North City Tech Group: High Level Overview of Deep Learning

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The North City Tech Group will meet on Monday, August 7, 2017, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Shoreline Public Library, 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline 98155. 

Everyone is invited, there is no fee. You may RSVP at our Meetup page, but feel free to show up without registration.

Presentation: A High Level Overview of Deep Learning

Deep Learning is the workhorse tool now being used in image analysis and speech to text translation, and it looks like its applications will only be growing. This talk will provide high level pass over the basics of neural network technology, how it is being applied, why has it recently become so effective, and where is it going.

Speaker Bio: Thomas L. Skillman
Biomedical Research Information Technology Directory, Benaroya Research Institute.

Tom Skillman is a senior manager of biomedical technology companies. He provides information technology leadership including strategic planning, research data management and analytics, strategic planning, financial modeling, and operations management experience.

Early in his career, with a BS in Physics and a MS in Computer Science, Skillman developed unique embedded real-time software flown in NASA satellites. Later, at Boeing, Skillman led significant innovation efforts that created computer models of high speed machining, developed AI based autonomous vehicle controllers, and patented advance sensor and signal processing systems.

In his current position as Director of Research Technology at Benaroya Research Institute, Skillman collaborates with research scientist to apply novel information technology to accelerate their research. This includes the design and management of the research data and analysis infrastructure, assisting researchers in managing, analyzing, and visualizing their scientific data. Applied technologies include NoSQL database, scalable cloud computing, t-SNE analytics, and custom VR applications.

The North City Tech Meetup is a free meetup, usually the first Monday of each month at either the Shoreline or Lake Forest Park Library.

North City Tech Meetups follow an every-other-month schedule. One month we feature a speaker and alternate months are general discussions. We meet at either the Shoreline Library or Lake Forest Library depending on their availability. You can check out the Meetup page for each month’s topic.


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