JuliaCon 2014 Opening Session Presentations

9 August 2014 | Jacob Quinn

Scientific Applications Session

Tim Holy — Image Representation and Analysis

Tim Holy is a Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Washington University in St. Louis. He’s been involved with Julia development for over 2 years. In this presentation, Tim describes how Images.jl can be used for rapid inquiry and dissection of biomedical imaging data.

Pontus Stenetorp — Natural Language Processing with Julia

Pontus Stenetorp is a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo working in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). In this talk, Pontus describes his recent experience in learning Julia and how Julia and its community have helped in his implementing a transition-based dependency parser in Julia.

Speed vs. Correctness (led by Arch Robison)

Arch Robison is a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel and is an expert in parallel programming, being the original designer of the widely used Intel Threading Building Blocks library. In this session, Arch discusses the tradeoffs between instruction-level correctness and its implications for compiler optimizations.