Information & Computational Sciences

Paul Shaw

Paul Shaw is an informatician within the Information and Computational Sciences Group at The James Hutton Institute and has worked with us since 2002.

His primary interests are in the development of biological databases mainly in the genetic resources community and in the development of visualization tools to aid in the understanding of complex biological data.

For some more background on Paul visit http://ics.hutton.ac.uk/paul-shaw

Best Paper at BioVis 2014

By on 23/07/2014 in News

We are pleased to announce that Paul Shaw has won best paper at BioVis 2014 in Boston USA this year with his paper titled “Helium: Visualizing Large Scale Plant Pedigrees”. BioVis was part of ISMB. The paper looked at the problems associated with visualizing plant pedigrees and the development and evaluation of the Helium pedigree […]

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Germinate 3 Released

By on 26/06/2014 in News
Germinate 3 Released

We have now released Germinate 3 (3.1.0 Barn Owl) to the public. Feel free to try our demo site at http://ics.hutton.ac.uk/germinate-demo/ or have a look at more information on Germinate.

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Using Frequency Tag Clouds in Error Identification

By on 09/09/2013 in Crop Geeks
Using Frequency Tag Clouds in Error Identification

Word clouds sometimes get a hard time (and sometimes justifiably so) but they have functionality that makes them an effective way to look for errors in large textual-based datasets. In this example we used the online word cloud based service Wordle http://www.wordle.net/ after running a Perl program over as much pedigree data as we could gather on […]

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