Natural And Life Sciences

  • Vanderbilt University

    AI Deep Dive Update: Advancing Speech Therapy Solutions on the National Stage

    In Fall 2023, Vanderbilt Data Science hosted an AI Deep Dive session with Dr. Matthew Pontell, focusing on generative AI’s potential in enhancing speech therapy and improving speech dysfunction outcomes. These sessions are an excellent opportunity to delve into research problems that could be addressed with deep learning,… Read More

    Jul. 10, 2024

  • Vanderbilt University

    Senior Data Scientist, Myranda Shirk, Leads Mentees to Create Chatbot-like Interface

    DSI Senior Data Scientist, Myranda Shirk, is a mentor for the ECMWF (European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting) Code for Earth program. Her mentees this summer created a chatbot-like interface to search their data, based on some of Myranda’s previous work at NOAA. ECMWF has… Read More

    Sep. 10, 2023

  • Graphs of David Brust's work for his DSI-SRP project

    Can Deep Neural Networks Model Variability in Human Visual Cognition (DSI-SRP)

    This DSI-SRP fellowship funded David Brust to work in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Palmeri, Ph.D. in the Department of Psychological Sciences during the summer of 2023. David is a rising senior with a major in Neuroscience. Deep neural networks (DNNs) are used in neuroscience as models of brain representations… Read More

    Aug. 14, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Classroom Learning and Assessment Suite (CLAS)

    The Classroom Learning and Assessment Suite (CLAS) is a set of artificial intelligence (AI)-driven solutions that complement in-class learning with interactive study and assessment. Primarily ideated by faculty interested in leveraging AI platforms to enhance student learning, the suite creates new mechanisms for both students and faculty members in supporting… Read More

    Jul. 28, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    DSI workshop helps Vanderbilt researcher do complex AI analysis of birdsongs

    Machine learning models have revolutionized the way researchers approach data analysis, but building and training these models can be a daunting task for those who are new to coding. Fortunately, the emergence of AI assistants like ChatGPT is making it easier for novice coders to create their own… Read More

    Apr. 10, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Using deep learning to improve dialogic questioning for new readers: AI Deep Dive Jan. 13

    Image generated by Midjourney Professor of Psychology Dr. Georgene Troseth has researched for years how artificial intelligence could help parents use dialogic questioning when reading with their children. Advances in data science could now make Dr. Troseth’s vision a reality. The project aims to create a model that could scan… Read More

    Jan. 10, 2023

  • Two black holes

    Detecting Colliding Black Holes: AI Deep Dive Dec. 2

    Cosmic cataclysmic events such as the collision of black holes create strong gravitational waves which can be detected on Earth. Instruments such as LIGO can detect distortions of space that herald the passing of these gravity waves, but analyzing these signals is a computationally-intensive and time-consuming endeavor. Can AI… Read More

    Nov. 14, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Master students from DSI enable the construction of integrated database for enzyme design

    Enzymes are the “magical powders” that have been invented by nature to accelerate chemical reactions from eons ago. They are extremely good but are mostly limited to the biochemical reactions they are created for. As an enzyme designer, Prof. John Yang, a DSI affiliate from the Department of Chemistry… Read More

    Oct. 27, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    VICB Seminar October 26th: Machine Learning Strategies in Chemical Biology

    Dr. Allison Walker, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences Interested in learning how machine learning strategies are being applied applied to facilitate engineering and discovery of natural products for development of therapeutics? Join the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB) on Wednesday, October 26th from 12:15 pm –… Read More

    Oct. 6, 2022

  • Abbie Petulante

    New DSI Postdoctoral Fellow, Abbie Petulante

    We’re pleased to be able to introduce Abigail (Abbie) Petulante as a new DSI Postdoctoral Fellow! Abbie received her PhD in Astronomy this year at Vanderbilt where she applied a wide variety of machine learning and deep learning techniques to model the development of large structures comprised of dark matter… Read More

    Sep. 20, 2022