6:30 - 7:00 Pizza and Networking
7:00 - 7:05 Announcements
7:05 - 7:15 Lightning Talk Aurobindo Tripathy
7:20 - 8:00 Laurent Gautier
8:00 - 8:40 Gabriel Becker
Lightning Talk (Aurobindo Tripathy)
Skin Detection using Random Forest decision trees
R Python Bridge rpy2 (Laurent Gautier)
R has gained a well-deserved notoriety for statistics, data analysis, and visualization: data experts use it. A lot. The code written for a given data analysis can sometimes become the starting point of an application as colleagues and collaborators express the wish to have an easy way to run the code on their own, perform the task on new data, and tweak parameters. The Python-R bridge "rpy2" can be usedin those situations, with Python the glue language to develop applications while the R parts are kept as the statistics and data analysis engine. After presenting briefly the integration between the two languages, I will demonstrate how a web application can be developed around an existing R script.
Bio: Laurent Gautier I was trained as an engineer in France and I started using R over a decade ago. I have worked mostly on biology and health-related data,which provided me with the opportunity to be an original core member in the Bioconductor team during my PhD, and I have crossed repeatedly the barrier between industry and academia. I am currently serving as Senior Researcher and Head of Core Facility at the Technical University of Denmark.
The RBrowserPlugin Project (Gabriel Becker)
richer interaction. We will showcase these functionalities, discuss the details of our communication model, explore possible uses, and contrast RBrowserPlugin with other R based Web technologies.
Bio: Gabriel Becker
Gabriel Becker received a double Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Statistics from California Polytechnic State University in 2008. Currently he is a PhD Candidate in Statistics at the University of California, Davis under advisor Duncan Temple Lang. Additionally, for the past 2 years, he has worked on R related projects as a contractor for Robert Gentleman's research group within Genentech Research and Early Development's Bioinformatics and Computational Biology department. He is the author of the SearchTrees package for fast neighbor and rectangular query look-up in 2-dimensional space, as well as (with Duncan Temple Lang) the RBrowserPlugin framework for leveraging R as a scripting language within Web Pages.