Evaluating model performance without evaluation data - September 10, 2016
Given as an invited talk at the startup.ml conference in San Francisco. I also presented a poster based on the material in this talk at the Women in Machine Learning Workshop in Barcelona on December 5, 2016.
Fighting fraud with machine learning - August 23, 2016
Presented at Stitch Fix's Multithreaded speaker series meetup. I also gave a slightly shorter version of this talk on June 15, 2016 at Stripe's machine learning open house, and presented it in poster form at JSM on July 31, 2016.
High-resolution gene expression analysis - February 17, 2015.
My PhD thesis defense talk
Case studies in genomic data science: RNA-seq analysis beyond gene counting - December 15, 2014 [job talk].
The seminar I gave when I interviewed for a tenure-track position in a biostatistics department.
Intro to object-oriented programming - December 4, 2014.
A super informal introduction to OOP that I gave to the JHU biostat graduate student computing club. This covers the very rough basics of S4 classes and a tiny bit of Python.
Tackling big questions with gene expression data - October 23, 2014 [job talk].
I gave this talk at a job interview for an industry data scientist position. It covers my genomics research from a data science perspective: it assumes very little prior biology knowledge and focuses on how my grad school work involved processing and analyzing rich data sets.
Engineering annotation-agnostic tools for differential expression analysis - September 7, 2014.
I spoke at a workshop at the European Conference on Computational Biology in Strasbourg, France, and again at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. This was a specialized talk covering tools we've built to do differential expression analysis without relying on existing gene/exon/isoform annotation.
Adventures in computational biology - July 17, 2014.
I gave this talk to a great group of high school students participating in a summer program in bioinformatics through the Johns Hopkins department of biology.
I've given several talks besides these, and I'm generally happy to share my slides! Get in touch if you'd like a slide deck of mine that I haven't put online.