Applied Math Seminar-Optimal transport for omics data analysis

Date and Time: Friday, October 29, 3:15-4:15 pm

Speaker: Zixuan Cang, North Carolina State University

Place: zoom

Zoom link: 

https://gwu-edu.zoom.us/j/92385444375?pwd=SktyVElKc2VPOUc1RzN1bVM2WnlOZz09

 

Title: Optimal transport for omics data analysis

Abstract: The recent development of high-resolution omics level technologies has reshaped modern biological research. These high-dimensional and noisy datasets are accumulating with a fast pace. Efficient and biologically meaningful algorithms are needed to extract biological insights from these raw datasets. In this talk, I will discuss using optimal transport, a powerful geometric data analysis method, to integrate multimodal omics datasets and to infer cell-cell communications, a crucial process that drives the correct developments and functions of biological systems. I will also talk about a new formulation of optimal transport called supervised optimal transport inspired by these biological applications.