Julia Vogt

Julia Vogt
Rätsch Research Group; Postdoc
Room: Z-695
Tel: +1 646 888 3394

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Mailing Address: MSKCC – Computational Biology Center 1275 York Avenue, Box # 357 New York, NY 10065
Express Mail/Street Address: Zuckerman Research Center 417 East 68th Street – 6th Floor (Z-677) New York, NY 10065

Research Interests:

I am interested in the development of Machine Learning methods and its applications, in particular in Computational Biology. Topics I am working on include network inference, multi-task learning problems, time-series analysis, Bayesian clustering problems and sparse variable selection problems like the Lasso and the Group-Lasso. In 2012, I received my PhD from the University of Basel (Switzerland) for my work in the Biomedical Data Analysis Group, headed by Volker Roth. During this time I was also part of the LiverX project, a systemsX project that is a central component of ongoing programs in medical systems biology at the Competence Center for Systems Physiology and Metabolic Diseases. Before joining the University of Basel in Nov 2008, I did a diploma degree in mathematics at the University of Konstanz (Germany).


  1. Michael T. Dill, Zuzanna Makowska, Gaia Trincucci, Andreas J. Gruber, Julia E. Vogt, Magdalena Filipowicz, Diego Calabrese, Ilona Krol, Daryl T. Lau, Luigi Terracciano, Erik van Nimwegen, Volker Roth and Markus H. Heim. Pegylated IFN-alpha regulates hepatic gene expression through transient Jak/STAT activation. J Clin Invest, doi:10.1172/JCI70408, 2014.
  2. Leonore Wigger, Julia E. Vogt and Volker Roth. Malaria Haplotype Frequency Estimation. Statistics in Medicine, 04/2013; DOI: 10.1002/sim.5792.
  3. Makowska, Z and Dill, MT and Vogt, JE and Filipowicz, M and Terraciano, L and Roth, V and Heim, MH. P139: Continuous exposure to PEG-IFN-Alpha only transiently activates JAK-stat signalling in human liver. Cytokine, 59(3):563–564, 2012.
  4. Sandhya Prabhakaran, Sudhir Raman, Julia E. Vogt and Volker Roth. Automatic Model Selection in Archetype Analysis. Pattern Recognition: Joint 34th DAGM and 36th OAGM Symposium, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2012.
  5. Julia E. Vogt and Volker Roth. A Complete Analysis of the l_{1,p} Group-Lasso. ICML 2012, Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Machine Learning.
  6. Michael T. Dill, Francois H.T. Duong, Julia E. Vogt, Stephanie Bibert, Pierre-Yves Bochud, Luigi Terracciano, Andreas Papassotiropoulos, Volker Roth and Markus H. Heim. Interferon-Induced Gene Expression is a Stronger Predictor of Treatment Response Than IL28B Genotype in Patients With Hepatitis C. Gastroenterology, 2011, Mar;140(3):1021-1031.e10. Janssen Virology Award 2011 for HCV
  7. Julia E. Vogt and Volker Roth. The Group Lasso: l_{1,\infty} Regularization versus l_{1,2} Regularization. In Pattern Recognition: 32-nd DAGM Symposium, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010.  DAGM prize
  8. Julia E. Vogt, Sandhya Prabhakaran, Thomas J. Fuchs, Volker Roth. The Translation-invariant Wishart-Dirichlet Process for Clustering Distance Data. 
 ICML 2010: Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Machine Learning. Best paper runner up