Cross-Disciplinary Innovation: Applying New Technologies for Smart Transportation
As the founder and prime consultant of Forcing Function LLC, Girija has worked on both grant based research and commercial projects. This talk will focus on the 'why and how' of the projects that Forcing Function has undertaken using grant based research. Engineers need to be able to evolve and work with cross-disciplinary teams in order to provide innovative solutions to real world problems. The examples presented will show how new technologies like sensors, drones and Deep Learning can be applied across multiple disciplines to provide solutions in the world of Transportation.
Using 3 real world examples, I will walk the audience through the process of undertaking real world innovative engineering research and applications. The 3 projects are listed below:
1. Predicting traction motor failure - involves using sensor data under ruggedized operating conditions
2. Performing surface and sub-surface analysis of concrete lined tunnels using drone mounter LiDAR and GPR sensors
3. Performing hardware and radio agnostic signal coverage analysis by applying Deep Learning to RF signals
All 3 projects involve multi-disciplinary work and signal processing of collected data using ML/DL techniques.
Girija Subramaniam, P.E.
Forcing Function LLC
Girija is an experienced telecommunications and signal processing Engineer with over 20 years of combined experience in research, pre-sales, solution architecture, specialist consulting, deployment, system integration, testing, and software requirements -capture/definition and Tier 3 customer support. As the principal and founder of Forcing Function, Girija works on both commercial system design services and innovations for incorporating intelligence in the transportation sector.
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