NSF CBL Semiannual IAB Meeting (Fall 2019)

Gainesville, FL October 16-18

On October 16 to 18, the NSF CBL Center will hold its 2019 Fall Meeting at UF’s Emerson Alumni Hall, Room 401.  Register by Monday September 30 using one of the two options listed on the event website.

The event is open to non-CBL members, pending approval and a signed non-disclosure agreement.  Registration is free, but required, and meals will be provided.

Here is the event website if you are not able to access the link above http://nsfcbl.org/index.php/events/semiannual-meeting-fall-2019/
Register Here Online

 

NSF CBL Semiannual IAB Meeting (Spring 2019)

On May 30 and 31, the NSF CBL Center will hold its 2019 Spring Meeting in Kansas City. Register by Friday May 24.

Kansas City, MO May 30-31

On May 30 and 31, the NSF CBL Center will hold its 2019 Spring Meeting at UMKC’s Student Union, Room 401.  Register by Friday May 24 using one of the two options below to secure your spot at the conference.

The event is open to non-CBL members, pending approval and a signed non-disclosure agreement.  Registration is free, but required, and meals will be provided.

Here is the event website if you are not able to access the link above https://info.umkc.edu/NSF-CBL/index.php/meeting/
Register Here Online

 

Predicting the Clinical Impact of Human Mutation with Deep Neural Networks

Joint work of University of Florida, Illumina, Stanford, Harvard, and TTI.

  • Laksshman Sundaram*, Hong Gao, Samskruthi Padigepati*, Jeremy McRae, Yanjun Li*, Jack Kosmicki, Nondas Fritzilas, Jörg Hakenberg, Anindita Dutta, John Shon, Jinbo Xu, Serafim Batzoglou, Xiaolin Li, Kyle Farh, Predicting the Clinical Impact of Human Mutation with Deep Neural Networks. Nature Genetics, Vol. 50, 2018, pp. 1161–1170. (* students under supervision of Dr. Xiaolin Andy Li) [https://go.nature.com/2mBjXPp]
  • Millions of human genomes and exomes have been sequenced, but their clinical applications remain limited due to the difficulty of distinguishing disease-causing mutations from benign genetic variation. Here we demonstrate that common missense variants in other primate species are largely clinically benign in human, enabling pathogenic mutations to be systematically identified by the process of elimination. Using hundreds of thousands of common variants from population sequencing of six non-human primate species, we train a deep neural network (PrimateAI) that identifies pathogenic mutations in rare disease patients with 88% accuracy and enables the discovery of 14 new candidate genes in intellectual disability at genome-wide significance. Cataloging common variation from additional primate species would improve interpretation for millions of variants of uncertain significance, further advancing the clinical utility of human genome sequencing. [https://go.nature.com/2mBjXPp]

NSF CBL Semiannual Meeting (Fall 2018)

CBL Semiannual Meeting (Fall) will be held at the University of Oregon’s Ford Alumni Center on November 27 and November 28, 2018.

  • Date: November 27 and November 28, 2018

  • Location: Ford Alumni Center, Eugene, OR [Homepage]

    • 1720 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403, USA  
    • TEL: +1 (541)-346-5656
  • Day 0 (November 26, Monday)  6:30pm-8:30pm, Welcome Reception

  • Day 1 (November 27, Tuesday)  8:30am-6:30pm, Meeting Sessions; 6:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

  • Day 2 (November 28, Wednesday)  8:30am-12:30pm, Meeting Sessions; 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch

  • Day 3 (November 29, Thursday)  8:30am – 3:30pm, NVIDIA deep learning training workshop

More information is available at NSF CBL Semiannual Meeting (Fall 2018) .

NSF CBL Kickoff Meeting

CBL Kickoff Meeting will be held at the University of Florida’s Emerson Alumni Hall on May 31 to June 1, 2018.

  • Date: May 31 and June 1, 2018

  • Location: Emerson Alumni Hall, Gainesville, FL

    • 1938 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603, USA
    • TEL: +1 (352) 846-3601
  • Day 0 (May 30, Wednesday)  6:30pm-8:30pm, Welcome Reception

  • Day 1 (May 31, Thursday)    8:30am-6:30pm, Meeting Sessions; 6:30pm-8:30pm Dinner

  • Day 2 (June 1, Friday)      8:30am-12:30pm, Meeting Sessions; 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch

    • (Optional) 2pm-3pm, Friday afternoon facility tour: UF Research Computing, HiPerGator

  • Registration

  • Program

  • Travel Information

CBL officially awarded by NSF

We are very excited to announce the official launch of National Science Foundation Center for Big Learning (CBL). With the great support from our Industry Partners, NSF and tremendous efforts from our administrators, students, staff, and faculty at four sites (UF, CMU, UMKC, and UO), CBL full center has been officially awarded by NSF, Phase I IUCRC Center for five years. We sincerely appreciate wonderful help and support from hundreds of participants, supporters, and partners during the CBL planning process of over two years. Let’s work together to make CBL a great success!

With the vision of creating intelligence towards intelligence-powered society, CBL is the first NSF center dedicated to deep learning models and algorithms, systems and platforms, and high-impact applications in business, health, IoT, and security. You are very welcome to Join Us.

The CBL Kickoff Meeting will be held at UF on May 31 and June 1, 2018. [CBL Kickoff Meeting]

 

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