EU Regional School - Fröhlich Seminar

Location: AICES Seminar Room 115, 1st floor, Schinkelstr. 2, 52062 Aachen

Prof. Dr. Holger Fröhlich - From Hype to Reality: Data Science Enabling Innovation in Biomedicine

Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT), University of Bonn, Germany

Abstract

Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase of interest in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in biomedical and pharmaceutical research. This increasing interest is accompanied by an often uncritical and hype generating debate in the main stream media, which is driven by a lack of understanding, hence pointing out the necessity for better education.

My talk will be divided into two parts: In the first part I want clarify terminology and give a general introduction into Data Science by briefly explaining some of the commonly used concepts. The second part will focus on the impact of Data Science in biomedical research. In particular, I want to demonstrate this connection by selected examples from own work. I will conclude my talk by reflecting on the strength and limitations of data driven modeling approaches and how future developments may help to overcome them.