Mr Luke Slater BSc

Mr Luke Slater

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Research Fellow – Ontology & Data Science

Contact details

Address
Centre for Computational Biology
Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Haworth Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Luke Slater is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Cancer and Genomics with an interest in ontology and ontology accessories, and their combination with other interdisciplinary techniques to gain novel and practically useful insights into information.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Open Source Computing, University of Aberystwyth 2012

Biography

Luke Slater studied Computer Science with a specialisation in open source computing at Aberystwyth University in Wales, receiving a BSc from this institution in 2012. Following this, he has worked as a Business Visitor at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. Since 2016, he has been studying for a PhD in Computational Biology at the Institute of Cancer and Genomics at Birmingham University.

Research

Luke’s research focuses on an ontology-based approach to analysis and knowledge representation in the biomedical sciences. During his PhD, he has worked with natural language processing and data mining in a clinical setting, extracting phenotype from clinical letters for the purposes of outcome prediction and patient stratification. He has also worked to analyse and evaluate logical consistency throughout the ontology ecosystem, working to create solutions that automatically identify and repair issues, with a view to improving experimental results.

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Publications

Luke Slater, Georgios V. Gkoutos, Paul N. Schofield, Robert Hoehndorf: Using AberOWL for fast and scalable reasoning over BioPortal ontologies. Journal of Biomedical Semantics 7: 49 (2016)

Luke Slater, Georgios V. Gkoutos, Paul N. Schofield, Robert Hoehndorf: To MIREOT or not to MIREOT? A Case Study of the Impact of Using MIREOT in the Experimental Factor Ontology (EFO). Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of Biological Ontologies and BioCreative 2016.

Robert Hoehndorf, Luke Slater, Paul N. Schofield, Georgios V. Gkoutos: Aber-OWL: a framework for ontology-based data access in biology. BMC Bioinformatics 16: 26:1-26:9 (2015).

Luke Slater, Georgios V. Gkoutos, Paul N. Schofield, Robert Hoehndorf: Using Aber-OWL for fast and scalable reasoning over BioPortal ontologies. Proceedings of the International Conference on Biological Ontologies 2015.

Luke Slater, Georgios V. Gkoutos, Paul N. Schofield, Robert Hoehndorf: AberOWL: an ontology portal with OWL EL reasoning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Biological Ontologies 2015.

Robert Hoehndorf, Luke Slater, Paul N. Schofield, Georgios V. Gkoutos: Aber-OWL: A Framework for Ontology-based Data Access in Biology. Proceedings of The Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences 2014.

Robert Hoehndorf, Luke Slater, Paul N. Schofield, Georgios V. Gkoutos: Aber-OWL: a framework forontology-based data access in biology. CoRR abs/1407.6812 (2014).

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