Deep Learning Speeds Up Simulations for Cleaner Combustion

David Schmidt is protecting the environment, but not in the way he first intended. In engineering graduate school, his interest was nuclear fusion. A persuasive Ph.D. advisor guided him toward the physics of fuel injection, a process central to both inertial confinement fusion reactors and internal combustion engines, the advisor’s other line of research. With practical fusion reactors still decades away, Schmidt veered toward engines.

While electric cars may seem to be taking over, internal combustion engines (ICEs) will remain on the roads, seas, and tarmacs for decades to come. Schmidt’s work makes them cleaner and more efficient. “A new…

Building the Future of Clean Technology Through Community

In 2011, the founders of Greentown Labs were facing a wall. The five entrepreneurs out of the MIT ecosystem, Jason Hanna, Sam White, Sorin Grama, Jeremy Pitts, and Adam Rein, were already helming their own clean technology startups but found that the logistics necessary for fostering their companies — such as office and workshop space — were hard to come by. Far from deterred, the group decided that if they couldn’t find the right space for their companies, they’d build it.

The result was Greentown Labs, a shared physical environment where startup companies focusing on clean technology could colocate and…

by Neha Goel

Todays guest bloggers are Alex Silva da Purificação and Lucas Martins Ricardi from the — Piratas do Cerrado Baja SAE Team . They will ex plain how they have utilized MATLAB for predicting the dynamic behavior of a contin u ously variable transmission (CVT).

The continuously variable transmission (CVT) is an automotive automatic transmission concept capable of varying the transmission ratio continuously, with the possibility of keeping the engine rotation constant, and thus its torque and power delivery. …

AI Modeling Technique from the Automotive Industry Improves Eye Surgery Results

A cataract is an opacity that forms within the lens of the eye, causing blurred vision. If the opacity is very dense, blindness may result. Millions of people turn to cataract surgery each year to restore their vision. During the procedure, an ophthalmologist surgically removes the natural lens of the patient’s eye and replaces it with an artificial one called an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract patients rely on their surgeon’s training and experience. They also depend on the surgeon to select the correct power IOL. …

by Shounak Mitra

The following is a post from Shounak Mitra, Product Manager for Deep Learning Toolbox, here to talk about practical ways to work with TensorFlow and MATLAB.

In release R2021a, a converter for TensorFlow models was released as a support package supporting import of TensorFlow 2 models into Deep Learning Toolbox.

In this blog, we will explore the ways you can use the converter for TensorFlow models by looking at an example where we’ll import a ResNet50 pretrained model from TensorFlow into MATLAB and do the following:

To bring models trained in TensorFlow 2 into MATLAB, you can…

Machine Learning Starts with a Biochip’s Function and Works Backward to Design Its Form

Computer simulations are invaluable tools in research and design. Used to predict the behavior of physical systems, these mathematical models can forecast the path of a hurricane, reveal the inefficiencies of a transportation network, replicate the birth of a galaxy, and more. Tweaking variables — for example, wind speed or ocean temperature in the case of hurricanes — produces different outcomes, enabling researchers to see multiple potential scenarios.

Co-authored by Dr Andrew Starkey and Jack Caven


Painting Music is a project we are co-developing in collaboration with visual artist, Kate Steenhauer. We have developed a system using image processing and Artificial Intelligence which can, in real time, convert the process of a live painted drawing into a musical score that is unique to each performance (see Figure 1 of a photo taken during live performance). This began as a part of an undergraduate Honours project and focused on the question “Is AI good or bad?”. Since then, the prototype system has been used in a performance; had a…

by Connell D’Souza

This past year has brought about some fundamental changes in the way education is imparted — video calls, online group projects, funky virtual backgrounds, not being able to catch up on that extra sleep because you spent the previous night watching cat videos on YouTube, to name a few. In today’s post, I am pleased to introduce the overall winners of IEEE of University of Toronto’s NewHacks 2020. NewHacks is an official Major League Hacking (MLH) event targeted towards participants with little or no hacking experience. The theme at the hackathon this year was Digital Education and…

Release 2021a offers hundreds of new and updated features and functions in MATLAB and Simulink, along with three new products. Download it here!

New Algorithm Boosts Robustness of Robot Perception

When Vasileios Tzoumas, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), visits a new city, he likes to explore by going for a run. And sometimes he gets lost. A few years ago, on a long run while in Osaka for a conference, the inevitable happened. But then Tzoumas spotted a 7-Eleven he remembered passing soon after leaving his hotel. …

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