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Engineering Extreme Event Forecasting at Uber with Recurrent Neural Networks

At Uber, event forecasting enables us to future-proof our services based on anticipated user demand. The goal is to accurately predict where, when, and how many ride requests Uber will receive at any given time. Extreme events—peak travel times such as holidays, concerts, inclement weather, and sporting events—only heighten the importance of forecasting for operations planning. Calculating demand time series forecasting during extreme events is a critical component of anomaly detection, optimal resource allocation, and budgeting. Although extreme event forecasting…

Miniaturizing America’s tallest dam

Engineers at the Utah Water Research Lab constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway. Credit: Matt Jensen/Utah State University Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory have constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway. Chief engineers Dr. Michael Johnson and Dr. Zachary Sharp worked with a team of 15 engineers and technicians to construct the working model in just 40 days. The approximately 100-foot-long, 60-foot-wide model replicates the spillway in its…

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: Car Code

  “Twenty years ago, cars had, on average, one million lines of code. The General Motors 2010 Chevrolet Volt had about 10 million lines of code — more than an F-35 fighter jet.   Today, an average car has more than 100 million lines of code. Automakers predict it won’t be long before they have 200 million.” Source link…

Every drill bit counts

A drilling spindle used in industrial manufacturing: Using smart tools for Industrie 4.0, processes can be optimized autonomously. Credit: Fraunhofer IMS Currently, factories work on a principle of “one size fits all” when it comes to replacing or regrinding tools such as drill bits, milling machines or planes after a specified period of time – whether they need it or not. Not only does this unnecessarily increase the time spent on maintenance, it is expensive, too. In the “Cute Machining”…

Is Flying Privately the Future of Air Travel?

You may think that A-listers and the incredibly wealthy are the only people who can afford to fly by private jet, but you’d be surprised to learn that these people only make up a minority of private jet flyers. You’re more likely to see successful business owners, families or groups of friends splashing out on a private jet, enjoying a more convenient and luxury travel experience than flying with a commercial airline. In this post, we’ll take a look at…

polymer science

Introduction:  Polymer Morphology Two different states or forms can be identified in which a polymer can display the mechanical or thermomechanical properties that can be associated with solids, viz., the form of a crystal or the form of a glass. It is not really the case that all polymers are able to crystallize. As a matter of fact, a high degree of molecular symmetry and microstructural regularity within the polymer chains are a prerequisite for crystallization to occur.  Even in…

Today in 1922, Illinois professor showed how movies could talk

Joseph Tykociner with the equipment he developed for sound-on-film movies at the University of Illinois in 1922. Credit: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Today in 1922, an Illinois professor showed how movies could talk. Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Joseph Tykociner had given several private demonstrations of his inventions, but on June 9, 1922, he gave his first public lecture and demonstration of his sound on film apparatus. A film of his demonstration was one of the first to successfully…

How the brain recognizes what the eye sees — ScienceDaily

If you think self-driving cars can’t get here soon enough, you’re not alone. But programming computers to recognize objects is very technically challenging, especially since scientists don’t fully understand how our own brains do it. Now, Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in a critical part of the brain, called V2, respond to natural scenes, providing a better understanding of vision processing. The work is described in Nature Communications on June 8, 2017. “Understanding how the brain recognizes visual…

Accelerating machine learning for computer vision | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Scale matters. This is the lens through which engineers from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Pinterest, Uber, and Yandex shared presentations about their approach to tackling technical challenges in large-scale storage systems and analytics at today’s Data @Scale conference in Seattle. Kicking off the conference, Facebook engineer Pieter Noordhuis shared insights from a newly released paper, “Accurate, Large Minibatch SGD: Training ImageNet in 1 Hour.” The paper demonstrates how creative infrastructure design can also contribute to more efficient deep learning at…

Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship – Square Corner Blog – Medium

Each summer we see an infusion of fresh energy in the office, which means that intern season has officially kicked off! The Bay Area increases by a few thousand students looking to work on some of the most challenging but intellectually satisfying problems in the world. Square is fortunate to welcome interns this summer from various schools around the US and Canada who will work in functions across the company, including software, mechanical and electrical engineering, product management, design, hardware,…