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Models, Inference & Algorithms (MIA)

The Models, Inference & Algorithms (MIA) Initiative supports learning and collaboration across the interface of biology and mathematics, statistics, machine learning, and computer science. Our weekly meeting features a primer, breakfast, seminar, and discussion; these are open and pedagogical, emphasizing lucid exposition of computational ideas over rapid-fire communication of results. Other MIA functions include hosting workshops, developing educational resources, advising leadership, and supporting the computational community.
 

Write mia-team@broadinstitute.org to be added to our mailing list.
 

Jon Bloom and Alex Bloemendal founded MIA in Fall 2015. MIA's efforts are driven by the Steering Committee: Mehrtash BabadiDavid BenjaminAlex BloemendalBrian ClearyHilary Finucane, Sam Friedman, Aleksandrina GoevaAllen GoodmanDylan KotliarRay Jones, James McFarland, Mollie Morg, Mor NitzanYakir ReshefGopal Sarma, Max Shen, Emma Stickgold, and Elizabeth Wood.

Past members: Jon Bloom, Sam Riesenfeld, and Aviad Tsherniak


MIA Overview: Watch this introduction to the past, present, and future of MIA, and how you can help drive the fusion of machine learning and biomedicine. Check out the Kendall Square Codebreakers in the Harvard Crimson.


MIA Playlist: Watch and share our growing library of MIA videos.


Talking Machines: Hear interviews with Eric LanderAviv Regev, and Nick Patterson.

Spring 2020 Schedule: 9am primer, 10am seminar, 11am discussion in Monadnock, except where noted.
 

Date Speaker Affiliations Title
Jan 29
No primer
Jan 29
Topics Groups Nucleation Event (10-11am in Monadnock)
Feb 5
  • University of Amsterdam; Qualcomm Technologies; Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
  • Lander Lab, Broad Institute
Screening: VAEs & Deep Inverse Modeling (Note: 10-11am in the Auditorium)
Feb 12 [Video]
  • Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto; Vector Institute
Primer: Enforcing Lipschitz constraints for neural networks
Feb 12 [Video]
  • Grosse Group, University of Toronto; Vector Institute
  • Grosse Group, University of Toronto; Vector Institute
Efficient Lipschitz-constrained neural networks
Feb 19
NO MEETING
Feb 26 [Video]
  • Neale Lab, Lander Lab, Broad Institute; Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Primer: The multiple testing problem
Feb 26 [Video]
  • Paninski Lab, Blei Lab, Dept. of Statistics, Data Science Institute, Columbia University
Smoothed nested testing on directed acyclic graphs
Mar 4
  • Data Sciences Platform, Broad Institute
Primer: Only connect: The variety and splendor of neural network architectures
Mar 4
  • Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute; Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Deep learning enables efficient genetic analysis of the human thoracic aorta
Mar 11
  • Dyno Therapeutics
Primer: Biological sequence design through machine-guided exploration (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Mar 11
  • Dyno Therapeutics
Machine-guided capsid engineering for gene therapy (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Mar 18
  • TBD
Primer: TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Mar 18
  • Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Statistics and Data Science Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Mar 25
NO MEETING
Apr 1
  • Ek Group, Dept. of Computer Science, Technical University of Munich; Siemens AG
Primer: TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Apr 1
  • Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bristol
TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Apr 6 [Video]
  • Dept. of Computing, Imperial College London; Twitter
Geometric deep learning for functional protein design (Note: Joint CC&E/MIA Special Seminar, Monday at 9:30AM. See abstract for Zoom instructions)
Apr 8
  • TBD
Primer: TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Apr 8
  • Dept. of Physics, Boston University
TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Apr 15
NO MEETING
Apr 22
  • TBD
Primer: TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Apr 22
  • Uber AI; Pyro
TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Apr 29
  • Dept. of Mathematics, Lehman College of the City University of New York
Primer: TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
Apr 29
  • Dept. of Computer Science, Hunter College of the City University of New York
TBD (NOTE: POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
May 6
  • TBD
Primer: TBD
May 6
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
TBD
May 13
  • TBD
Primer: TBD (9-10am in the Auditorium)
May 13
  • Sabeti Lab, Broad Institute
TBD (10-11am in the Auditorium)
May 20
NO MEETING, SEE YOU NEXT SEMESTER!