Peter V. Coveney to Keynote ISC Cloud & Big Data

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isc cloud bigdataToday the ISC Cloud & Big Data conference announced that Professor Peter V. Coveney from University College London will be their keynote speaker. Coveney will discuss the current state-of-the-art in the development of personalized medicine, at the event, which takes place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Professor Peter V. Coveney

Professor Peter V. Coveney

In his presentation titled “The Virtual Human: In Silico Methods for Personalized Medicine,” Coveney will talk about the opportunities and challenges involved in developing personalized medical treatment for patients. Currently one of the major challenges posed is the ability to analyze a substantial amount of patient data and to use it for predictive modeling. The goal is to deliver therapies and to enhance clinical decision making, on time scales which are far shorter than those usually considered in the context associated with academic research and development activities. Coveney will provide a couple of examples which illustrate the current state of the art. One addresses clinical decision support in the context of blood flow within neurovascular pathologies; the other is concerned with patient-specific drug discovery and treatment. He will also discuss the underlying infrastructure requirements, including data, compute and networks, and reflect on the potential for cloud and other approaches to meet future needs.

Professor Peter V. Coveney holds a chair in Physical Chemistry, is an Honorary Professor in Computer Science at University College London (UCL), and is Professor Adjunct at Yale University School of Medicine (USA). He is Director of the Centre for Computational Science (CCS) at UCL and Chair of the UK Collaborative Computational Projects Steering Panel. Coveney is active in a broad area of interdisciplinary research including condensed matter physics and chemistry, materials science, as well as life and medical sciences in all of which data-intensive high performance computing plays a major role. He has published more than 350 scientific papers and co-authored two best-selling books: The Arrow of Time and Frontiers of Complexity, both with Roger Highfield. He is lead author of the first textbook on Computational Biomedicine (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Early Bird registration rates for ISC Cloud & Big Data end Aug. 19.