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Building Trustworthy Big Data Algorithms

Northwestern University Newscenter (01/29/15) Emily Ayshford

Northwestern University researchers recently tested latent Dirichlet allocation, which is one of the leading big data algorithms for finding related topics within unstructured text, and found it was neither as accurate nor reproducible as a leading topic modeling algorithm should be. 145 more words

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Stanford Researchers Use Big Data to Identify Patients at Risk of High-Cholesterol Disorder

Stanford University (01/29/15) Tracie White

Stanford University researchers have launched a project designed to identify hospital patients who may have a genetic disease that causes a deadly buildup of cholesterol in their arteries. 175 more words

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Genome Assembly without the RAM

(De novo assembly of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) DNA reads)

Assembling genomes with little memory.

De novo assembly is the construction of genomes without reference to existing known genomes.  887 more words


Evolutionary Approaches to Big-Data Problems

MIT News (01/14/15) Eric Brown

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) AnyScale Learning For All (ALFA) group investigates a wide range of big data challenges. ALFA focuses on working with raw data that comes directly from the source and then investigates the data with a variety of techniques, most of which involve scalable machine learning and evolutionary computing algorithms. 166 more words

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“Accelerating GPU software development”

Nvidia recently announced the availability of CUDA 7 Release Candidate (RC).  The production version should follow soon.  CUDA 7 continues the long evolution of the CUDA language and products for Nvidia… 197 more words


Human Genome on K80 GPU

(Human Genome derived from UCSC Genome Browser)

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology is advancing at a rapid pace.  New DNA sequencers from Illumina and… 954 more words