- The Price LabResearch Assistant, 2010 - present
- University of WashingtonComputer Science and Engineering, Ph.D., 2011 - present
- Illinois State UniversityComputer Science, BS, 2005 - 2008
- University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignBioinformatics(Computer Science), MS, 2009 - 2011
Fantastic interview with one of the cofounders of Coursera about MOOCS. If you are involved in machine learning you might have heard of her before.
It's difficult, sometimes, to explain the impact of semantic search in our world without breaking into terminology that includes Entities, Ontologies, Nodes and Edges. But, complex as the technology may be, its effects are incredibly simple to grasp.
One of the aspects of semantic search is that it maps relationships (Edges) between people and things (Nodes) that are known to it exactly (Entities) and are grouped into closely associated clusters that have been created with a specific conceptualization and intent (Ontologies) to infer information that really means something and which no one can see.
There are many real-life examples I could use to illustrate this but check out this one that will blow your mind: Kieran Healy, a sociology professor at Duke University, used David Hackett Fischer's (http://goo.gl/Ob95wk) account of Paul Revere's historic ride (http://goo.gl/PU2g4C) to map the relationship between him and the people who were involved in sedition (probably one of the few times I ever have the chance to use this word :) ). Without knowing anything about what any of them said to each other, what they planned or what they thought, given a little semantic search analysis King George III's 'bright young men' would have been able to proactively nip the brewing unrest in the bud, just by monitoring the communication patterns amongst all the groups concerned (sound's familiar?). What's more they could have arrested Paul Revere as "a person of interest" armed with nothing but just this evidence, interrogated him and decimated every revolutionary cell.
Kieran has written an account of this like it's an intelligence report of the times that is a must see: http://goo.gl/mkP9L
Beyond the practical value of discovery of anything I hope you also begin to see the deeper implications of the use of semantic technologies that is part of the Web 3.0 revolution (i.e. the liberation of data).
Anyone have some experience working with Julia in a scientific context want to express an opinion?
We discussed collaborating on a project where we shared some common interest and I had him on my short list for possible committee members. His was a remarkable mind.
He was 37 years old and leaves behind a wife and 2 year old daughter. A memorial website has been set up at http://www.bentaskar.com/. There is information about a memorial fund to help support the medical care of his daughter.
Wide Open Spaces, Big Sky and Boulders: More Panoramas
The Bitterroot is beyond me as a photographer. A single mountain standing alone is easy to photograph but the wide stretch of this place sim
Digithead's Lab Notebook: HiveBio: a DIY biology lab for Seattle
Seattle is one of the few cities with a big biotech industry lacking a community lab space. Katriona Guthrie-Honea and Bergen McMurray are g
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The Price Lab at the Institute for Systems Biology
Our research is focused on developing and applying computational tools to study the complex interactions among the many genetic and molecular components that give rise to emergent phenotypes.