SCI Professor Panayiotis (Takis) V. Benos recently received research grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for two projects related to the study of the lung disease COPD. Benos' project "COPD Subtypes and Early Prediction Using Integrative Probabilistic Graphical Models" aims to build a comprehensive computational framework for disease sub-classification, identify stable COPD sub-types at the baseline and longitudinally, and build interpretable models of the disease. Benos will also work on a project titled "Interpretable Graphical Models for Large Multi-Modal COPD Data," which aims to develop novel interpretable methods for analysis of any-type data and use them to address clinically relevant questions in COPD.
Benos serves as Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology and has a secondary appointment in the Intelligent Systems Program. Please join us in congratulating him on these exciting endeavors!