ß - Open House 2001
When? Thursday, April 19th, 13:00-16:00
Where? The ß-Lab (Room 153, CICSR/CS Building)
What? The ß-Lab Open House 2001 event: Join us for celebrating the creation of the Bioinformatics, Empirical and Theoretical Algorithmics Laboratory, see our almost completed and now fully operational facilities in CICSR 153, and take the chance to meet members of the lab who will demonstrate and explain some of their lates research in theoretical computer science, algorithm design and analysis, and bioinformatics.

The event will start at 13:00 on April 19th with a brief introduction to the lab and research group, and an overview of the main research areas which are currently pursued by the members of the lab. After that, members of the lab will concurrently give short presentations and demonstrations on some of their research projects. Everyone will have a chance to wander freely between these informal presentations, ask questions, and discuss their interests. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Preliminary List of Presentations

- Bounds on DNA codes with frame shifts
    (Aman Benes)

- Contour Trees, Isosurfaces, & Digital Topology: how to use topology to assist in visualizing sampled data
    (Hamish Carr)

- Data mining the genetics of cancer
    (Monica Sleumer, Jessica Min Phan)

- DNA Word Design
    (Dan Tulpan, Anne Condon, Holger Hoos)

- Finding conserved patterns in Fugu introns
    (Sohrab Shah)

- Efficient Colourings of the Hidden Messages of M. C. Escher
    (Ellen Gethner and David Kirkpatrick)

- Jack Snoeyink's Atrium Sculpture
    (Ellen Gethner and Nick Pippenger)

- Kinetic Collision Detection for Simple Polygons
    (Bettina Speckmann, David Kirkpatrick, Jack Snoeyink)

- The LESS Project: Less Engineering for Software Systems
    (Tim Menzies)

- Mobile facility location
    (Sergei Bespamyatnikh)

- RNA secondary structure prediction including pseudoknots
    (Jihong Ren, Fenguang Song, Hosen Yung, Xiaodong Zhou)

- snoRNA prediction in Archaea
    (Sonia Ziesche, Adrian Secord, Kevin Chen)

- TAG-ANTITAG Systems for DNA arrays
    (Dan Tulpan, Kai Juse, and John Brodoff)

- TopoVista
    (Will Evans)

Organisers / Contact Information

Anne Condon and Holger Hoos
University of British Columbia
Department of Computer Science
2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada