SSC Seminar Series: Karen Rees-Milton (School of Applied Science & Computing, St. Lawrence College)

Laboratory Information Management: The Possibilities of Ethical Data Systems and Algorithm

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

12 – 1 pm

Mackintosh Corry Hall D411


The first portion of the seminar consists of an in-depth presentation of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software application, including the number of iterative phases in the SDLC: inception, requirements analysis, planning, design, building, release and deployment, maintenance, and retirement. Additionally, testing and documentation is covered, as an integral part of each phase. The discussion aims to think about the possibilities of ethical data systems and algorithms at each phase of the LIMS SDLC. The final portion of the seminar is designed to stimulate round-table discussion using approaches from the social sciences to solve data science problems.

About the Speaker:

Karen Rees-Milton holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Southampton in the UK (1994), and is a User Support Analyst Intern at the Centre for Advanced Computing, Queen’s University. From 2010 to 2017, Dr. Rees-Milton was a Clinical Research Coordinator with Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital. She holds 24 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals.  

Everyone welcome!