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Signal Processing and the Structural Fire Safety Field

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has tabulated the results from the 2017 National Fire Experience Survey with the conclusion that more than 1.3 million fires occurred last year, which caused 3,400 civilian deaths and $23 bill …

Big Data in Medicine Is All About Questions

“Big Data” is justifiably one of the most exciting new tools available to various industries today, including medical science. Given that a portion of the work we do at Rock West Solutions is focused on the healthcare sector, we have a …

Signal Processing and the Brain at Purdue University

Researchers at Purdue University have found a way to read your mind, and the results are promising for the field of neurology. They have created an electronic chip that is small enough to be implanted safely into the brain and can detect si …

Improving Big Data by Improving the Data Field

When implementing big data, a frequently used strategy is harvesting all data possible and then finding ways to extract the most helpful metrics for purposes of analysis later. While this does generate a large volume of data, it is not unco …

3 Ways Big Data Makes Industry More Efficient

Completely shifting an industry paradigm poses many challenges, the most problematic being industry-wide acceptance. Many credit Henry Ford with revolutionizing the manufacturing world with his assembly line that allowed mass production of …

Big Data’s Contribution to Precision Healthcare

Just as a corporation can improve its products and services by analyzing data and using relevant data points to steer future action, the healthcare industry can leverage big data in future decisions to the improvement of personalized medici …

Big Data and AI: Why Robots Can’t Replace Us… Yet

New York Times contributors Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis, both scientists, made an interesting observation about artificial intelligence (AI) in an op-ed piece published on May 18. According to Marcus and Davis, AI is harder to achieve than …

Wearables for Gastrointestinal Diagnostics?

Gastrointestinal Tracking Device for Medical Application
There is some exciting work going on at UC San Diego relating to gastrointestinal (GI) diagnostics. According to a number of recently published articles, researchers have been working on a wearable device that would make it possible to moni …

The Power of Bayes

Imagine you are about to walk outside. As you prepare for what weather you will encounter, you decide to look out the window. Observing no clouds in the sky, you choose not to put on a raincoat. Now suppose you look at the weather forecast …