Delaware Chapter, ASA

Dinner Meeting: January 2007

Notice: Our meetings are located at the Blue and Gold Club Tavern on the University of Delaware campus.

Speaker: Dr. Eugene Davis
Associate Research Statistician
DuPont Qualicon
Title: Automating Biology: Unsupervised Transformation of Biological Data into Actionable Information


I've heard it said that Pasteur would still feel quite at home in a biology lab today over a century later. Our company, DuPont Qualicon, has been working to change that fact. The science remains the same, but we have commercialized several instruments that have automated the decision making, particularly for biologists in the food safety industry. I will briefly mention the salient features of signal processing in the microbial detection and identification arena and describe some of our products. I will then focus on one of our instruments, the Riboprinter Microbial Characterization System. I will describe the algorithms developed to automate the signal-processing and I will talk about the practical issues facing any prospective statistician, mathematician, or system-engineer who might some day face the joy of algorithm development.


Eugene R. Davis is President of the Delaware Chapter of the ASA and is Associate Research Statistician with DuPont Qualicon where he applies statistical and mathematical techniques to improving food safety. He received his statistical and mathematical training at Carnegie-Mellon University and Colorado State University. He also holds a MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a MBA from the University of Delaware.

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2007

Social hour -- 6:00 pm
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm

Blue and Gold Club Tavern
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Entree: Buffet
Cost: $25 for members, $15 for students



Bruce Stanley by Wednesday, January 17, 2007.
Phone: 302-366-5910
Email: Bruce Stanley.

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2006 was a very successful year --

2006 Program Review.

and the program of meetings for Spring 2007 promises to continue that success --

Spring 2007 Meetings.

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