Intelligent Systems Division

Robotic Labs and Science as a Service

Thursday, June 01, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm PDTiCal
11th Floor large conference room
This event is open to the public.
AI Seminar
Paul Groth, Elsevier Labs

Robotic Labs, in which experiments are carried out entirely by robots, have the potential to provide a reproducible and transparent foundation for performing basic biomedical laboratory experiments.  I discuss our recent work that uses text mining and qualitative analysis to provide indicators for that potential. I discuss some of the challenges faced in methods extraction that arise from this work .  I’lI also sketch our thinking on the future of Science as a Service and the important role of AI will play it. 

(There will also be a chance at a prize.)

Bio: Paul Groth is Disruptive Technology Director at Elsevier Labs. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southampton (2007) and has done research at the University of Southern California and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research focuses on dealing with large amounts of diverse contextualized knowledge with a particular focus on web and science applications. This includes research in data provenance, data science, data integration and knowledge sharing.

Previously, he lead architecture development for the Open PHACTS drug discovery data integration platform. Paul was co-chair of the W3C Provenance Working Group that created a standard for provenance interchange. At Elsevier, Paul continues his research line and helps the company understand new technologies and their applicability to building better infrastructure for scholarship.

Paul is co-author of “Provenance: an Introduction to PROV” and “The Semantic Web Primer: 3rd Edition” as well as numerous academic articles. He blogs at You can find him on twitter: @pgroth .

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