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Special Colloquium/Candidate Presentation: Efficient learning algorithms through geometry, and applications in cancer research

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245 Altgeld Hall and Zoom
Jan 24, 2022   3:00 pm  
Caroline Moosmueller (UCSD)
Jared Bronski

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Abstract:  In this talk, I will discuss how incorporating geometric information into classical learning algorithms can improve their performance. The main focus will be on optimal mass transport (OMT), which has evolved as a major method to analyze distributional data. In particular, I will show how embeddings can be used to build OMT-based classifiers, both in supervised and unsupervised learning settings. The proposed framework significantly reduces the computational effort and the required training data. Using OMT and other geometric data analysis tools, I will demonstrate applications in cancer research, focusing on the analysis of gene expression data and on protein dynamics.

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