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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Thursday, April 12 • 11:40am - 11:55am
Joining Separate Paradigms: Natural Language Processing and Deep Neural Networks to Characterize Neuronal Cell Type and Function Full

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Revolutionary progress in technology has opened new biological questions about cell types, states, and gene regulation on a single-cell scale. However, with the ability to understand how an individual cell functions discretely comes new data-oriented questions about dimensionality, feature reduction, and novel methods to account for noise. The central objective of our research is to refine novel applications for single-cell data to better characterize sub-populations of cell types in various regions of the brain. 

Hold onto your seats because this presentation will take you on a journey from the cells in your brain to the underpinnings of data science in biomedicine!

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Cait Dreisbach

PhD Candidate, University of Virginia
Cait Dreisbach is a PhD Candidate at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She is a recent alumna of the Masters in Data Science program at the UVA Data Science Institute. Her research interests are in microbial genomics and women's health.
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Morgan Wall

Master's Student, UVA Data Science Institute
Morgan Wall graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia in May 2015 with a dual Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Economics. Following graduation, she worked in the field of Melanoma research at the University of Virginia Human Immune Therapy Center, investigating... Read More →
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Ali Zaidi

Master's Student, UVA Data Science Institute
Ali Zaidi achieved a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience and Information Technology from George Mason University in Northern Virginia in May of 2017. During his time at George Mason University, he was involved in multiple research opportunities within the Krasnow Institute of Advanced Study... Read More →

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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 11:40am - 11:55am EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 3