PhD Thesis Proposal Announcement by Osama Hamzeh: Machine learning approaches used to identify cancer biomarkers

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00



The School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor is pleased to present …

PhD. Thesis Proposal by:

Osama Hamzeh
Date: Monday, July 8, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: 3105, Lambton Tower


Identifying biomarkers that can be used to detect or classify certain diseases, or predicting when a disease becomes more aggressive is one of the most important applications of machine learning. We will demonstrate how we extensively used machine learning techniques to identify genes that can be used to predict prostate cancer stages with very high accuracy, using gene expressions. We will also show how we applied machine learning techniques and used copy number variations to predict when bladder cancer patients might move from non-muscle invasive stages to the critical muscle invasive stages. We were also successful in predicting the location of cancer in the prostate based on gene expressions.
We will also propose during this presentation a new method that we can apply to assist machine learning tools with existing literature knowledge that provides proven relationships among diseases and genes. 
The new method provides the best of traditional machine learning techniques with proven biomarkers from the latest published medical findings.


Thesis Committee:

Internal Reader: Alioune Ngom
Internal Reader: Saeed Samet
External Reader: Phillip Karpowicz
Advisor: Luis Rueda


PhD Thesis Proposal Announcement

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