Date & Time:
November 18, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location:
Crerar 390, 5730 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL,
Register
11/18/2022 12:00 PM 11/18/2022 01:30 PM America/Chicago Madhav Mani (Northwestern) – Towards a Theory of Organismal Development — From Data to Science CS/DSI/Stats Distinguished Speaker Series Crerar 390, 5730 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL,

Part of the Autumn 2022 Distinguished Speaker Series.

In this talk, I will present our advances on the mysteries of organismal development. The path adopted is inspired by, and a synthesis of approaches at the interface of mathematics, physics, and machine learning. Through a sequence of vignettes, each seeking to distill fundamental insights from big biological data, I will attempt to bring into focus a Theory of development. The vignettes will include a study of 1) the statistical modes of natural phenotypic variation and adaptation in a study of fruit fly wings, 2) the nature of fundamental mechanical constraints and their control in a study of ascidian embryogenesis, 3) an identification of transcriptomic dynamics leveraging dynamical systems and deep-learning approaches, and 4) a mathematically rigorous approach to identifying bifurcations during cell fate specification dynamics. The overarching goal driving our investigations is a desire to construct a predictive and explanatory Theory for the whole and its emergence from its parts.

This talk will also be broadcast via Zoom. Please register to receive viewing information.

Speakers

Madhav Mani

Associate Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Madhav Mani is Associate Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics (ESAM) at Northwestern University. He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member of Molecular Biosciences and Founding Member of the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Soft Matter at Northwestern, and the Quantitative Biology Group Leader of the Northwestern Institute of Complex System (NICO). He is on the Leadership Council of the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology (CQuB) and is a Member of Center for Physics of Evolving Systems at the University of Chicago.

Agenda

Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00–12:30

Lunch

Available on a first come, first served basis.

12:30–1:30

Talk and Q&A

Registration

Register
11/18/2022 12:00 PM 11/18/2022 01:30 PM America/Chicago Madhav Mani (Northwestern) – Towards a Theory of Organismal Development — From Data to Science CS/DSI/Stats Distinguished Speaker Series Crerar 390, 5730 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL,

Related News & Events

In the News

Professors Rebecca Willett and Ben Zhao Discuss the Future of AI on Public Radio

Jan 26, 2023
UChicago CS News

UChicago Launches Transform Accelerator for Data Science & Emerging AI Startups

Jan 19, 2023
Two students looking at a wearable device
UChicago CS News

High School Students Find Their Place in Computing Through Wearables Workshop

Jan 13, 2023
In the News

UChicago CS Researchers Share in Special Prize on COVID-19 Research

Dec 01, 2022
Haifeng Xu
UChicago CS News

New CS and DSI Faculty Haifeng Xu Brings Strategic Intelligence to NeurIPS 2022

Nov 28, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Research Finds New Angle on Database Query Processing with Geometry

Nov 08, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago AI Summit Examines Promise and Concerns for Science and Society

Nov 01, 2022
UChicago CS News

New Schmidt Futures Fellowship at UChicago to Foster Next Generation of AI-Driven Scientists

Oct 26, 2022
UChicago CS News

New UpDown Project Uses “Intelligent Data Movement” to Accelerate Graph Analytics

Oct 21, 2022
UChicago CS News

Five UChicago CS Students Named to Siebel Scholars 2023 Class

Sep 22, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Students Emily Wenger and Xu Zhang Receive Harper Fellowships

Sep 14, 2022
In the News

Internet Disconnect

Sep 13, 2022
arrow-down-largearrow-left-largearrow-right-large-greyarrow-right-large-yellowarrow-right-largearrow-right-smallbutton-arrowclosedocumentfacebookfacet-arrow-down-whitefacet-arrow-downPage 1CheckedCheckedicon-apple-t5backgroundLayer 1icon-google-t5icon-office365-t5icon-outlook-t5backgroundLayer 1icon-outlookcom-t5backgroundLayer 1icon-yahoo-t5backgroundLayer 1internal-yellowinternalintranetlinkedinlinkoutpauseplaypresentationsearch-bluesearchshareslider-arrow-nextslider-arrow-prevtwittervideoyoutube