AI News, YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

Yhat founders Greg Lamp and Austin Ogilvie were working with a team of data scientists at OnDeck, a successful small business loan startup, when they noticed a problem.

The data science team was coming up with cool ideas, but the engineers couldn’t implement these applications, as fast as they could produce them, simply because they lacked the tools to do it.

“We had a team of data scientists who produced new and creative ways of doing business and decision making, and engineering couldn’t keep up with the data science team. Austin and I were both working in the middle of this and watching all of this analytical work at OnDeck just sitting on shelves,”

With their first product, ScienceOps, they developed a solution designed to help teams of data scientists work and communicate more effectively with one another as they built projects on top of popular data science tools like R and Python —

They realize now that as new entrepreneurs, they didn’t know what they didn’t know and YC has helped them take a range of problems any new company has to deal with, and filter them objectively to concentrate on the ones that matter most.

For Yhat, a startup with a more mature idea, that has meant working on sales and prospects, whereas some of the newer startups might concentrate more on marketing and product development.

Yhat announced a second product called ScienceBox in June, 2014, which is a lower cost alternative, designed to help data scientists create and share data science projects.

YC-Backed Yhat Gives Data Science Teams A Head Start

Yhat founders Greg Lamp and Austin Ogilvie were working with a team of data scientists at OnDeck, a successful small business loan startup, when they noticed a problem.

The data science team was coming up with cool ideas, but the engineers couldn’t implement these applications, as fast as they could produce them, simply because they lacked the tools to do it.

“We had a team of data scientists who produced new and creative ways of doing business and decision making, and engineering couldn’t keep up with the data science team. Austin and I were both working in the middle of this and watching all of this analytical work at OnDeck just sitting on shelves,”

With their first product, ScienceOps, they developed a solution designed to help teams of data scientists work and communicate more effectively with one another as they built projects on top of popular data science tools like R and Python —

They realize now that as new entrepreneurs, they didn’t know what they didn’t know and YC has helped them take a range of problems any new company has to deal with, and filter them objectively to concentrate on the ones that matter most.

For Yhat, a startup with a more mature idea, that has meant working on sales and prospects, whereas some of the newer startups might concentrate more on marketing and product development.

Yhat announced a second product called ScienceBox in June, 2014, which is a lower cost alternative, designed to help data scientists create and share data science projects.

MESSENGER Engineer Helps Manage Probe's Data Like many young boys of his generation, MESSENGER Team Member Ray Espiritu grew up wanting to fly through space and to design video games.

“All the courses were taught onsite at the NASA Langley Research Center, and students could take on real-world research projects that were either part of ongoing projects at the center or from NASA space missions,”

Espiritu worked as a mission planner for the MSTI-3 and Iridium satellite programs, and as a software engineer supporting the Interim Control Module/Radio Frequency Branch of the Naval Research Laboratory before joining Applied Coherent Technology (ACT), Inc., in 2000 to support a variety of projects, including the MESSENGER mission.

The SOC, tucked away in an office park east of APL’s main campus, is the integrated set of subsystems and personnel whose mission is to obtain, provide, and preserve the science that fulfills objectives of the MESSENGER mission.

“This side of operations includes the computer hardware and software that takes raw telemetry forwarded by the Mission Operations Center and turns it into raw science data that is accessible by the scientists,”

The SOC also archives the data in specific file formats and directories that satisfy the requirements for delivery of the data to the NASA Planetary Data System, which handles the long-term archiving and distribution of data from NASA missions.

“This schedule led to the challenge of implementing an easy method of verifying whether science data at the SOC are incomplete, because not all the data have arrived or because something went wrong with the software,”

In others a data product was slightly changed, which required that previous versions of that same product also had to be updated in order to maintain consistency throughout the whole mission.”

But he discovered early on that most engineers have to do quite a bit of computer programming, particularly when trying to do data analysis or when modeling a complex system.

General engineering knowledge also lets me examine the problem in ways a scientist would not think about and allows me to suggest alternate ways of solving the problem.”

“She touches and tries to open everything and would rather explore and play with the remote control, bang on the computer keyboard, and open/close a cell phone than play with her regular toys,”

Light-based memory chip is first to permanently store data

But an alternate version that stores, manipulates, and moves data with photons of light instead of electrons would make today’s chips look like proverbial horses and buggies.

When electrons move through the basic parts of a computer chip—logic circuits that manipulate data, memory circuits that store it, and metal wires that ferry it along—they bump into one another, slowing down and generating heat that must be siphoned away.

Now, researchers led by Harish Bhaskaran, a nanoengineering expert at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and electrical engineer Wolfram Pernice at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, have hit on a solution to the disappearing memory problem using a material at the heart of rewritable CDs and DVDs.

To read out the data—stored as patterns of tiny spots with a crystalline or amorphous order—a CD or DVD drive shines low-intensity laser light on a disk and tracks the way the light bounces off.

To do so, they used standard chipmaking technology to outfit a chip with a silicon nitride device, known as a waveguide, which contains and channels pulses of light.

For starters, they sent multiple wavelengths of light through the waveguide at the same time, allowing them to write and read multiple bits of data simultaneously, something you can’t do with electrical data storage devices.

Ultimately, Bhaskaran says, if a more advanced photonic memory can be integrated with photonic logic and interconnections, the resulting chips have the potential to run at 50 to 100 times the speed of today’s computer processors.

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