What We Do

Anna Goldenberg is a Scientist in the Genetics and Genome Biology Lab at SickKids Research Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto (Computational Biology Group). The Goldenberg lab develops new machine learning methods that can help decipher human disease heterogeneity. Our contributions to machine learning include novel data integration methods,graph-based unsupervised feature selection and graphical models for subtyping in GWAS. We collaborate with clinicians to ensure that our work is relevant in the clinic. The lab consists of a diverse background of researchers, including computer scientists, computational biologists, engineers, statisticians and data analysts.

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Lab News

  • April 2019:

    Toronto Life article Q and A with Anna Goldenberg

  • Feb 2019:

    CBC article and BBC Digital Planet featuring Anna Goldenberg's work on predicting heart attacks with AI.

  • Jan 2019:

    Globe and Mail article featuring Dr. Goldenberg's appointment as the hospital’s first chair in biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence.

  • Oct 2018:

    Dr. Goldenberg attends the Anniversary AACR Special Conference Convergence: AI, Big Data, and Predition in Cancer and gives an invited talk.

  • Oct 2018:

    Luaren goes to the American Association for Human Genetics conference and presents her work iModEst (our new tool to annotate gene regulation

  • September 2018:

    Anna is invited to give two talks at the NCI workshop on deep learning: (1) Modeling Drug Response using Deep Learning and (2) Interpretability of Deep Learning Methods: Instance and Feature based.

  • July 2018:

    Anna is invited as Keynote speaker at the NetBio COSI @ISMB. Talk title: Being Bayesian about gene networks to discover disease mechanisms for complex human diseases

  • May 2018:

    Anna is a keynote speaker at the Parliamentary Health Caucus

  • April 2018:

    Anna at Marbach Conference leading a session on Mathematical models in genomics and neurocircuitry

  • April 2018:

    Anna chaired and spoke at AACR’s educational session on Big Data and Deep Learning in Cancer

  • Feb 2018:

    Dr. Goldenberg invited to talk at NRC Research

  • January 2018:

    Dr. Goldenberg is a speaker at the CIHR/CIFAR AI and Public Health Meeting Jan, 2018

  • January 2018:

    Dr. Goldenberg joins the AI panel during the Girl Geeks Toronto Ethics of AI panel

  • December 2017:

    Dr. Goldenberg receives the Canadian Research Chair in Computational Medicine Award

  • December 2017:

    Dr. Goldenberg is on the Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery Panel at JLABS

  • Novemeber 2017:

    Dr Goldenberg to speak at Go North, Google conference in the AI for Social Good section

  • October 2017:

    Atlantic article featuring Dr. Goldenberg

  • October 2017:

    Dr Goldenberg giving a talk and speaking on panel at Georgian Partners conference

  • October 2017:

    Dr Goldenberg and collaborator Dr Malkin featured in Google movie talking about AI in health

  • October 2017:

    Dr. Goldenberg, Lauren Erdman, and Ben Brew go to ASHG and present

  • September 2017:

    Dr.Goldenberg gives keynote talk at Elevate Toronto

  • June 2017:

    Congratulations to Lauren Erdman for finishing her MSc and starting a PhD in the lab!

  • May 2017:

    Summer students join the lab. Welcome Lebo, Angeline, Jaryd, and Mohamed

  • April 2017:

    Lauren Erdman and Ben Brew go to Washington DC for the annual American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) conferecne to present their work

  • August 2016:

    Ben talks about machine learning and medicine at data fest in Chicago

  • August 2016:

    New members in the lab: welcome to Kingsley and Menjie!

  • July 2016:

    Anna becomes CIFAR Fellow in Child and Brain Development!

  • June 2016:

    Anna receives the DCS award for excellence in mentorship and grad student recruitment

  • May 2016:

    Dustin joins the lab for the summer: welcome Dustin!

  • May 2016:

    Hareem Naveed is heading to Chicago for the summer!

  • Mar 2016:

    Early Research Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation

  • Nov 2015:

    Anna talks at Duke!

  • Nov 2015:

    Anna talks at Brown!

  • Nov 2015:

    Shems Saleh joins the lab!

  • Oct 2015:

    Talk at Techna Symposium

  • Oct 2015:

    Ben Brew joins the lab as a data analyst

  • Oct 2015:

    CIFAR talk on data integration