A UAH team is applying self-learning artificial intelligence and big data analytics to discover new drugs.
Newswise — HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (May 4, 2022) – A cross-college collaboration at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has developed a self-learning artificial intelligence (AI) platform that uses big data analytics to discover how new pharmaceutical drugs and various molecules work inside living cells.
The cutting-edge research at UAH, a part of the University of Alabama System, involves Dr. Jerome Baudry, a molecular biophysicist, the Mrs. Pei-Ling Chan Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences and director of the Baudry Lab; Dr. Vineetha Menon, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and the director of the Big Data Analytics Lab; computer science doctoral student Shivangi Gupta, the lead author of a paper on the research; and engineering doctoral student Armin Ahmadi, who is conducting his doctoral research in the Baudry Lab.
Supported by UAH’s Office of Technology Commercialization, the scientists are developing their research into intellectual property for industrial applications in drug discovery.
“This is a strong, integrated collaboration and we all bring our own expertise, but the main novelty in this work is in machine learning and data mining, and the lead on the overall project is Dr. Menon, who is an internationally recognized expert in these areas,” says Dr. Baudry.Continue reading… “UAH collaboration creates self-learning AI platform to discover new drugs”