Jeremy Freeman

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Apache Spark is a popular open-source platform for large-scale data processing that is well-suited for iterative machine learning tasks. In this paper we present MLlib, Spark’s open-source distributed machine learning library. MLlib provides efficient functionality for a wide range of learning settings and includes several underlying statistical,(More)
In thyroid, the diagnosis of papillary carcinoma (PC) is based on nuclear features; however, identification of these features is inconsistent and controversial. Proposed markers of PC include HBME-1, specific cytokeratins (CK) such as CK19, and ret, the latter reflecting a ret/PTC rearrangement. We applied immunohistochemical stains to determine the(More)
Epileptic encephalopathies are a devastating group of epilepsies with poor prognosis, of which the majority are of unknown etiology. We perform targeted massively parallel resequencing of 19 known and 46 candidate genes for epileptic encephalopathy in 500 affected individuals (cases) to identify new genes involved and to investigate the phenotypic spectrum(More)
OBJECTIVE Rare copy number variants (CNVs)--deletions and duplications--have recently been established as important risk factors for both generalized and focal epilepsies. A systematic assessment of the role of CNVs in epileptic encephalopathies, the most devastating and often etiologically obscure group of epilepsies, has not been performed. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE To better understand the epileptogenesis of symptomatic generalized epilepsy in patients with hypothalamic hamartoma and intractable epilepsy, many of whom experience remission of generalized seizures and slow spike-wave discharges following surgery. METHODS The authors documented the evolution of symptomatic generalized epilepsy in 12 of 20(More)
A variety of surgical treatments for intractable epilepsy with hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) are described, although most are derived from limited patient experience gathered from several centres. We describe the results of transcallosal resection of HH in 29 consecutive patients undergoing surgery at one centre. Twenty-nine patients aged 4-23 years (mean 10(More)
Hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) is a congenital malformation of the hypothalamus that may be asymptomatic or manifest with precocious puberty or seizures. Gelastic seizures often begin early in life, even in the newborn period, being manifest by frequent attacks of inappropriate laughter resulting from seizure activity in the HH. The scalp electroencephalogram(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Reports of MR imaging in hypothalamic hamartomas associated with epilepsy are few, and the number of patients studied is small. We aimed to detail the relationship of hypothalamic hamartomas to surrounding structures, to determine the frequency and nature of associated abnormalities, and to gain insight into mechanisms of(More)
AIM Calcification within the thyroid gland may occur in both benign and malignant thyroid disease, and its detection on ultrasonography is frequently dismissed by many clinicians as an incidental finding of little significance. As a tertiary referral center, most of our thyroid patients will have had thyroid ultrasonography before being referred to us, and(More)
Rearrangements involving the RET protooncogene have been implicated in the development of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PC). Transgenic mice, expressing thyroid-targeted RET/PTC-1, develop PC; but the clinical significance of this oncogene remains uncertain. We examined the expression of RET/PTC-1, -2, and -3 in human thyroid microcarcinomas and clinically(More)