Azure Machine Learning (Azure-ML) is the cloud based machine learning service from Microsoft.
John Pelak, now of Microsoft, will show us how it works.
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John has over 25 years of experience in the software industry building products and solutions. Most recently, he led the Devices and Mobility team for 5 years at a Boston-based boutique development shop, BlueMetal, where they built high-end user experiences for Windows, iOS, and Android across the spectrum of technologies, devices, and form factors. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at Microsoft in various technical roles, 2 years at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a software architect, and 5 years at AT&T as a software engineer.
John has pursued academic study of data science and biotechnology. He's nearing completion of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Specialization on Coursera, and have also completed courses on Biological Sequence Analysis, Machine Learning, Human Physiology, and Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function. Tools like AzureML Studio and the Cortana Analytics Suite will accelerate discovery, and could be part of understanding and eventually curing a wide range of debilitating diseases and conditions.
In his spare time, John enjoys listening to and playing music, and can be enticed to run in road races or various outdoor activities (biking, skiing, etc.) He lives with his wife, his 2 sons, and mother-in-law out in Harvard, MA, and will be enjoying the train rides into and out of Kendall Square daily.