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2021 Launch Projects! Team Corgo (Dongbin Bai, Guanting Li, Michael Cross, Yeon Hee Rho) developed a system geared towards providing a data-driven approach to drive greener, more efficient airport and airline operation. One contributor of excess pollution is Auxiliary Power Units, which provide power to parked cargo and passenger planes, are unnecessarily left on after the plan is connected to ground power. The team created an IoT device and data dashboard that can detect, monitor, and quantify APU usage in airport cargo areas using microphones and machine learning. APU use data is a critical input to drive the development of effective interventions and policies to reduce the carbon footprint of airline services. ⁠
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#machinelearning #UWMSTI #UW #DesignBuildLaunch #APU

2021 Launch Projects! Team Corgo (Dongbin Bai, Guanting Li, Michael Cross, Yeon Hee Rho) developed a system geared towards providing a data-driven approach to drive greener, more efficient airport and airline operation. One contributor of excess pollution is Auxiliary Power Units, which provide power to parked cargo and passenger planes, are unnecessarily left on after the plan is connected to ground power. The team created an IoT device and data dashboard that can detect, monitor, and quantify APU usage in airport cargo areas using microphones and machine learning. APU use data is a critical input to drive the development of effective interventions and policies to reduce the carbon footprint of airline services. ⁠

#machinelearning #UWMSTI #UW #DesignBuildLaunch #APU
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2021 Launch Projects! In partnership with @fetchrobotics and @kinovarobotics, the team created a robotic retrieval system for stockrooms. This system is a proof-of-concept integrating a mobile robot and manipulator arms to work together on tasks to extend the throughput of equipment or supplies. The system can be extended to additional use cases such as library book stocking, food tray assembly, and delivery in assisted living facilities. Congrats to Annan Li, Daniel Azúa, James Muir, Sulaiman Al Akbari, and Yifei Fang.
#UWMSTI #MSTI #DesignBuildLaunch @uofwa

2021 Launch Projects! In partnership with @fetchrobotics and @kinovarobotics, the team created a robotic retrieval system for stockrooms. This system is a proof-of-concept integrating a mobile robot and manipulator arms to work together on tasks to extend the throughput of equipment or supplies. The system can be extended to additional use cases such as library book stocking, food tray assembly, and delivery in assisted living facilities. Congrats to Annan Li, Daniel Azúa, James Muir, Sulaiman Al Akbari, and Yifei Fang.
#UWMSTI #MSTI #DesignBuildLaunch @uofwa
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👉2021 Launch Projects! The model monitoring team worked with the @microsoft Azure team to develop cloud-based tools that can help machine learning engineers improve both the performance and energy consumption of their ML models. They created a dashboard to detect and visualize when models degrade, and it can alert users to retrain their models, helping to prevent not only unnecessary cost, but other significant implications resulting from incorrect predictions.
#UWMSTI #MSTI #DesignBuildLaunch @uofwa #azure #microsoftazure
#ml #machinelearning

👉2021 Launch Projects! The model monitoring team worked with the @microsoft Azure team to develop cloud-based tools that can help machine learning engineers improve both the performance and energy consumption of their ML models. They created a dashboard to detect and visualize when models degrade, and it can alert users to retrain their models, helping to prevent not only unnecessary cost, but other significant implications resulting from incorrect predictions.
#UWMSTI #MSTI #DesignBuildLaunch @uofwa #azure #microsoftazure
#ml #machinelearning
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Congratulations to the top 11 teams selected to advance to the finals of the 2022 GIX Innovation Competition. The 11 selected teams represent 6 countries, and will compete in the finals on February 16 for $15,000 in cash and prizes. 1st place will receive $7,000 and each member will receive an Oculus Quest 2, 2nd place will receive $5,000, and 3rd place will receive $3,000.

👉Teams advancing to the finals are:

Team MindMine

Team Dengue Dengue

Team Vertical

Team Circuit Visionaries

Team SoftwAIR

Team Fuchsia Band

Team Night Knights

Team Ultropia

Team Cascade

Team Signal Technologies

Team Osto-mate

 👉Participants, check your email for action items, and thank you to all of our fantastic entrants!

Thank you to our generous sponsors at @meta and Mitsubishi Corporation for supporting technological innovation in the home.

Pictured: Ross Todrzak, MSTI Class of 2021.

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Congratulations to the top 11 teams selected to advance to the finals of the 2022 GIX Innovation Competition. The 11 selected teams represent 6 countries, and will compete in the finals on February 16 for $15,000 in cash and prizes. 1st place will receive $7,000 and each member will receive an Oculus Quest 2, 2nd place will receive $5,000, and 3rd place will receive $3,000.

👉Teams advancing to the finals are:

Team MindMine

Team Dengue Dengue

Team Vertical

Team Circuit Visionaries

Team SoftwAIR

Team Fuchsia Band

Team Night Knights

Team Ultropia

Team Cascade

Team Signal Technologies

Team Osto-mate

 👉Participants, check your email for action items, and thank you to all of our fantastic entrants!

Thank you to our generous sponsors at @meta and Mitsubishi Corporation for supporting technological innovation in the home.

Pictured: Ross Todrzak, MSTI Class of 2021.

#InnovationCompetition #GIXInnovationCompetition
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Say hello to our Technical Programs Advisor and Assistant Teaching Professor (Electrical and Computer Engineering)–Dr. John Raiti! Early in his career, John designed, implemented, and conducted novel projects in collaboration with astronauts at NASA Johnson Space Center to explore human-robot interaction for applications on-board the International Space Station. Some of his robotics research for the physically disabled was included in the TED talk “Meet the robots for humanity.” Before joining our MSTI program, Prof. Raiti worked at Applied Dexterity, a spinout of the BioRobotics lab at UW. ⁠
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Say hello to our Technical Programs Advisor and Assistant Teaching Professor (Electrical and Computer Engineering)–Dr. John Raiti! Early in his career, John designed, implemented, and conducted novel projects in collaboration with astronauts at NASA Johnson Space Center to explore human-robot interaction for applications on-board the International Space Station. Some of his robotics research for the physically disabled was included in the TED talk “Meet the robots for humanity.” Before joining our MSTI program, Prof. Raiti worked at Applied Dexterity, a spinout of the BioRobotics lab at UW. ⁠
#DesignBuildLaunch #UWMSTI #MSTI
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Meet Linda Wagner–Director of Academic Programs for our MSTI program. Linda has over 20 years of experience in user research and design. Before joining the UW, she was a user research manager at Microsoft, where she managed worldwide research for the hardware group and worked as a consultant to a variety of Fortune 500 companies. While at the UW, she contributed her knowledge and experience to develop the HCDE and MSTI programs and empowered her students with the skills to succeed in their own careers. ⁠
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Meet Linda Wagner–Director of Academic Programs for our MSTI program. Linda has over 20 years of experience in user research and design. Before joining the UW, she was a user research manager at Microsoft, where she managed worldwide research for the hardware group and worked as a consultant to a variety of Fortune 500 companies. While at the UW, she contributed her knowledge and experience to develop the HCDE and MSTI programs and empowered her students with the skills to succeed in their own careers. ⁠

#DesignBuildLaunch #UWMSTI #MSTI
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Students devote the last six months of the MSTI program to their Launch Project, which involves going in-depth on an industry, faculty, or self-sponsored problem space. AR-Tho is a launch project developed by students in the class of ’21–Ross, Shannon, Wesley, and Yue. They built this augmented reality (AR) surgical training platform to provide orthopedic residents more repeatable, immersive, and low patient risk practice opportunities. “AR-Tho visualizes different layers of the skin, bones, and veins for the trainers to translate book knowledge to real-life practice,” said Ross, “Transitioning 2D to 3D spatial awareness is what only AR can do. Even though the technology is hard to learn, we have faith it will pay off.” ⁠
Tap the link in our bio to read more about the AR-Tho team’s journey. ⁠
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#MadeAtGIX #DesignBuildLaunch #UWMSTI #MSTI #AR #HoloLens #orthopedics #microsofthololens

Students devote the last six months of the MSTI program to their Launch Project, which involves going in-depth on an industry, faculty, or self-sponsored problem space. AR-Tho is a launch project developed by students in the class of ’21–Ross, Shannon, Wesley, and Yue. They built this augmented reality (AR) surgical training platform to provide orthopedic residents more repeatable, immersive, and low patient risk practice opportunities. “AR-Tho visualizes different layers of the skin, bones, and veins for the trainers to translate book knowledge to real-life practice,” said Ross, “Transitioning 2D to 3D spatial awareness is what only AR can do. Even though the technology is hard to learn, we have faith it will pay off.” ⁠
Tap the link in our bio to read more about the AR-Tho team’s journey. ⁠

#MadeAtGIX #DesignBuildLaunch #UWMSTI #MSTI #AR #HoloLens #orthopedics #microsofthololens
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January 06, 2022

GIX Instructor Creates Data Science Dashboard

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How can data science be leveraged to get more insight into your personal finances? That’s the question that GIX instructor Dr. Wesley Beckner asked himself before creating a dashboard using Mint (Intuit) and Plotly. Check out his article and view the dashboard here: A Minty Mint Dashboard with Plotly-Dash | by Wesley Beckner | Dec, 2021 | Medium ( … )

January 03, 2022

UW President Cauce meets with Finnish Ambassador and…

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On November 4, 2021, University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce welcomed a delegation from Finland, including Mikko Hautala, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the United States of America, and Timo Harakka, Minister of Transport and Communications, accompanied by a team of diplomatic officials. Sean Carr, incoming Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer ( … )

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