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DAAP grad puts ‘design doing’ into action with new sports lighting system

DAAP grad Barry Hutzel helped design Qualite’s GameChanger, a unique new modular sports lighting system. Credit: Craig Van Der Lende On May 24, 1935, Cincinnati’s Crosley Field illuminated for professional baseball’s first night game. University of Cincinnati alum Earl Payne, Eng. ’26, helped design that revolutionary lighting system—along with the original lighting layout for UC’s Nippert Stadium. More than 80 years later, another UC grad is helping to change the sports lighting game. Barry Hutzel graduated from UC’s College…

Research demonstrates ability to gather and share data without internet during natural disasters

Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology Storms like Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters bring with them lots of uncertainty – where will they go, how much damage will they cause. But, what is certain is that no matter where they strike, natural disasters knock out power. And, no power means no internet for thousands of people in affected areas. However, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are proposing a new way of gathering and sharing information during natural…

Meet Michelangelo: Uber’s Machine Learning Platform

Uber Engineering is committed to developing technologies that create seamless, impactful experiences for our customers. We are increasingly investing in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to fulfill this vision. At Uber, our contribution to this space is Michelangelo, an internal ML-as-a-service platform that democratizes machine learning and makes scaling AI to meet the needs of business as easy as requesting a ride. Michelangelo enables internal teams to seamlessly build, deploy, and operate machine learning solutions at Uber’s scale.…

An Update on the REACH Program

Co-authors: Shalini Agarwal, Joel Young, Ali Mohamed, and Yi Shen   Earlier this year, we kicked off our inaugural REACH program, which brings in software engineers from non-traditional tech backgrounds to apprentice at LinkedIn for six months. Our goal is to provide an entryway into a full-fledged engineering job for talented people that might otherwise be overlooked. The recruiting funnel at LinkedIn and other similar companies often overlooks these individuals because they don’t have the right schools, degrees, or prior…

Creating Video Sharing on LinkedIn: How the Engineering Team Perfected Cross-office, Cross-time zone Collaboration

Once the engineering leads came to a shared understanding of how the individual systems would need to interact with one another, the teams developed, prioritized, and scoped their own roadmap for the features and systems for which they were responsible. This first step in planning allowed smaller groups of the right stakeholders to come together as needed to work out some of the more complex integration points. For example, developing multi-part upload functionality to make uploads faster and more resilient…

Magnetic Positioning Technology – How It Works

Indoor Positioning System (IPS) is a way to finding individuals or objects of interest inside a building utilizing radio signs, geomagnetic fields, inertial sensor information, barometric weight, camera information or other tangible data gathered by a cell phone gadget or tablet. Indoor positioning is playing a vital role in introducing the workplaces of the future and high-end connectivity and interactive work environment. They are utilized to distinguish and track a position. Simply consider, it works like a GPS, however for…

Steering oceans of content to the world | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

A version of this post was originally published at research.fb.com. The Facebook network is an integral part of Facebook’s infrastructure. Every day, people and communities rely on Facebook’s global network and infrastructure to share information, ranging from photos and videos to messages and News Feed, and expanding to more interactive and rich 360 and VR applications. Facebook has built out a global network of points of presence (PoPs), each connected to tens or hundreds of networks. In order to support…

Scaling Contextual Conversation Suggestions Over LinkedIn’s Graph

We want to find all the paths of maximum length 3 from a starting node (a viewing member) to a destination node (company), and rank them based on the edges’ weights. Note that we only recommend the first degree connections. The first degree connection can be: Directly connected to company: currently or previously working at the company Indirectly connected to company: connected to a person who is directly connected to the company. Since we only recommend first degree connections to…

Abraham’s journey leads her to NSBE leadership

Mizzou senior civil engineering major Walta Abraham will serve as chair of the National Society of Black Engineers’ Region V Regional Leadership Conference, hosted at the University of Missouri. Photo by Amy Parris. A nudge from her adviser and a great experience in an introductory engineering course kickstarted Walta Abraham’s Mizzou Engineering journey. Those early steps led her all the way to this weekend, when she’ll serve as chair of the National Society of Black Engineers’ Region V Regional Leadership…

How acoustics can be an early warning system for bridges

Credit: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jinying Zhu’s emerging technology is on the ball, off the chain and poised to make bridges safe by sound. The civil engineer has designed and refined an acoustic approach to detecting defects in concrete bridge decks. Her system represents a much faster, more accurate alternative to a conventional method of identifying delamination, a gradual separation of concrete layers that can subtly compromise the structural integrity of a bridge. “When we find this delamination, we…