This month the Cloud Meetup will host a presentation by Dr. Scott Classen (Scott is a Biophysicist Research Scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab) who supports the Advanced Light Source. The meetup will cover his use of GCP for the Advanced Light Source.
Fully automated and unattended Macromolecular Crystallographic (MX) data collection relies on robust alignment of crystal samples within the X-ray beam. In this presentation Scott will outline his use of the AutoML Vision tool available from Google Cloud Platform (GCP). AutoML Vision is one of a number of AI/ML tools offered through an intuitive web-based user interface and designed for non-experts to take advantage of the immense potential of AI/ML tools. With AutoML you can train custom models for object classification and detection, which can then be deployed on GCP and accessed remotely or downloaded and deployed on local compute resources. Scott will present details of the development and deployment of his AutoML-based sample centering software at beamline 8.3.1 at the Advanced Light Source.
Everyone is welcome - this is a really inclusive group! Even when the talks seem very technical you don't have to be an expert, or already know about cloud technologies; we get together so people can learn from each other.
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About the presenters:
Scott Classen: Dr. Scott Classen is a Biophysicist Research Scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division. He works at the Advanced Light Source at two Macromolecular Crystallography beamlines (8.3.1 and 12.3.1) where he focuses on beamline control systems, data acquisition, and analysis.
1:00pm - welcome, announcements and poll
1:15pm - Presentation & Q&A on ALS use of GCP by Scott