an association which develops standards to represent and interchange biodiversity information. The conference includes both practical work on standards development and documentation, and traditional conference presentations on research which has been enabled by the provision of standardised data from heterogenous sources. Recent conferences have shown greater take-up of intelligent data analysis techniques. Nicky co-authored a presentation on the development of large-scale analytics infrastructures as part of a collaboration with the Advanced Computing and Information Systems Laboratory at University of Florida in the iDigBio (https://www.idigbio.org/) project.

Conference abstracts are available here: https://biss.pensoft.net/collection/25/

Updated on 18th October 2017.

KDD 2018 in London

KDD 2018 will be held in London, United Kingdom (19 – 23 August 2018). Click HERE for details.

The annual KDD conference is a premier interdisciplinary conference in the field of knowledge discovery in data and data-mining. Have a look at the KDD website for an archive of previous conferences and publications.

Updated on 13th October 2017.

IDA Meeting (27th Sep 2017)

Talks from:


Nicky Nicolson on Identifying novel features from specimen data for the prediction of valuable collection trips (PDF Slides can be found HERE or an online version HERE)


Bashir Dodo on Automated Layer Segmentation of Macula SD-OCT Images Using Graph-Cut Method (Slides can be found HERE)

New PhD Researcher and Accepted Publications

  • Welcome new PhD student Joanna Pawlik who will be working on text mining botanical floras at Kew.
  • Congratulation to Nicky Nicolson and Khaled / Bashir who have an accepted paper in IDA 2017.
  • Also,  congratulation to Awad Alyousef who has been invited to submit his paper from a workshop at AI in Medicince to a special issue journal.

Updated on 12th September 2017.

IDA Meeting (4th Jul 2017)

IDA meeting:- Talks from:
Mashael Al Hulaybi (PhD Student) on analysing education data.
Danila Vela (Visiting Researcher for 2 months) on protein network models

New Publication

Congratulation to Awad Alyousef for his successful submission to AIME 2017 Workshop on Advanced Predictive Models in Healthcare !

Updated on 29th May 2017.

IDA 2017 Symposium

Don’t forget IDA 2017 symposium deadline is 19th May!:
http://www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/ida2017/

Updated on 5th May 2017.

New Publication

Congratulation to Leila Yousefi for her IEEE CBMS paper success!

Updated on April 2017.

IDA meeting (8th Feb 2017)

IDA meeting:- Talks from:
Dr Stelios Pavlidis (Research Fellow at Imperial)
Dr Mahir Arzoky (Research Fellow at Birmingham)