Bio-IT World Community Names DataCicada's Tympana as a 2023 Best of Show Award Winner
Boston, MA, May 19, 2023 - DataCicada's newest product Tympana was named a 2023 Best of Show Award winner at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. The other winners included products from Genomenon, Github, Monomer Bio and Starfish Storage.
The Best of Show Award program at Bio-IT World each year recognizes innovative product solutions to important problems facing the Life Sciences industry. The awards program is open to any Bio-IT World exhibitor with a new product updated or released in the past year and available for viewing at the event.
Tympana, a powerful web-based platform that brings Machine Learning tools to the hands of the domain experts. Tympana assists scientists in building high quality Machine Learning models for their complex data, allowing them to scale their expertise and serving as a multiplier in efforts. Designed to be user friendly, Tympana requires no programming or coding skills on the part of the user. Tympana integrates active learning, explainable AI, and generative AI to create robust models and datasets that can be exported for scientific workflows. Tympana currently has proof-of-concept use cases, in Protein Sequences, Image Object Detection and Sensor Signal detection. These use cases serve to demonstrate the capabilities of the Tympana platform. The active learning strategies utilized by Tympana have demonstrated a reduction in data volume requirements in initial experiments that will save scientists time in achieving comparable results. While it can be easy to instruct users at diverse education levels how to recognize a specific object within an image, it requires years of training to properly evaluate a sensor reading from a DNA sequencer, an X-ray, CT scan, or a particle accelerator. These domains require an inherent body of knowledge and experience that does not lend itself to annotation by the general public. Tympana enables scientists to comb through large volumes of data and teach the computer what features are important, putting scientists in the driver seat of their own analysis.
More information on the awards can be found here: https://www.bio-itworld.com/news/2023/05/19/bio-it-world-community-names-five-new-best-of-show-products
DataCicada is a women-owned small business founded to address the growing need for machine learning products and services specifically for high technology disciplines. Named after the loudest insect, DataCicada’s mission is to turn noisy data into meaningful results. For more information on DataCicada, visit www.datacicada.com
For more information on Tympana visit www.tympana.ai
Contact: Allison Yacci, CEO
Department of Energy awards Phase 1 SBIR Grant for Small Business Research and Development to DataCicada
One of 158 Grants Totaling $35 Million Nationwide to Support Scientific Innovation and Clean Energy Development
Rochester, NY, January 10, 2022 - DataCicada, LLC has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the Department of Energy, Advanced Scientific Computing Research and Biological and Environmental Research to build and test Tympana, a scientific machine learning assisted data annotation tool. Tympana will demonstrate the feasibility of scaling domain experts knowledge through data curation and model construction. Tympana’s initial use cases will focus on bioinformatics applications. It is anticipated that researchers from many scientific disciplines will use Tympana to scale their machine learning workflows and advance their research.
Machine learning is increasingly deployed to tackle complex problems across society. While machine learning is readily used for domains with high volumes of data, it has not deeply integrated into the heterogenous data sources of the traditional sciences due to the need for deep domain expertise in both machine learning and the scientific discipline. Subject matter experts who generate and understand scientific data require tools that enable them to more confidently utilize Machine Learning in their research.
Tympana will be built to be a general purpose tool for complex and diverse scientific domains such as materials science, therapeutics and clean energy. These areas are increasingly using artificial intelligence techniques for data analysis. “We are thrilled be able to work with the DOE ASCR office to develop this technology. Highly specialized scientific data carries significant value that can only be unlocked by domain experts deep within their field. Bringing tools that will improve data efficiency to researchers will allow them to accelerate their important research,” said Paul Yacci, Co-founder and CTO of DataCicada.
“Supporting small businesses will ensure we are tapping into all of America’s talent to develop clean energy technologies that will help us tackle the climate crisis,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “DOE’s investments will enable these economic engines to optimize and commercialize their breakthroughs, while developing the next generation of climate leaders and helping to build a sustainable future to benefit all Americans.”
Through the SBIR/STTR program across the federal government, small business powers the U.S. economy and generates thousands of jobs, both directly and indirectly, the DOE notes. DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards aim at transforming DOE-supported science and technology breakthroughs into viable products and services. The awards also support the development of specialized technologies and instruments that aid in scientific discovery. More information about all the projects announced by DOE today is available at the following link: https://science.osti.gov/sbir
DataCicada is a women-owned small business founded to address the growing need for machine learning products and services specifically for high technology disciplines. Named after the loudest insect, DataCicada’s mission is to turn noisy data into meaningful results. For more information on DataCicada, visit www.datacicada.com.
Contact: Allison Yacci, CEO
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