My research group is kick starting a new project, called AzureBrain to do computational analysis of large brain imaging and genetics population-wise data. One of the goals of the project is to harness the power of grid computing to do statistical learning on fMRI data, finding features in an individuals brain images that can be [...]
Archive for January, 2011
We have finally been able to settle on final dates and venue for EuroSciPy 2011, the 4th European meeting on Python in Science.
The conference will be held from Thursday August 25th, to Sunday August 28th. The ENS will be hosting the conference once again, right in the center of Paris.
The French basic research landscape is dominated by a few nationwide institute, similar to the NIST or the NIH in the US. The largest of these is the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientific). Getting a tenured job in one of those institutes enables someone to focus on basic research rather than teaching or [...]
The academic community seems to judge the validity and significance of any contribution by the number of papers published and the number of citations they get. To find funding, to get credit, you have to publish or perish. However, the natural output of software development tends not to be an article (people who confuse articles [...]