location_city Bengaluru schedule Aug 10th 10:10 - 11:40 AM IST place Jupiter 1 people 29 Interested

Machine learning and deep learning have been rapidly adopted in various spheres of medicine such as discovery of drug, disease diagnosis, Genomics, medical imaging and bioinformatics for translating biomedical data into improved human healthcare. Machine learning/deep learning based healthcare applications assist physicians to make faster, cheaper and more accurate diagnosis.

We have successfully developed three deep learning based healthcare applications and are currently working on two more healthcare related projects. In this workshop, we will discuss one healthcare application titled "Deep Learning based Craniofacial Distance Measurement for Facial Reconstructive Surgery" which is developed by us using TensorFlow. Craniofacial distances play important role in providing information related to facial structure. They include measurements of head and face which are to be measured from image. They are used in facial reconstructive surgeries such as cephalometry, treatment planning of various malocclusions, craniofacial anomalies, facial contouring, facial rejuvenation and different forehead surgeries in which reliable and accurate data are very important and cannot be compromised.

Our discussion on healthcare application will include precise problem statement, the major steps involved in the solution (deep learning based face detection & facial landmarking and craniofacial distance measurement), data set, experimental analysis and challenges faced & overcame to achieve this success. Subsequently, we will provide hands-on exposure to implement this healthcare solution using TensorFlow. Finally, we will briefly discuss the possible extensions of our work and the future scope of research in healthcare sector.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • Significance of Deep Learning for Healthcare Solutions (10 mins)
  • Discussion of Healthcare Application - 'Deep Learning based Craniofacial Distance Measurement for Facial Reconstructive Surgery' (20 mins)
    • Craniofacial distances and their application in facial reconstructive surgeries (5 mins)
    • Issues in conventional method of measuring craniofacial distances (3 mins)
    • Problem statement (2 mins)
    • Proposed solution (5 mins)
    • Introduction to TensorFlow components and program structure (5 mins)
  • Hands-on Healthcare Application (Craniofacial Distance Measurement for Facial Reconstructive Surgery) using TensorFlow (50 mins)
    • Getting started with Google Colaboratory (5 mins)
    • Practice sample programs using TensorFlow in Google Colaboratory (10 min)
    • Explanation of dataset (5 min)
    • Justification for Python libraries/packages used (5 min)
    • Implementation of healthcare application using pretrained CNN (10 min)
    • Implementation of healthcare application using CE_CLM model (10 min)
    • Results and discussion (5 mins)
  • Future Research Directions (5 mins)
  • Q & A (5 mins)

Learning Outcome

After attending this workshop, participants will get an overview of TensorFlow and how to build machine learning/deep learning based application using TensorFlow.

Target Audience

Data Scientists, Machine Learning/Deep Learning Practitioners, Python Programmers, Doctors, Researchers, Students & Faculty Members from sectors such as Engineering and Technology, Medical

Prerequisites for Attendees


Download files from https://github.com/drmayurimehta/Tensorflow and https://drive.google.com/file/d/145g_UsAyk1n8-WXQg9OOaS69q0dbCqub/view?usp=sharing.

Upload all these files in the folder named 'ODSC2019' in your Google drive.


schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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    This talk will demonstrate how Julia is increasingly becoming a natural language for machine learning, the kind of libraries and applications the Julia community is building, the contributions from India (there are many!), and our plans going forward.

  • Dr. C.S.Jyothirmayee

    Dr. C.S.Jyothirmayee / Usha Rengaraju / Vijayalakshmi Mahadevan - Deep learning powered Genomic Research

    90 Mins

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    With the advent of next generation sequencing, high through put analysis, enhanced computing power and new aspirations with neural network to address this conundrum of complicated genetic elements (structure and function of various genes in our systems). This requires the genomic material extraction, their sequencing (automated system) and analysis to map the strings of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs which yields genomic dataset. These datasets are too large for traditional and applied statistical techniques. Consequently, the important signals are often incredibly small along with blaring technical noise. This further requires far more sophisticated analysis techniques. Artificial intelligence and deep learning gives us the power to draw clinically useful information from the genetic datasets obtained by sequencing.

    Precision of these analyses have become vital and way forward for disease detection, its predisposition, empowers medical authorities to make fair and situationally decision about patient treatment strategies. This kind of genomic profiling, prediction and mode of disease management is useful to tailoring FDA approved treatment strategies based on these molecular disease drivers and patient’s molecular makeup.

    Now, the present scenario encourages designing, developing, testing of medicine based on existing genetic insights and models. Deep learning models are helping to analyze and interpreting tiny genetic variations ( like SNPs – Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) which result in unraveling of crucial cellular process like metabolism, DNA wear and tear. These models are also responsible in identifying disease like cancer risk signatures from various body fluids. They have the immense potential to revolutionize healthcare ecosystem. Clinical data collection is not streamlined and done in a haphazard manner and the requirement of data to be amenable to a uniform fetchable and possibility to be combined with genetic information would power the value, interpretation and decisive patient treatment modalities and their outcomes.

    There is hugh inflow of medical data from emerging human wearable technologies, along with other health data integrated with ability to do quickly carry out complex analyses on rich genomic databases over the cloud technologies … would revitalize disease fighting capability of humans. Last but still upcoming area of application in direct to consumer genomics (success of 23andMe).

    This road map promises an end-to-end system to face disease in its all forms and nature. Medical research, and its applications like gene therapies, gene editing technologies like CRISPR, molecular diagnostics and precision medicine could be revolutionized by tailoring a high-throughput computing method and its application to enhanced genomic datasets.

  • Johnu George

    Johnu George / Ramdoot Kumar P - A Scalable Hyperparameter Optimization framework for ML workloads

    20 Mins

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    We present Katib, a scalable and general hyper parameter tuning framework based on Kubernetes which is ML framework agnostic (Tensorflow, Pytorch, MXNet, XGboost etc). You will learn about Katib in Kubeflow, an open source ML toolkit for Kubernetes, as we demonstrate the advantages of hyperparameter optimization by running a sample classification problem. In addition, as we dive into the implementation details, you will learn how to contribute as we expand this platform to include autoML tools.

  • Favio Vázquez

    Favio Vázquez - Complete Data Science Workflows with Open Source Tools

    90 Mins

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  • 45 Mins
    Case Study

    Banks and financial institutes in India over the last few years have increasingly faced defaults by corporates. In fact, NBFC stocks have suffered huge losses in recent times. It has triggered a contagion which spilled over to other financial stocks too and adversely affected benchmark indices resulting in short term bearishness. This makes it imperative to investigate ways to prevent rather than cure such situations. However, the banks face a twin-faced challenge in terms of identifying the probable wilful defaulters from the rest and moral hazard among the bank employees who are many a time found to be acting on behest of promoters of defaulting firms. The first challenge is aggravated by the fact that due diligence of firms before the extension of loan is a time-consuming process and the second challenge hints at the need for placement of automated safeguards to reduce mal-practises originating out of the human behaviour. To address these challenges, the automation of loan sanctioning process is a possible solution. Hence, we identified important firmographic variables viz. financial ratios and their historic patterns by looking at the firms listed as dirty dozen by Reserve Bank of India. Next, we used k-means clustering to segment these firms and label them into various categories viz. normal, distressed defaulter and wilful defaulter. Besides, we utilized text and sentiment analysis to analyze the annual reports of all BSE and NSE listed firms over the last 10 years. From this, we identified word tags which resonate well with the occurrence of default and are indicators of financial performance of these firms. A rigorous analysis of these word tags (anagrams, bi-grams and co-located words) over a period of 10 years for more than 100 firms indicate the existence of a relation between frequency of word tags and firm default. Lift estimation of firmographic financial ratios namely Altman Z score and frequency of word tags for the first time uncovers the importance of text analysis in predicting financial performance of firms and their default. Our investigation also reveals the possibility of using neural networks as a predictor of firm default. Interestingly, the neural network developed by us utilizes the power of open source machine learning libraries and throws open possibilities of deploying such a neural network model by banks with a small one-time investment. In short, our work demonstrates the ability of machine learning in addressing challenges related to prevention of wilful default. We envisage that the implementation of neural network based prediction models and text analysis of firm-specific financial reports could help financial industry save millions in recovery and restructuring of loans.

  • 45 Mins

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    We have successfully developed three deep learning based healthcare applications using TensorFlow and are currently working on three more healthcare related projects. In this demonstration session, first we shall briefly discuss the significance of deep learning for healthcare solutions. Next, we will demonstrate two deep learning based healthcare applications developed by us. The discussion of each application will include precise problem statement, proposed solution, data collected & used, experimental analysis and challenges encountered & overcame to achieve this success. Finally, we will briefly discuss the other applications on which we are currently working and the future scope of research in this area.

  • Anupam Purwar

    Anupam Purwar - An Industrial IoT system for wireless instrumentation: Development, Prototyping and Testing

    45 Mins

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  • Maryam Jahanshahi

    Maryam Jahanshahi - Applying Dynamic Embeddings in Natural Language Processing to Analyze Text over Time

    Maryam Jahanshahi
    Maryam Jahanshahi
    Research Scientist
    schedule 4 years ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study

    Many data scientists are familiar with word embedding models such as word2vec, which capture semantic similarity of words in a large corpus. However, word embeddings are limited in their ability to interrogate a corpus alongside other context or over time. Moreover, word embedding models either need significant amounts of data, or tuning through transfer learning of a domain-specific vocabulary that is unique to most commercial applications.

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  • Saurabh Jha

    Saurabh Jha / Rohan Shravan / Usha Rengaraju - Hands on Deep Learning for Computer Vision

    480 Mins

    Computer Vision has lots of applications including medical imaging, autonomous
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    computer Vision can be categorized into multiple categories for both images and
    videos – Classification, detection, segmentation & generation.
    Having worked in Deep Learning with a focus on Computer Vision have come
    across various challenges and learned best practices over a period
    experimenting with cutting edge ideas. This workshop is for Data Scientists &
    Computer Vision Engineers whose focus is deep learning. We will cover state of
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    tricks to train a deep neural network models. It will be hands on session where
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    learning framework will be PyTorch v1.0 and Keras.

    Given we have only 8 hours, we will cover the most important fundamentals,
    current techniques and avoid anything which is obsolete or not being used by
    state-of-art algorithms. We will directly start with building the intuition for
    Convolutional Neural Networks, and focus on core architectural problems. We
    will try and answer some of the hard questions like how many layers must be
    there in a network, how many kernels should we add. We will look at the
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    into the field of Vision AI, making today’s best networks possible. We will cover 9
    different kinds of Convolutions which will cover a spectrum of problems like
    running DNNs on constrained hardware, super-resolution, image segmentation,
    etc. The concepts would be good enough for all of us to move to harder problems
    like segmentation or super-resolution later, but we will focus on object
    recognition, followed by object detections. We will build our networks step by
    step, learning how optimizations techniques actually improve our networks and
    exactly when should we introduce them. We hope the leave you in confidence
    which will help you read research papers like your second nature. Given we have
    8 hours, and we want the sessions to be productive, we will instead of introducing

    all the problems and solutions, focus on the fundamentals of modern deep neural

  • Anant Jain

    Anant Jain - Adversarial Attacks on Neural Networks

    Anant Jain
    Anant Jain
    Compose Labs, Inc.
    schedule 4 years ago
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    20 Mins

    Since 2014, adversarial examples in Deep Neural Networks have come a long way. This talk aims to be a comprehensive introduction to adversarial attacks including various threat models (black box/white box), approaches to create adversarial examples and will include demos. The talk will dive deep into the intuition behind why adversarial examples exhibit the properties they do — in particular, transferability across models and training data, as well as high confidence of incorrect labels. Finally, we will go over various approaches to mitigate these attacks (Adversarial Training, Defensive Distillation, Gradient Masking, etc.) and discuss what seems to have worked best over the past year.