It's Brent


Posted on August 04, 2008

The following is the abstract to a poster that I am an author on being presented at National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) August 6 - 9 in Washington D.C.

Neural Network Enhanced Visualization of High-Dimensional Data

Background and Objective

Large amounts of high-dimensional data not only create the need for the analysis of the data and interpretation of results, but also the need for the development of tools and methods that can handle such data. Many techniques are graphical in nature with ability to represent a small number of variables at a time. Application of information visualizations using neural network techniques enhance knowledge extraction and are targeted towards complex data and provide for a very small, if any, loss of information.


The algorithms are based on a self-organizing map (SOM) algorithm and are implemented in C/C++ programming language using OpenMP (shared memory) and MPI 2.0 (distributed memory) libraries for high-performance computing.


I am a software developer living in Shreveport, LA with my wife, daughter, and 2 dogs. Most of my time is spent developing for the web using Rails, on mobile for iOS, and sometimes for the Mac. When I'm not programming I follow the Texas Rangers through the ups and downs of all 162 games.

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