Michael Robinson

Florida International University School of Computing and Information Sciences


Lecture Information:
  • November 10, 2015
  • 3:00 PM
  • ECS: 243

Speaker Bio

Michael Robinson is a full-time Instructor and a doctoral candidate at FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences. Michael received his B.Sc. (August 2005) and his Master of Science (April 2007) both in Computer Science at FIU. His research interests include Medical Records, Bioinformatics, Genomic Databases, Data Mining.

Description

Data mining our Medical Records and Genomic databases allows us to understand how medications, human behavior, environmental conditions and genetics affect patient’s quality of life and survival rates. According to our medical advisors, environmental conditions as well as patient’s cultural origin, race, and gender have a direct effect on their human condition. Understanding how medication types, potencies, frequency of use, and interaction with other medications affect the patient, is as important as understanding how the patient’s behavior influences his/her treatment results. We know that excessive alcohol consumption, smoking habits, drug abuse, types and amount of food consumption have a direct effect in the patient‰Ûªs well-being. Genetics also have a direct impact in a patient’s treatment. Discovering unknown genes and being able better understand current known genes will be a great advance in medical science.

Our research discoveries will helps us understand how human controllable conditions, such as food, environment, vices and other factors directly affect a patient’s medical condition. Understanding the results of types of medications and dosages to patients of different groups such as gender, race and age will also help the medical community develop better medications with less contraindications.

Osteoarthritis and Diabetes are our current major focus of our research.