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  • A MLG coauthor in a Nature paper

    Sylvain Brohee (postdoc MLG) appears as coauthor in the Nature paper

    presenting a research of the IRIBHM team lead by Cedric Blanpain (ULB, Erasme).

    Sylvain performed the bioinformatic analysis of the microarray.


  • MLG seminar - The role of Self Organizing Dynamic Agents for Decentralized Optimization in Smart Grids

    On September 13, 2012 a seminar will be presented by Prof. Alfredo Vaccaro with the title "The role of Self Organizing Dynamic Agents for Decentralized Optimization in Smart Grids".  This seminar will take place on the ULB campus, building NO, Salle Rotule (8th floor) at 16:00.

  • MLG course on Computational Intelligence Methods for Time Series Prediction

    G. Bontempi teaches a course on "Computational Intelligence Methods for Time Series Prediction" at the Second European Business Intelligence Summer School (eBISS 2012) in ULB on July the 18th.

  • MLG seminar - Credal classification

    On June 11, 2012 a seminar will be presented by Dr. Giorgio Corani with the title "Credal classification".  This seminar will take place on the ULB campus, building NO, Salle Rotule (8th floor) at 11:00.

  • Tom Lenaerts in ULB research news

    Act'ULB Recherche :

    L'évolution darwinienne présente la coopération (acte d'aider quelqu'un à son propre compte) comme stratégie de comportement non viable, étant donné que certains peuvent profiter directement de cet acte et que d'autres ne sont pas obligés d'agir de la même façon.

    Les biologistes théoriques ont tout de même émis un certain nombre de mécanismes expliquant l'évolution de la coopération par lasélection naturelle de Darwin. L'un des plus éminents mécanismes est laréciprocité directe de Robert Trivers qui est devenu célèbre par la stratégiedu « prêté pour un rendu ». Dans cette théorie, basée sur un jeu, les joueurs préféreraient coopérer dans une interaction réciproque s'il y a une grande chance qu'ils se rencontrent à nouveau.

    Dans l'article publié récemment dans la Physical Review LettersTom Lenaerts (Faculté des Sciences), et des chercheurs portugais, étudient comment cette idée s'applique aux groupes d'individus.  Dans ce contexte, la stratégie du « prêté pour un rendu » n'est plus applicable car l'adversaire, qui n'a pas coopéré précédemment, n'est pas connu. Une solution pourrait être de décider de coopérer si précédemment un nombre suffisant de joueurs a coopéré. Pourtant, combien de coopérateurs sont suffisants avant que d'autres décident de faire le même ?

    Tom Lenaerts et ses collègues ont montré, dans le contexte des jeux du type ressource commun, que l'évolution darwinienne mène à des stratégies qui exigent un nombre minimal de coopérateurs.  Si tous les participants tiennent à ce nombre minimal (ou plus), la coopération devient incontournable. Mais,  une stratégie moins stricte, même si cela semble plus social, donne la possibilité aux stratégies non-coopératives de profiter du système. Ces résultats sont applicables dans plusieurs domaines sociaux et scientifiques.

  • MLG Seminar - Two EMBL talks

    On March 30, 2012 Norman Davey and Kim Van Roey, both researchers at the EMBL Heidelberg, will present their research.   The presentation of Norman Davey is entitled "Understanding the role of short linear motifs in cell regulation and disease" and the presentation of Kim Van Roey is entitled "Cooperative decision-making in cell regulation".  This seminar will take place on the ULB La Plaine campus, building NO, 5th floor, Solvay room at 11:30-13:30 (STARTING TIME HAS CHANGED).    The abstract for Kim van Roey's talk can be found here.  

  • Seminar on IBM's Watson, 13/3, 12h15, UB4.228, Solbosch


    "IBM´s Watson - Deep Insight is more than just playing a game of Jeopardy !  "

    which will be presented by Marc Teerlink (IBM),
    on Tue the 13th of March from 12h15 to 14h in ULB, room UB4.228, campus du Solbosch, 1050 Bruxelles.

    How to access the conference room:


    After the resounding success of IBM´s Watson ( in the American game show Jeopardy!, the question quickly arises concerning the role of analytics and its impact on government, enterprises and consumers versus the applicability of the principles and mathematical optimization models behind Watson. Looking to those companies that have started to adopt analytics as part of their differentiation, Marc Teerlink and Michael Haydock, IBM´s Chief Scientist, observed in their recently authored study that “companies leading in use of predictive analytics and executing effectively across multiple channels have been able to increase top-line growth up to FIVE times more than their less sophisticated peer group”

    During todays session, Marc Teerlink, IBM´s Global Strategist, will take you on a roller coaster ride covering the research and facts behind IBM´s Watson winning Jeopardy!, share a framework of analytic strategies and the success they have brought to leading organizations and discuss the impact of how Deep Question and Answer (Q&A) will change society as we know it in the coming three to six years.


    Dr Marc Teerlink, mba/mbi, is a global strategist for IBM on subjects such as Business Optimization, “Business Analytics” & “Business Intelligence”. Marc is part of IBM´s Global Center of Competence, acting as a “sparring partner” and “thought leader” with IBM´s global Clients. Prior to sharing his experience with clients, for over four years Marc has been part of IBM´s internal BI & Sales Transformation team, from where his experience evolved to leading various of IBM´s geographic consulting practices.
    Marc also leads a piece of research together with leading international business schools under the title “turning data into dollars,” consolidating the lessons learned and best practices on how more than 1600 worldwide companies make money out of their customer/product related information.
    Prior to joining IBM in 2001, Marc spent 17 years as an international banker, a consultant in strategic management, a sales transformation manager in a US telecommunication firm and as an European Director for Relationship Technologies at a high-tech corporation.

    The seminar is organized jointly by Pr G. Bontempi and E. Zimanyi  in the context of the MA2 ULB course "INFO-H-508 : Questions Actuelles d'Informatique"


  • Data mining WEB interface for ICT4Rehab is online

    ICT4Rehab targets the development of assistive ICT technologies (Computer-aided gait data analysis and Kinect-based serious gaming) for the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy. The data mining WEB interface for ICT4Rehab is now online, and allows you to interactively test the data mining tools that are being developed in the project. Check out the interface here.

  • MLG seminar - Structure, Unstructure and Alternative Splicing

     On February 22, 2012 a seminar will be presented by Dr Philip Kim with the title "Structure, Unstructure and Alternative Splicing".  This seminar will take place on the ULB campus, building NO, Salle Sovay (5th floor in the rotule) at 16:00.   


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