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Wednesday, July 27 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Session Title: Using Neural Networks to Help Kids Survive Eye Cancer

Retinoblastoma (Rb) is one of the most common childhood cancers. The cardinal symptom of Rb is called leukocoria, or "white eye". Leukocoria is often ignored by parents and overlooked by doctors. This leads to late diagnosis of Rb in many children, which greatly decreases survivors' quality of life. We trained deep neural networks to detect this symptom and alert parents when the symptom is found. We've deployed our technology in an iOS app and an Android app, and the app has already lead to some early diagnosis. This work is ongoing.

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Ryan Henning

Data Science Instructor, galvanize
Ryan Henning is a Software Engineer turned Data Scientist. Ryan worked in industry on a large C++ data acquisition (DAQ) framework as a Software Engineer before returning to academia. In graduate school, Ryan researched deep neural networks (deep learning) for image processing and classification, specifically using neural networks to detect leukocoria in photos of children. Leukocoria is a cardinal symptom of a common pediatric cancer... Read More →

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Alex Hart

Marketing Manager, Waldo Photos
We all get our photos taken, Waldo delivers them straight to your phone. Whether it’s dancing with your best friend at a festival, watching a speaker at NewCo, or capturing your 15 mins of fame on the jumbotron, Waldo allows you to enjoy the moment. We capture epic moments and seamlessly deliver them to your phone using a combination of facial recognition technology and album code matching.

Wednesday July 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
galvanize 118 Nueces St. Austin TX

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