[Chicago] ChiPy Topics

Jerry Dumblauskas jdumblauskas at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 21:52:59 CET 2014

It's on the 13th
On Nov 7, 2014 12:37 PM, "De Kelsey" <dkh2oit at gmail.com> wrote:

> the meeting @ Loyola is still on for tonight right?
> Demarco
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 8:23 PM, Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A couple really great talks up for the ChiPy meeting next week:
>>    - *Hidden Markov Models to improve activity recognition in patients
>>    with spinal cord injury*
>>    (0:15:00 Minutes)
>>    By: Asma Mehjabeen
>>    Fitness tracking is great for calories and steps, but similar sensors
>>    are capable of reporting much more about how we move throughout the day.
>>    This is especially important in assessing the quality of movement for those
>>    with limited mobility. Doctors often want to know more detail about patient
>>    behavior after therapy to select and adjust the appropriate intervention.
>>    Using machine learning on wearable accelerometer signals, we estimate the
>>    activities patients with incomplete spinal cord injury are performing. By
>>    combining windowed classifier estimates over time using a hidden markov
>>    model, we show how error rates can be significantly decreased, which brings
>>    more detailed assessments of patient activity closer to a clinical reality.
>>    - *Innate learning: training the brain before the eyes open*
>>    (0:15:00 Minutes)
>>    By: Isaac Adorno
>>    Amorphous, blob-like patterns of neural activity form and move over
>>    the eye during visual development in animals. Why do such patterns exist?
>>    We show that these patterns are this way to better prepare the visual
>>    system for natural vision. Essentially, these are movies played in the eyes
>>    to refine the visual system before the eyes even open. We use python to
>>    model the developing visual system, produce an efficient code based on
>>    those patterns, and show how that code matches what is seen biologically.
>>    In this way, we show that during your early development you are learning
>>    from innately generated patterns - a unique twist in the debates of nature
>>    and nurture.
>> RSVP here is open http://chipy.org
>> --
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