Dr. Cranos Williams
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University
Date: March 16, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Talk Title: Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches for Modeling Plant Systems Within and Across Biological Scale
Dr. Cranos Williams is a professor in the Electrical and Computer engineering department at North Carolina State University. He directs the EnBiSys Research Laboratory, which is a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary research laboratory, focused on the development of targeted computational and analytical solutions for modeling and controlling biological systems. The solutions are used to build and strengthen the transition from large-scale high-throughput -omics data to highly connected kinetic models in the post-genomic era; models that can be used to attain the depth, understanding, and comprehension needed to manipulate and control biological systems for a defined purpose. These efforts have direct application to efficient biofuel production, plant adaptability to pollution and climate change, and improvement of plant defenses to pathogens and pests. His research addresses four major topics associated with modeling biological systems: experimentation, estimation, implementation, and integration.