The Introductions Thread!

Hi, I’m Pat Walters and I’ve been working in computational drug discovery for more than 20 years and with machine learning for even longer. I occasionally write papers and I also write a blog called “Practical Cheminformatics” which frequently contains some (hopefully) useful code. All of the code from the blog, and a bit more, can be found on GitHub. In collaboration with Vijay, Bart, and Peter, I co-wrote a book called “Deep Learning for the Life Sciences”, which provides an introduction (with code) to the use of deep learning in a variety of life science topics.

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Hi,

I am amith ranga. In my current role i am trying to drug a histone acetyl transferase. I did some HTVS and got a few hits. now i am trying to set myself up for using deepchem.

thanks for having me,
amith ranga

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Hello everyone!

My name is Francis.
I do not have a STEM formal education (I am a linguist), but I am studying and practicing machine learning as a hobbyst for some time, and chemistry is another passion of mine.

My goal is to prove (at least to myself) how far can a person without formal scientific higher education can go, and to what extent he can contribute to the scientific world.

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Hi! My name is Taran Singhania. I’m a sophomore at PES University, Bangalore. I came across DeepChem while browsing through the GSoC projects and well, the idea behind it and the projects interested me a lot. Looking forward to contributing and learning from everyone here!

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Hi everyone,

I’m Nathan Frey. I’m a PhD candidate in Materials Science at the University of Pennsylvania. I’m also a visiting researcher with the Materials Project at Berkeley Lab, where I do some development on materials science codes like pymatgen and atomate. I’m interested in expanding DeepChem’s materials science functionality and then getting more involved in cheminformatics and drug discovery.

Feel free to get in touch with me via email or twitter!

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Hello everyone - Aniruddha Seal here. I am a chem undergrad at NISER Bhubaneswar. I like to learn and tinker with software and occasionally write code (in Python and C) during my leisure hours. I’m also a visiting researcher with the Membrane Biophysics Lab at IISc Bangalore, where I do some methodology development. I’m interested in working with DeepChem’s Open Source Medicine Development project.

Looking forward to contributing and learning from here!

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Hello All, I’m Akhila. I’m a recent PhD graduate from French National Institute for Health and Medicine in Bioinformatics. I worked on Antibody Variable domain structure and sequences during my PhD. I’m currently on a post-doc hunt. I’m here to learn add AI methods to my skill set primarily. I’m also a big fan of community learning, teaching and herd intelligence aimed at understanding and arresting disease mechanisms. I previously participated in the IBM Dream Challenge of understanding Artemisinin drug resistance in Malaria (although my model did not fare well) I enjoyed the whole experience. Since then I’m in pursuit of such online collaborative platforms.

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Hi everyone, I’m Shakthi Visagan. I’m a recent UCLA bioengineering graduate. I worked on creating a Python framework to analyze heterogeneity in heritable phenotypes in cell lineage trees using hidden Markov models for my undergraduate senior capstone. I also helped build surrogate models for ultrasound simulations during my time at UCLA. I’m currently in the limbo that exists between undergraduate and graduate school and am hoping to broaden my skillset. I’m interested in learning more about deep learning and creating open-source machine learning software that many users of all backgrounds can use. I’m looking forward to making some contributions and learning a lot : ).

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Hi everyone! Ameya Bhamare here.

I’m a CS undergrad at PES University, Bangalore. Currently an Intern at Grofers in the Analytics team.

I’m a Deep Learning enthusiast and like doing projects in my leisure time. I have recently taken up a research project on Drug Research which is how I came across DeepChem among other libraries like RDKit and StellarGraph.

I found it to be extremely useful and have learnt a lot in a short span of time. Looking forward to contributing to this interesting project on the way. Cheers!

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Hello!
I am Fábio. I have started my PhD a few months ago in a project with the goal of developing new data sets and new ML methods for protein-drug affinity prediction.
I have just discovered DeepChem and I look forward to explore it!

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Hi!
I am Adam from Las Vegas, Nevada. I do not yet have a formal technical background, but I have been studying deep learning for the past several months, and wish to explore its applications to biology.

I worked through and am revisiting you guys’ delightful book (Deep Learning for the Life Sciences) and am now studying the DeepChem tutorials and doing little projects. Love it so far; hope I can contribute in the months to come!

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Hi!
I am Gergo, a PhD student from KAUST. I am a chemical and pharmaceutical engineer and I studied computer science as well for a short time. I would like to implement machine learning and neural networks into my research.
Deepchem’s vision to improve the quality of our life via better drug design was a huge motivation to start working with it.

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Hi,
I am Milosz, a research scientist at Sygnature Discovery. A synthetic chemist with strong passion for programing that lead to switching from wet chemistry to excessive typing.

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Hey there folks, my name is Jermaine Allgood and I’m a data scientist specializing in AI, deep/machine learning based in the Seattle, WA area. I am very interested in life sciences and using the DeepChem library for molecular analysis. I am going through your book and really enjoying going through the exercises, Bharath!

Glad to be joining the group, learning and sharing knowledge!

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Hi everyone. My name is Sanjiv Parthasarathy. I am currently a high school senior in Allentown, PA. I was originally introduced to AI and ML when collaborating with a professor at Lehigh University on a research project. I am very interested in this project and hope to become much more well versed in the topics that it addresses.

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Hello FM20,
Would love to know how’s it going mate?

Appreciate your idea of diving into STEM and I wish you good luck

Hi :wave:,
I’m a senior high school student from New Delhi, India and I want to pursue deep learning in my higher education. I spent the last 2 years studying Machine Learning having completed multiple specialisations from deeplearning.ai Google, IBM, Imperial College London and many other courses (ALL CERTIFICATES ON MY WEBSITE). Before that, I’ve worked as a Front End Developer in a leading educational startup. I’ve also worked a lot with IoT and Robotics having won multiple hackathon’s and representing my projects in the National Science Fair consecutively for 2 years. Two of my projects on Fake News Classification and Regressional Analysis of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis are currently being mentored by Intel under the AI4Youth program. I’ve been through the deeplearning.ai AI For Medicine specialisation and also been through some other courses/projects on Genomics/Prognosis/Diagnosis. I’ve worked a lot with JAX based ecosystems having multiple contributions to google/Trax and Flax. I saw the jaxchem repo on Github and was curious. The codebase looks great but it has been quite dormant lately, would love to contribute to the repository if the project is still active.

I hope to pursue my Bachelors ( Hopefully with integrated masters ) from the United Kingdom. I’ve applied and already gotten an offer from the University of Birmingham, hoping to get into University of Edinburgh as well (Fingers Crossed :crossed_fingers: )

I’m currently working on Attention and Self-Supervised Representation Learning. Currently working on BioBERT and the ML Reproducibility Challenge.

Here, are my socials if you want to connect : Twitter, Website

I initially came to know about Deepchem after I saw the Gradient Descent podcast by Weights and Biases.

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Hello all. My name is Prabin Nepal and I am a machine learning engineer working on Computer Vision at a startup based in Nepal. I am interested in AI for health care (more interested in medical imaging).
I am glad to join the group. Hope to learn more from you all folks here!

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Hello to all. I am Omer. I just graduated from industrial engineering. I am working on artificial intelligence in the field of health. I love being a multidisciplinary person, interested in physics, evolution, biology, philosophy, psychology and machine learning, and write blog posts.

Glad to be joining the group!

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Hello all,
I am Trang. Currently I am working as an analyst, developing analytical models using FEM, Materials and Data Science that apply to manufacturing processes for metals, alloys.

It’s great to know DeepChem and joining the group.

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