Tech-Hub for The Milky Way

Jet Constellations is a local startup that functions to promote STEM education in Milwaukee, consult tech oriented startups, and build a nurturing ecosystem of techies and entrepreneurs . Jet Constellations’ Milky Way initiative works to transform Milwaukee into a tech hub that represents the city’s diverse population through community workshops, panels, talks, hackathons and design thinking…

DeepVariant: Genomics Meet Deep Learning

Yesterday I attended a talk on deep learning and genomics by Pi-Chauan Chang, a software engineer at Google.  Pi-Chauan gave a high level overview of deep learning and how her team formulates a problem in genomics to successfully apply deep learning techniques. She also discussed DeepVariant – a software built by Google to enable community…

Grace Hopper PitcHer Contest -2018

Yesterday I attended Grace Hopper’s inaugural PitcHer contest.  The goal of this pitch competition is to support, encourage, and provide new funding opportunities to women entrepreneurs. The top ten finalist competed for a grand total of $65,000.  I was elated to find that the first place prize went to my personal favorite, Shakeia Kegler.  Her business idea…

Grace Hopper 2018 – Training generative adversarial networks: A challenge?

Today I had the pleasure of attending a very interesting workshop on generative adversarial networks. The goal of the workshop was to teach attendees about deep learning and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANS).  In the lab we used PyTorch, an open source deep learning framework, used to demonstrate and explore this type of neural network architecture….