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PhD position on explainable AI systems for biomedical decision support

Some weeks ago I have been awarded with an EAISI Startup Package, a grant provided by the Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute funding a PhD student position. The project that was funded — and that will be the topic of the PhD student — revolves around the data-driven development of decision support systems in biomedical …

New protocol published

The new book “Leukemia Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols” — part of Springer’s Methods in Molecular Biology book series (volume 2185, edited by César Cobaleda and Isidro Sánchez-García) — contains a chapter describing the experimental and computational protocol that we developed for the investigation of cell proliferation in human Acute Myeloid Leukemia xenografts. The protocol …

Simpful’s paper accepted

Simpful is now mature enough to have an official paper associated to the project. Our manuscript — describing both Simpful functionalities and inner machinery — was accepted for publication on the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems. In the meanwhile, the development of Simpful continues. We will introduce support for additional reasoning systems and, in …

Simpful v 2.1.5

We recently published the Release 2.1.5 of Simpful, our python tool for fuzzy modeling and reasoning. The new release supports the following improvements: Mamdani reasoning (which implies the support for output fuzzy sets); new pre-baked fuzzy sets (Triangular, Trapezoid) which integrate the already existing objects (e.g., Sigmoid, Gaussian). Of course, Simpful still supports the design …

Two new journal papers

Recently, we got two papers accepted for pubblication. The first one was the followup of our CIBCB 2019 paper, published on IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. The paper describes the last developments of our ProCell tool for cell proliferation analysis, whose GUI was completely overhauled by designer Luca Zanini and whose simulation core …

A new role: Topic Editor for MDPI’s Entropy

Today, I officially became Topic Editor of MDPI’s journal Entropy. Entropy is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, monthly, open access journal about… entropy and information studies. Entropy is characterized by an impressive acceptance-to-publication speed (median: 2.7 days); the current impact factor of 2.5, and it is on the rise. This is my first experience as editor. …

IEEE WCCI: triplete!

This year, the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) will be held in Glasgow, UK. The WCCI embeds three major IEEE conferences related to Computational Intelligence, that is: The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) The International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE) The World Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) This year, I had …

New (feature) paper published on Entropy

How to smooth out the fitness landscapes by means of Fourier transforms?

New paper about Dynamic Fuzzy Modeling accepted on Bioinformatics

Many years ago we started a cooperation with the Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences of the University of Milano-Bicocca. The goal was to govern programmed cell death on K-ras cancer cells under conditions of glucose starvation. Glucose is directly related to metabolism, i.e., glycolysis and TCA cycle in mitochondria, which in turn determine the production …

ProCell’s redesign

Designer Luca Zanini created a completely renewed GUI and user experience for ProCell. This is how the new interface looks like: The new interface of ProCell (which now reached version 1.6.0) has an elegant dark skin and has got an improved usability thanks to additional functionalities, a more rational use of colors and a new …