Mathew Palakal, Ph.D.
- Executive Associate Dean
- Professor, Informatics
- Ph.D., Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (1987)
- M.S., Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (1983)
- B.S., Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (1979)
Biomedical Text Mining: The biomedical literature databases continue to grow rapidly with vital information that is important for conducting sound biomedical research. BioMap is an attempt to create a scalable knowledgebase of biological relationships extracted from vast amount of biomedical literature data. The development of BioMap system addresses several innovative research issues related to knowledge discovery from literature documents and real-time, interactive access of this knowledge. Specific problems that are being investigated are: discovering explicit, implicit and directional relationships among biological entities from abstracts and full text documents; discovering both explicit and implicit protein-protein interactions and computationally validating these interactions; and, obtaining novel pathways associated with specific diseases in question. Protein-protein, gene-protein, disease-drug interactions are examples of biological associations that are automatically discovered from large number of literature documents. BioMap can discover interactions in user specified biomedical problem domains such as inflammatory diseases, regenerative biology, cancer, etc., and provide a user-centric view of the knowledge that are discovered.
Intelligent Information Management Systems: There is a critical need for innovative information management and knowledge discovery tools to sift through vast volumes of heterogeneous data from various information sources. This project looks into developing Intelligent Software Systems that can integrate information resources and extract embedded knowledge from these information sources.
- October 8, 2013
Dr. Davide Bolchini Receives Google Faculty Research Award
- June 13, 2013
Bioinformatics Team Paper Selected in International Genome Big Data Challenge
- April 24, 2013
Palakal Receives Distinguished Service Award from Computing Group
- March 27, 2013
IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing announces new PhD minor program to empower students performing life sciences and human computer interaction research
- May 17, 2012
School of Informatics and Computing, Allegient awarded $844K grant for geriatric caregiving project