On February 22, 2018 Ulisses M. Braga Neto gave a presentation titled Pattern Recognition for Small-Sample Genomic Data to the IEEE Technical Meeting held at HESS Club. Ulisses is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University.
He shared some interesting facts about his recent collaborative research work which can be used to develop predictive, preventive, and personalized medicine (PPPM). PPPM is a future direction in the field of cancer treatment. He emphasized that a ‘one size fits all’ strategy may not work for different individuals, and hence the ability of a drug to cure a specific disease will rely on the specific genetic make-up of the individual.
After the presentation, IEEE members engaged in a constructive discussion with Ulisses on what are the problems usually encountered while integrating engineering and computer science with health care delivery. IEEE members and guests enjoyed their dinner along with the talk.
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