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Science on Tap with Nga Thi Thuy Nguyen-Fotiadis

Dec 14, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Nga Thi Thuy Nguyen-Fotiadis
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Nga Thi Thuy Nguyen-Fotiadis

Event Description

Which is more powerful, the Trinity supercomputer or a human brain? How is a computer’s neural network different from a human’s?

And what, if anything, does that have to do with the shows Netflix recommended for you last night? Los Alamos National Laboratory staff scientist Nga Thi Thuy Nguyen-Fotiadis hosts the virtual talk “Deep focus: Techniques for image recognition in machine learning,” the latest edition of Science on Tap. Register here.

Nga is an expert in machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence allowing computer systems to learn from experience without being explicitly programmed. A member of the Information Sciences Group in the Computer, Computational and Statistical Sciences Division, she applies her expertise in deep learning and sparse coding to solve complex problems. She holds a PhD in condensed matter physics and worked in the field of quantum physics at University of Antwerp, University of Maryland–College Park, and University of Wisconsin–Madison.

The lecture series is a joint project between the Lab’s Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District.