George Garrity

Co-Founder, Names for Life LLC

George Garrity is a Professor in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics with research interests in bioinformatics, classification, and automated identification. Additional focus areas of teaching practice and research include gene and organism ontologies as well as Natural products screening and development.

He is also Co-Founder and Managing Member of Names for Life, LLC, a company created to commercialize novel technologies that track and manage dynamic terminologies used in the life-science, biomedical, legal and technical fields.

He holds an ScD in Microbiology and biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and is also a Fellow with the American Society for the Advancement of Science, and the Society for Industrial Microbiology.

Session Topic

Machine learning tools for peer review

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George Garrity reasons that most people underestimate the amount of work that goes into the process. “The publisher distributes your content, they polish it, they make sure there’s an archival version, but they also provide all the necessary quality control, and this is typically done by peer review,” he said. The peer review process is […]

How to ensure content quality in a world of overwhelming scientific complexity

Machine learning tools for discovering scientific content

Shanghai 1

This session will showcase how novel semantic tagging and document classification methods can be used to enrich content by unobtrusively integrating externally curated resources and references. Further discussion will explore how these curated resources can serve as hidden metrics that provide a supplementary measure regarding the significance of various research artifacts or concepts in a […]

Scientific discovery In the Machine Age: New tools for competitive advantage.