Irene M. Ong
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Medical Sciences Center, Rm 6750
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
ong at cs . wisc . edu

I work with Professor David Page , Professor James Thomson, and Professor Audrey Gasch. My research interests lies in data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning, probabilistic methods, dynamical models, inductive logic programming, and statistical relational learning with applications to biological and medical data. I am particularly interested in the analysis of high-throughput genetics and molecular data for inferring gene regulatory networks.


Publications:

Refereed Conferences:
I.M. Ong, S.E. Topper, D. Page and V. Santos Costa, "Inferring Regulatory Networks from Time Series Expression Data and Relational Data via Inductive Logic Programming", Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP), Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4455, 2007. (postscript, pdf)
J. Davis, I.M. Ong, J. Struyf, E. Burnside, D. Page and V. Santos Costa. "Change of Representation for Statistical Relational Learning" Proceedings of the 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007) (2007), Hyderabad, India, January 2007. (pdf)
D. Page and I.M. Ong, "Experimental Design of Time Series Data for Learning from Dynamic Bayesian Networks" Proceedings of the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB 2006), 11:267-278 (2006), Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, January 2006. (postscript, pdf)
I.M. Ong, I. Dutra, D. Page and V. Santos Costa, "Mode Directed Path Finding", Sixteenth European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML 2005), 673-681 (2005), Porto, Portugal, 3rd - 7th October, 2005. (postscript, pdf)
J. Bockhorst and I. Ong, "FOIL-D: Efficiently Scaling FOIL for Multi-relational Data Mining of Large Databases", Fourteenth International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP 2004), 63-79 (2004), Porto, Portugal, 6th - 8th September, 2004. (postscript, pdf)
I.M. Ong, J. D. Glasner and D. Page, "Modelling Regulatory Pathways in E.coli from Time Series Expression Profiles", Bioinformatics, 18:241S-248S (2002), special issue based on the Tenth International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2002), Edmonton, CA, August 2002. (postscript, pdf)

Refereed Workshops:
I.M. Ong, I. Dutra, D. Page and V. Santos Costa, "Hyperpaths: Extending PathFinding to Moded Languages", Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Multi-Relational Data Mining at the Eleventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (MRDM at KDD 2005) Chicago, IL, August 21, 2005.
J. Davis, V. Santos Costa, I. M. Ong, D. Page and I. Dutra, "Using Bayesian Classifiers to Combine Rules", Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Multi-Relational Data Mining at the Tenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (MRDM at KDD 2004) Seattle, WA, August 22, 2004.

Posters:
I.M. Ong, D. McFarlin, R. Maclin and D. Page, "Structure Refinement in Pathway Modeling", in the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, Detroit, MI, June 2005.
I.M. Ong, and D. Page, "Inferring Regulatory Pathways in E.coli using Dynamic Bayesian Networks", in the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2001), Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2001.
I.M. Ong, B. F. Volkman, M. Livny and J. L. Markley, "High Throughput Application for Protein Structure Determination from NMR Experiments", in the XIX International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems (ICMRBS 2000), Florence, Italy, August 2000.
J. Miller, S. Delaney, D. Hudson, I. Ong, R. Swift and M. van der List, "Gadget: A Tabular Interface for Genome Browsing", in the Objects in Bioinformatics (OiB 1999), San Jose, California, August 1999.
J. Miller, I. Ong and M. van der List, "Designing Gadgets for Genome Browsing", in the Conference on Computational Genomics, Reston, Virginia, November 1998.

Program Committee:

Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics 2008
The Second International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications 2007
International Joint Conference in Artificial Intelligence 2003: Workshop on Learning Graphical Models for Computational Genomics
Teaching Experience:

CS 760 Machine Learning
Summer Research Program


ong at cs dot wisc dot edu
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