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CBE, CNSI, CSEP, GSDS, OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT-PARENT FUND, AND WISE PRESENT A CAREER TALK PRESENTS A SEMINAR: Philip Nelson, Director of Software Engineering, Google

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 2:00pm in Elings Hall #1601

Current Topics in Bioengineering Career Talk

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Elings 1601

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Reception to follow from 3:00-3:20pm

*Light refreshments will be provided*

RSVP at: https://csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu/forms/PDS/Registration.php

Philip Nelson

Director, Software Engineering

Google

Career Talk: Machine Learning for Bio Research

Google Accelerated Sciences is a translational research team that brings Google's technological expertise

to the scientific community. Recent advances in machine learning have delivered incredible results in

consumer applications (e.g. photo recognition, language translation), and is now beginning to play an

important role in biological science. Taking examples from collaborations in the biochemical, biological,

and bio-medical fields, I will focus on how our team transforms science problems into data problems and

applies Google's scaled computation, data driven engineering, and machine learning, to accelerate

scientific discovery.

Philip Nelson leads a translational research team at Google, applying machine learning and advanced

computational techniques to scientific challenges. He joined Google in 2008 and was previously

responsible for a range of Google applications and geo services. He graduated from MIT in 1985 where

he did award winning research on hip prosthetics at Harvard Medical School. Philip helped found and lead

several Silicon Valley start ups in search, optimization, and genome sequencing and was also an

 

Entrepreneur in Residence at Accel Partners.