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Three-Dimensional Neural Networks Built by UMass Electrical Engineers Featured on the Cover of Nature Electronics

Professors Qiangfei Xia and Jianhua (Joshua) Yang of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department have published yet another in a long series of papers in the prestigious family of Nature academic journals, this one in the latest issue of Nature Electronics. In this paper, the two ECE researchers and their research team described their construction and operation of a three-dimensional (3D) circuit…

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Our favorite videos from SXSW 2018’s Panel Picker

SXSW’s Panel Picker has a ton of amazing projects. You could get lost for days reading about the innovative startups, technologies, and philosophies. We picked the most interesting videos and slideshows to share. Slideshow: The Future of Design is Engineering http://ashleyfernandes.com/sxsw/ Native Knowledge: Advancing Botany to Bots Deep Learning AI for Real World Experiences AI…

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UMass Amherst opens $150 prototyping lab called Core Facilities

The University of Massachusetts Institute for Applied Life Sciences opened Friday with five laboratories, called “Core Facilities,” for use by manufacturers. The labs in the campus Life Sciences Laboratories Building, 240 Thatcher Road, are the result of a $95 million state investment and $55 million in support from the university, said Andrew Vinard, the institute’s…

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A brief history of the Netflix Prize, the first big experiment in machine learning.

Thrillist writes: In October 2006, Netflix, then a service peddling discs of every movie and TV show under the sun, announced “The Netflix Prize,” a competition that lured Mackey and his contemporaries for the computer programmer equivalent of the Cannonball Run. The mission: Make the company’s recommendation engine 10% more accurate — or die coding….

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ECE alumna at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dragana Perkovic-Martin, who earned her Ph.D. from the UMass Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department in 2008, is currently leading DopplerScatt (for Doppler Scatterometer), a NASA Instrument Incubator Project in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in Pasadena. DopplerScatt was featured in the NASA Earth Science Technology Office’s 2016…

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