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Joseph A. Tatman, PhD
"Introduction to Bayes Nets"
Joseph A. Tatman, Ph.D.
Dr. Joseph Tatman, from a firm that specializes in applied decision analysis, is going to give a talk on "Introduction to Bayes Nets" and discussion of his firm's applications in this area.
Joseph A. Tatman, PhD -has more than fifteen years experience in the application, research and teaching of strategic planning, decision making, design and analysis. Conducts strategic level design of systems including analysis of technology insertion alternatives and development of prototypes to evaluate the feasibility of these alternatives. Assists clients in strategic situation assessment of political/military events using synthesis of Bayesian Belief Networks and Analysis of Competing Hypotheses. Leads user utility assessment of prototype space systems using innovative structured process based on decision analysis techniques and multi-objective utility theory. He has developed automated planning systems that utilize a combination of techniques including Bayesian nets, reinforcement learning, neural nets and genetic algorithms. Dr. Tatman was the Analyst of the Year in 1992 for the Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency.
Hope some of you can attend. Please pass this information along to any others that you think might be interested. For more information contact Michael Miles.
Ulrich Tillmann, PhD
Ulrich Tillmann, Ph.D.
Neuroscientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies are using Affymetrix GeneChip microarrays to find genes associated with specific brain functions, behaviors and important phenotypes. In close collaboration with Salk scientists, IMC has developed TeraGenomics, a highly scalable data warehouse to implement the scientists’ analysis methods and to make it easier for scientists in many locations to collaborate and rapidly mine the vast amounts of data generated with these microarrays. The metadata are MIAME-compliant and incorporate taxonomies for brain structures and disease types. We have adapted technology long used for very large-scale data warehouses in retail, banking, transportation, and manufacturing, but new to biosciences. This presentation will summarize the computational problems and describe the solution architecture. It will also summarize the business partnership arrangements with the Salk scientists.
Dr. Ulrich Tillmann is a subject matter expert in molecular biology with IMC, Inc. in Reston, VA and is the scientific lead for IMC’s TeraGenomics solution. TeraGenomics is a scalable, high-performance data warehousing solution for analyzing and sharing Affymetrix® GeneChip® data. Ulrich joined IMC from GeneLogic, where he was Technical Services Manager responsible for educating and consulting with clients and prospects on how to apply GeneLogic's Affymetrix-based gene expression subscription data in their drug development process, including how to conduct data mining and integrate genomics and other scientific data. Ulrich's clients included large pharma and biotechs, both in the US and Europe.
Ulrich has a strong background as a bench scientist, earning his MS and PhD degrees in biology and molecular biology from the University of Bonn, where he also was a lecturer in plant biology. He then trained for four years as a post-doc at NIH/NICHD in Bethesda where he studied gene expression and enzyme activity in transgenic animals, first as a lecturer and then as visiting fellow. He subsequently worked as a scientist and senior scientist in several biotechs, using genomics techniques to isolate targets and develop pharmaceutical products. He then became more involved in product and business management, including two years as field application scientist for an overseas bioimaging equipment company, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations of the US subsidiary, including supervising the technical sales staff.
Ms. Mitter is a senior systems architect with IMC, Inc. and responsible for the management of the TeraGenomics software development group, ASP operations, and the overall systems architecture. She is also focused on maintaining high system performance as IMC’s hosted solution database for the Salk Institute researchers has grown to over one billion rows. Ms. Mitter has over 20 years of experience in systems architecture and development in both UNIX and Microsoft environments. She has implemented systems using products from a variety of vendors including Oracle, Teradata, IBM, SUN, and Microsoft. She has worked for large systems integrators and has been an independent technical consultant, and has managed teams of up to 50 developers. Related Links
More information: www.nih-bcig.org.
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