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• Part I: Model Checking
Chapter 1. Model Checking Approach to the Analysis of Biological Systems
Chapter2. Automated Reasoning for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biological Programs
Chapter 3. Statistical Model Checking based Analysis Techniques of Biological Networks
Chapter 4. Models, Devices, Properties and Verification for the Artificial Pancreas
Chapter 5. Using State Space Exploration to Determine How Gene Regulatory Networks Constrain Mutation Order in Cancer Evolution
• Part II: Formal Methods and Logic
Chapter 6. Set-based Analysis for Biological Modelling
Chapter 7. Logic and Linear Programs to Understand Cancer Response
Chapter 8. Logic-Based Formalization of System Requirements for Integrated Clinical Environments
Chapter 9. Balancing prescriptions with Constraint Solvers
Chapter 10. Metastable Regimes and Tipping Points of Biochemical Networks with Potential Applications in Precision Medicine
• Part III: Stochastic Modelling and Analysis
Chapter 11. Stochastic Spatial Modelling of the Remyelination Process in Multiple Sclerosis Lesions
Chapter 12. Approximation Techniques for Stochastic Analysis of Biological Systems
Chapter 13. A Graphical Approach for the Hybrid Modelling of Intracellular Calcium Dynamics Based on Coloured Hybrid Petri Nets
Chapter 14. Methods for Personalised Delivery Rate Computation for IV Administered Anesthetic Propofol
• Part IV: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 15. Towards the Integration of Metabolic Network Modelling and Machine Learning for the Routine Analysis of High-Throughput Patient Data
Chapter 16. Opportunities and Challenges in Applying Artificial Intelligence to Bioengineering
Chapter 17. Deep Learning with Convolutional Neural Networks for Histopathology Image Analysis.

This book presents outstanding contributions in an exciting, new and multidisciplinary research area: the application of formal, automated reasoning techniques to analyse complex models in systems biology and systems medicine. Automated reasoning is a field of computer science devoted to the development of algorithms that yield trustworthy answers, providing a basis of sound logical reasoning. For example, in the semiconductor industry formal verification is instrumental to ensuring that chip designs are free of defects (or “bugs”). Over the past 15 years, systems biology and systems medicine have been introduced in an attempt to understand the enormous complexity of life from a computational point of view. This has generated a wealth of new knowledge in the form of computational models, whose staggering complexity makes manual analysis methods infeasible. Sound, trusted, and automated means of analysing the models are thus required in order to be able to trust their conclusions. Above all, this is crucial to engineering safe biomedical devices and to reducing our reliance on wet-lab experiments and clinical trials, which will in turn produce lower economic and societal costs. Some examples of the questions addressed here include: Can we automatically adjust medications for patients with multiple chronic conditions? Can we verify that an artificial pancreas system delivers insulin in a way that ensures Type 1 diabetic patients never suffer from hyperglycaemia or hypoglycaemia? And lastly, can we predict what kind of mutations a cancer cell is likely to undergo? This book brings together leading researchers from a number of highly interdisciplinary areas, including: • Parameter inference from time series • Model selection • Network structure identification • Machine learning • Systems medicine • Hypothesis generation from experimental data • Systems biology, systems medicine, and digital pathology • Verification of biomedical devices
“This book presents a comprehensive spectrum of model-focused analysis techniques for biological systems essential resource for tracking the developments of a fast moving field that promises to revolutionize biology and medicine by the automated analysis of models and data.”Prof Luca Cardelli FRS, University of Oxford

• The first dedicated volume on formal reasoning techniques applied to medical systems, including personalized medicine
• Includes novel contributions on automated reasoning, formal methods, and verification by internationally leading researchers
• Features state-of-the-art research, including chapters on machine learning and artificial intelligence applications

• Dr. Paolo Zuliani is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing at Newcastle University, UK. He received his Laurea degree in Computer Science from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, and his DPhil in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, UK. Dr. Zuliani's areas of expertise include formal and automated reasoning methods for computing systems, with a focus on probabilistic and quantum systems. He is particularly interested in the verification of biological systems, cyber-physical systems, and quantum programs.
• Pietro Liò is a Professor of Computational Biology at the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge, UK. He holds a PhD in Complex Systems and Non Linear Dynamics (University of Firenze, Italy) and a PhD in Genetics (University of Pavia, Italy). His research interests include developing methodologies by integrating bioinformatics, machine learning and modelling approaches. In particular, he is interested in artificial intelligence/machine learning and computational biology methods for biological and health data, predictive models in personalised and precision medicine, machine learning methods for the integration of multi-scale, multi-omics and multi-physics data, and predictive comorbidity models. He is on the steering committee of Cambridge Big Data, the MPhil in Computational Biology and the UK Virtual Physiological Human.