Researchers use simulated environments to train AI

Researchers use simulated environments to train AI

Associate Professor Derek Anderson, PhD candidate Brendan Alvey and Assistant Research Professor Andrew Buck discuss the simulated data they're using to train artificial intelligence (AI). A Mizzou Engineering team is hoping to lead artificial intelligence (AI) into a new era by forgoing real-world data in favor of simulated environments. “State-of-the-art AI is based on a [...]
Mizzou Engineering hosts 50th AIPR Workshop

Mizzou Engineering hosts 50th AIPR Workshop

Filiz Bunyak and Kannappan Palaniappan with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Mizzou and Stefan Jaeger from the National Institutes of Health. When it comes to medical imaging, a picture is worth a thousand words — as long as you have the ability to analyze it accurately. One of the goals of this [...]
Civil engineers use artificial intelligence to classify pavement cracks

Civil engineers use artificial intelligence to classify pavement cracks

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to classify various types of pavement cracks, such as these examples from Missouri roadways. Traffic engineers could have a smarter way of identifying asphalt problems and prioritizing pavement projects, thanks to cutting-edge research from Mizzou Engineering. The team is training a machine to automatically classify types of cracks and potholes [...]
Mizzou Engineering team takes third at Guess the Age competition

Mizzou Engineering team takes third at Guess the Age competition

In one difficult example, the CIVALab AI software was able to estimate the age of each person correctly without error. Mizzou Engineers have developed a two-stage computational model that can accurately predict someone’s age based off a single facial image. The system earned the team third place at the Guess the Age contest, part of [...]
Team uses machine learning to predict the properties of simulated carbon nanotube arrays

Team uses machine learning to predict the properties of simulated carbon nanotube arrays

Image of nanotube forest micropillars. The research team is now growing carbon nanotubes in the Advanced Nanostructures Lab. Image captured by Ramakrishna Surya a PhD student in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Carbon nanotubes have the potential to provide lightweight, flexible materials that could revolutionize the world. In their perfect form, these molecules — which are [...]
10 students, 10 weeks, 5 real-world research experiences

10 students, 10 weeks, 5 real-world research experiences

Research Experience for Undergraduates participants pictured top from left: Calvin Davis, Masrik Dahir, Sam Elfrink, Cameron Gran and, Emily Lattanzio. Bottom from left, Kelly Ryoo, Hank Stafford, Hosanna Tesfaye, Nikhil Vyas and Cade Winters. Ten undergraduate students from around the country have spent the past 10 weeks conducting research in emerging technologies such as home [...]
Mizzou Engineers Take Transfer Learning Step Further in New Paper

Mizzou Engineers Take Transfer Learning Step Further in New Paper

Imagine having a self-driving car that is already trained to recognize road markings, street signs and other vehicles. Could you take what that car knows and tweak it so the vehicle could navigate the ocean, too? The idea is known as transfer learning, and a Mizzou Engineering team has taken it a step further by [...]
Robotics Expert: New Type of Computing Needed for AI Revolution

Robotics Expert: New Type of Computing Needed for AI Revolution

Robots today may look human-like, but it will take a new type of computing for true artificial intelligence to be a reality, Gui DeSouza says. Robotics have come a long way since Gui DeSouza was defending his dissertation on automated systems for automotive production lines in the 1990s. But he believes it will take a [...]
NSF CAREER grant to help bridge technology and transportation

NSF CAREER grant to help bridge technology and transportation

  Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering (CEE), recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant. This award is to further his current work with his DASH platform plus additional proposals with deep learning and adaptive computing to design management solutions for transportation systems. “The DASH project […]

Research Team Training AI to Better Detect Small Objects

Research Team Training AI to Better Detect Small Objects

Professor Yi Shang and team are developing a deep learning system that will better identify small objects such as waterfowl in images.   Artificial Intelligence (AI) is good at recognizing a single bird in an image. Where it falls short is when it tries to identify hundreds of tiny birds in an aerial photo. Professor [...]

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