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UMass Amherst Data Science Research Symposium: A Glimpse of Marketing Data Science at Wayfair

In April, I attended the Data Science Research Symposium at University of Massachusetts Amherst and gave a short talk highlighting Wayfair’s marketing data science projects. The full video and slides are below, but here’s an overview. Goals of marketing data science at Wayfair As the largest online retailer of furnishings and home decor, each year Wayfair invests hundreds of millions of dollars in different types of advertising (which we call “marketing channels”, e.g. search engines, TV, email, direct mail, social…

Pair of MU Engineering orgs claim Chancellor’s Excellence Awards

Engineering students have long known that Mizzou Engineering is home to some of the very best student organizations on campus, and the 2018 Chancellor’s Excellence Awards helped cement that fact. The Mizzou chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) claimed Most Outstanding Large Organization honors, and Mizzou Students’ Underwater Robotics Foundation (SURF) nabbed the title of Best New Organization at the Chancellor’s Excellence Awards in April. The Mizzou chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) claimed…

Novel solution to a GPS blind spot for safer and smarter driving experience in multilevel road networks

Angle Difference Method for Vehicle Navigation in Multilevel Road Networks. Credit: The University of Hong Kong Multilevel road networks such as flyovers and overpasses are built in large cities to solve traffic congestion. Rapid, accurate identification of the road level in a multilevel road network is important to make driving safer and more comfortable. Vehicle drivers relying on GPS navigation who accidentally drive onto a flyover with the intention only to proceed on the ground level will face this problem:…

Sensor stickers transform the human body into a multi-touch surface

Saarbruecken computer scientists have developed novel skin sensors that allow mobile devices to be controlled from any point on the body. Credit: Saarland University Sensors now make it possible to capture touches on the body very precisely, even from multiple fingers. Researchers have successfully tested a new prototype sensor in four different applications. “The human body offers a large surface that is easy to access, even without eye contact,” said Jürgen Steimle, a professor of computer science at Saarland University,…

Uncovering Genius: Zach Singleton on Preparing Black Male CS Students for Tech Careers

Since 2012, Oakland-based The Hidden Genius Project has been working to provide black male high school students with mentoring and training for careers in science and technology. This year, Uber partnered with The Hidden Genius Project to design a curriculum for black male college computer science students in preparation for technical careers. For Zach Singleton, the product manager for Uber’s Privacy Engineering team, the mission of The Hidden Genius Project hit close to home. Not only had one of his…

Optimizing customized steel products for manufacturers

AutoBarSizer calculated cutting plan with leftovers. Green: reusable remainder (type 2), yellow: reusable remainder (type 1), red: scrap. Credit: Fraunhofer SCAI Companies that process steel usually require customized cutting of steel bars for their products. As a result, steel traders are faced with the challenge of meeting customer-specific requirements while producing as little scrap as possible. That means they have to divide the inventory as efficiently as possible in terms of material. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and…

Luke Skywalker’s hand inspires scientists to create robotic skin

Scientists at the University of Bristol are engineering human skin on artificial robotic muscles that can stretch and bend the tissue just like in the real world. This living and moving skin equivalent represents a much more realistic model of human skin and it could have potential applications for burns patients needing skin grafts. Currently, skin models are flat and static because they are grown on a rigid plastic membrane and there is no laboratory model of moving skin. Now…

Wriggling tadpoles may hold clue to how autism develops — ScienceDaily

You could say Hollis Cline’s lab at The Scripps Research Institute is building better tadpoles. To better understand how humans learn, Cline, PhD, Hahn Professor of Neuroscience and co-chair of the Department of Neuroscience, leads experiments designed to spark learning in tadpole brains. Over the years, her lab’s work with tadpoles has shed light on neuroplasticity — how new experiences flood brain cells with proteins that fuel brain development and learning. Now the lab’s latest study, published in eLife, suggests…

Students create exoskeleton app for patient with muscular dystrophy

MSU students create exoskeleton app for patient with muscular dystrophy. Credit: MSU Zach Smith has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder marked by progressive muscle degeneration. His lack of muscle control and being in a wheelchair made him a prime candidate for a computer-controlled exoskeleton arm. Talem Technologies gave him an X-Ar exoskeleton that allows him to do many daily tasks, such as drink from a glass and turn on a light switch. Keeping everything level however, proved to be…

AI at F8 2018: Open frameworks and responsible development | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform lives, creating new digital experiences while safeguarding our existing online interactions. Balancing rapid and responsible progress requires foundational investment, as well as a strategic vision for how to build and use this evolving technology. On Day 2 of F8 — Facebook’s annual developer’s conference — we detailed the company’s approach to advancing AI through our open development frameworks and collaborative relationship with the wider AI community. Our keynote speakers, including Facebook’s Chief Technology…