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CSIS Seminar

Deep Learning in the Biomedical Sciences

Speaker:   Pierre Baldi, University of California Irvine
When:   April 5, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where:   Research Hall, Room 163


We will first provide a brief historical and conceptual overview of deep learning. We will then demonstrate several applications of deep learning to problems in the biomedical sciences, ranging from predicting protein structural features, to detecting circadian patterns of gene expression, to detecting polyps in colonoscopy videos. Finally, we will conclude with some of the future technical and societal challenges.

Speaker Bio

Pierre Baldi earned MS degrees in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Paris, and a PhD in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. He is currently Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Director of the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and Associate Director of the Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems at the University of California Irvine. The long term focus of his research is on understanding intelligence in brains and machines. He has made several contributions to the theory of deep learning, and developed and applied deep learning methods for problems in the natural sciences such as the detection of exotic particles in physics, the prediction of reactions in chemistry, and the prediction of protein secondary and tertiary structure in biology. He has written four books and over 300 peer-reviewed articles. He is the recipient of the 1993 Lew Allen Award at JPL, the 2010 E. R. Caianiello Prize for research in machine learning, and a 2014 Google Faculty Research Award. He is and Elected Fellow of the AAAS, AAAI, IEEE, ACM, and ISCB.