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Category: Telecommunications Engineering

A new low-latency congestion control for cellular networks — ScienceDaily

Heavy traffic on narrow roads could be one of the leading causes of traffic congestion and this applies to communication networks, as well. If more data is collected than the allowed data capacity, communication latency appears. This has a devastating effect on the 5G-based internet services, such as self-driving cars, autonomous robots, and remote surgery. A research team, led by Professor Kyunghan Lee in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNIST has proposed a novel technique that can…

My Ten-Character Win – Engineering Blog

Last year, Wealthfront changed the way we do business in a huge way. In order to better serve our clients by taking on more brokerage responsibilities ourselves, we transitioned from being a fully-disclosed brokerage to an omnibus brokerage. In addition to paving the way for new functionality such as our Portfolio Line of Credit, our clients have enjoyed more subtle improvements such as: deposits invested more quickly, account transfers processed more quickly and more visibly, and simpler monthly statements. For…

New environmental sensing and monitoring system tested and evaluated

Daniel McLaughlin, left, and Matthew Fisher discuss the 1 kilometer distance for communication between the environmental sensing system’s node network and gateway. Credit: Virginia Tech On the edge of Virginia Tech’s campus, on a stretch of farmland that few students ever visit, small boxes are whirling through the season’s change to winter, collecting and transmitting data that will make it easier for scientists to monitor and collect data across landscapes. This field test of an environmental sensing system is one…

‘Nowcasting’ technique enables highly accurate local flu surveillance — ScienceDaily

Influenza is highly contagious and easily spreads as people move about and travel, making tracking and forecasting flu activity a challenge. While the CDC continuously monitors patient visits for flu-like illness in the U.S., this information can lag up to two weeks behind real time. A new study, led by the Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital, combines two forecasting methods with machine learning (artificial intelligence) to estimate local flu activity. Results are published today in Nature…

Curricular changes show success by fourth year — ScienceDaily

In a four-year study, a group of science faculty finds that student buy-in to a new curriculum, and therefore satisfaction, increases with each successive undergraduate cohort — and learning gains did not suffer. The researchers say the results of their longitudinal study should help encourage college faculty and administration to create, adapt, and support innovative courses for their students. Over the past few decades, biologists have learned that the most effective ways of teaching biology are to move away from…

Researcher creates ‘minimal chair’ that can ship flat, take seconds to assemble with no tools

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Purdue University researcher has designed what he calls a “minimal chair” that can be shipped in a thin flat box, taking only seconds to assemble without tools, as part of an effort to create furniture design processes that could significantly change lean manufacturing across the world. Tong Kim, an associate professor of industrial design in Purdue’s College of Liberal Arts, says his chair reduces waste and is easy to ship. A video demonstration of the…

Courier: Dropbox migration to gRPC

Dropbox runs hundreds of services, written in different languages, which exchange millions of requests per second. At the core of our Service Oriented Architecture is Courier, our gRPC-based Remote Procedure Call (RPC) framework. While developing Courier, we learned a lot about extending gRPC, optimizing performance for scale, and providing a bridge from our legacy RPC system. Note: this post shows code generation examples in Python and Go. We also support Rust and Java. The road to gRPC Courier is not…

Why Diversity Is Important to Etsy

We recently published our company’s Guiding Principles. These are five common guideposts that apply to all organizations and departments within Etsy. We spent a great deal of time discussing, brainstorming, and editing these. By one estimate, over 30% of the company had some input at some phase of the process. This was a lot of effort by a lot of people but this was important work. These principles need to not only reflect how we currently act but at the…

Researchers find a novel intervention that keeps tumors from enlisting myeloid cells to help them grow and spread — ScienceDaily

Cancerous tumors trick myeloid cells, an important part of the immune system, into perceiving them as a damaged part of the body; the tumors actually put myeloid cells to work helping them grow and metastasize (spread). A research team co-led by scientists at Rush University Medical Center have discovered a potential therapy that can disrupt this recruitment and abnormal function of myeloid cells in laboratory mice. The findings of their latest study were published on Dec. 19 in Nature Communications.…

From Self-Driving Cars to Optimizing Claims Efficiency: My Unconventional Journey to Insurance Engineering

By Lili Kan In this article, engineering manager Lili Kan discusses her decision to transition from Uber ATG to our Insurance Engineering team, a decision that may look unconventional on paper but turned out to be one of her most gratifying career moves. Career exploration takes many forms. It’s not always a clear path, nor does it always lead you to where you expect to end up. From day one, however, one thing was sure: I wanted to be an…