Deep Learning in Genomics

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Location:Online / Synchronous
Meeting Time:I hr: Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
Offered this year?Yes
When Offered?Every year


Deep learning models have achieved impressive performance in fields like computer vision and NLP. The collection of vast quantities of biological data naturally leads to the question -- can deep learning help us understand genomics? We will cover deep learning models like Auto-encoders and Convolutional Neural Networks and how have they been applied to solve problems in genomics. We will learn about different biological datasets, interpretation methods that help explain predictions, and what unique challenges are presented by the data in this field. Critical thinking and learning from the practical application of models to data are expected outcomes.

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