Supporting STEM Education with Adaptive Learning

Machine Learning / Data Science / STEM / XGBoost / Education

by Valentina Salvatelli Studying science is very hard. Having a great tutor to help and motivate you, makes a real difference in the development of strong scientific and problem-solving skills. Unfortunately, the majority of students does not have access to any specialised and tailored STEM education. This often translates into…

Bringing real-life insights to retail stores

Data Science / Machine Learning / shopping behaviour / fuzzy string / hierarchical clustering algorithm / kernel density estimator

by Faye Cheung, ASI Fellow 2016 Understanding shopping behaviour has played a major role in the success and growth of online shopping. Online retailers are able to watch their users’ web activity - search terms, number of clicks and so on - which allows them to target advertising and product…

How to put out a fire using old reports

Data Science / Machine Learning / Algorithms / LFB / Natural Language Processing / Latent Dirichlet Allocation

by William Grimes, ASI Fellow 2017 Fires in London have been in steady decline since the 1980s. In 1987 fires in London killed 190 people, in 2016 the death toll due to fires fell to 36. Data is crucial in reducing fire fatalities even further. There are three main reasons…

The right energy at the right time

Data Science / Machine Learning / unsupervised learning / Algorithms / k-means clusteriing / sinusoidal model / Fourier Theorem / energy / usage patterns

by Archy de Berker, ASI Fellow 2017 We take for granted that with the flick of a switch we can turn on a light, make a cup of tea, and turn on the TV to watch Game of Thrones each Friday evening. All of this requires energy. But more than…