“Community Data Resources for Structural Biology”
Helen M. Berman (bio)
Helen Berman is a Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Emerita of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. Currently, she Is a Research Professor at the University of Southern California. Her research has focused on the structural biology of nucleic acids, protein-nucleic acid interactions, and collagen. She helped co found the Protein Data Bank (PDB) in 1971 and was the Director of the RCSB PDB from 1998-2014. She has been active in developing and maintaining other community resources including the Nucleic Acid Database and the Electron Microscopy Data Resource. In addition to her research and the creation of data resources, she is working on ways to use the digital arts to communicate about the importance of structural biology in medicine and health. Helen received her A.B. in Chemistry from Barnard College and her Ph.D. in crystallography at University of Pittsburgh.
“AI and Machine Learning from Back of the Napkin Sketch to Rovers on Mars”
Chris Mattmann (bio)
Chris is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL). As Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, his work has helped the world explore space, and helped journalists and governments track international financial crime amongst the world’s elite across the globe.
He is best known for a 20-year career inventing the most downloaded software on the planet creating technology that powers all the data systems in the industry. Tika, the “digital babel fish” is the key technology that solved the Panama Papers and won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 2017.
“Preserving and Accessing Valuable Digital Data: Insights from the Motion Picture Industry”
Andy Maltz (bio)
Media Technologist/Executive/Co-author, The Digital Dilemma: Strategic Issues in Archiving and Accessing Digital Motion Picture Materials.