Dr Robert Sinkovits | Director Scientific Applications Group, Gordon Applications Lead
San Diego Supercomputer Center

Dr Robert Sinkovits, Director Scientific Applications Group, Gordon Applications Lead, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Robert Sinkovits is the Director of the Scientific Computing Applications Group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He earned a PhD in Physics and has been involved in the development or improvement of software spanning a wide range of domains (climate and weather, finance, astronomy, text analytics, time-series analysis), with a more recent emphasis on the life sciences (flow cytometry, cryo-electron microscopy, mass spectroscopy, immunology). Prior to his current role at SDSC, he was the primary developer of the AUTO3DEM and IHRSR++ software packages for solving the structures of icosahedral and helical particles, respectively. He is the co-PI for the NSF Comet supercomputer award and the co-lead of the Human Vaccines Project’s Bioinformatics Hub.

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Agenda Day 1 @ 4:45

The application of machine learning methods to accelerate the development of vaccines and immunotherapies

  • Brief introduction to key machine learning techniques
  • Examples of where these techniques have already been applied in the development of vaccines.
  • The application of machine learning methods to the initial results of the HVP’s first clinical trial
  • Future outlook and scope of how this technology can help advance the field of vaccines and immunotherapy

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