Projects

maia: AI for music creation

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | July 8, 2019

Join maia on her musical journey of self-discovery and development. Experience the maia’s creativity and diversity as she continues to matures into a professional composer. Browse her latest works and discover the practical and theoretical unpinning that powers maia. Our story We started out with the intention of creating an AI that could complete Mozart’s …

Paradigm Team 2

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

The project is geared towards developing a model that predicts the influence of news articles on cryptocurrency prices using sentiment analysis on a single article basis. The model is to serve as the back-end technology for Paradigm, a platform that automates Over-The-Counter (OTC) crypto trading for institutional crypto traders within a native chat application. The …

Supply Chain optimization for manufacturers (Deepvu)

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

Is the market steeling your profits? Look no further, we have a solution for you! The best technologies are the ones that blend into everyday life. Since the invention of steel, we have been able to develop more technologies ranging from various tools (self-defense, basic utility) to building beautiful, massive infrastructures. As a consumer, steel …

Leveraging Data to Reduce Food Waste

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

With a growing population and degrading environment, better decisions must be made to more sustainably distribute food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, ⅓ of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted.1 Determined to reduce these statistics using data, the team decided to tackle the problem with retailers, …

Data-Driven Road Safety Evaluation

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

Predict road safety level with merely satellite map images! AI for Good Foundation brought our attention to the traffic safety around the world. There are so many injuries and death due to vehicle accidents. The team wanted to figure out the relationship between traffic safety and road design. The findings on road design features can …

Alameda Shipyard [Boats n’ Codes]

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

Bayship and Yacht Company keeps track of data involved with their painting department. This data represents the time taken to complete several main processes. Currently, they use the average square footage rate from the data to predict how long the next task will take. Using models such as Simple and Multivariate Linear Regression allows Bayship …

Clubhouse

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

The 21st century has witnessed the birth of data analytics in baseball. Almost every professional organization has an in-house data analytics team dedicated to providing player insights, scouting reports and game predictions. Each team has access to tons of private data which they use to give themselves as much of an advantage as possible both …

Ocean Health

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

Berkeley Undergrads use Machine Learning to Understand Concerns of Ocean Pollution Link to Published Medium Article: https://medium.com/@subhikshamani/berkeley-students-use-machine-learning-resolve-concerns-of-ocean-pollution-adf36e72d2a3 Tackling floating debris in the ocean is a challenging problem to resolve. By the time plastic ends up in the middle of the ocean, most of it has been disintegrated down to small, microplastic-sized particles and sits suspended …

SciKid-Learn

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

SciKid-Learn is a project aiming to create a highly personalized education platform for both students and educators in order to improve the learning process and the quality of educational investment. To build the learning model for individual users, data from them are used by collecting their answers to academic questions into the database and analyze …

BikeChain

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

Bike theft is rampant in the Bay area and one startup out of UC Berkeley aims to stop the problem in its tracks. This team of students is working to create an app for police officers to predict where the next bike theft is going to happen and when. By collecting publicly available data, these …

MinimalE

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

Minimal-E (Palo Alto, CA) has launched a revolutionary online platform that will allow facility managers, utility companies, city commissions, and building automation systems to implement better energy saving plans and storage systems for commercial buildings with minimal data. Such forecastings have been a challenge due to lack of extensive historical data, but Minimal-E’s revolutionary machine-learning …

AI For Good, Urban Development (GOLF)

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

Every year, political turmoil and environmental disasters displace millions, causing crises that carry over to nations accepting refugees. According to the United Nations, there are currently more than 25.4 million refugees, the highest ever amount. Host governments are faced with difficult decisions to balance humanitarian needs and the desires of their citizens, which often results …

Predicting Neighborhood Safety

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

The accessibility of commercial data has now exceeded that of federal data in certain cities and categories. For example, there are now Airbnb reviews datasets available in cities where no official crime dataset or a crime events map available to the public. Our team saw an opportunity from this observation and decided to create a …

DJGan

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

UC Berkeley builds AI to completes Mozart’s unfinished pieces. At the time of his death in 1791, Mozart had only composed as far as the first eight bars of the Lacrimosa movement in the Requiem. More than 200 years after his death, students at UC Berkeley, taking the hallmark DataX course, had built an AI …

Foundation

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 20, 2018

Foundation allows users to receive feedback on their lifts without the need for a personal trainer Many gym-goers want to improve their lifting technique, but many either don’t want to deal with the risk of self-teaching, the cost and scheduling hassle of hiring a personal trainer, or the clunkiness and delays associated with consulting an …

Anomalous Electricity Consumption Detection

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 19, 2018

Have you ever thought about the scenario to get an in-time alert about your electric energy usage? Residential and commercial buildings consume around 40% of the total energy generated in the US. There have been developments to mitigate these inefficiencies but they are still very basic and there is a lot of room for improvement. …

Realest8

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 19, 2018

See whether a property is worth more when rented on Airbnb or rented regularly with this app! Traditional hotel domination of the short term leasing market has declined for the past decade due to the emergence of Airbnb and its competitors such as FlipKey and HomeAway. Airbnb created a new category within the accommodation industry, …

Cal Water Polo

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 19, 2018

In May 2017, the UCLA Bruins met the Stanford Cardinal for the third time in four years in the title game of the NCAA women’s water polo national championship tournament. And for the third time in four years, UCLA lost. This time, Stanford’s Maggie Steffens stole the ball, and in the final seconds of regulation, …

Everybody Dunk Now

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 19, 2018

More than 20 million people tune in to NBA games every season to watch their favorite athletes perform amazing feats of athleticism; however, whether attending a game or watching a broadcast, fans are always spectators. Seeing this limitation, our team wanted to reconsider fan engagement, prioritizing the active role of the fan–and what better way …

DataX Naming Matters

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

What’s in a name? For entrepreneurs, selecting the right name for a company or product is vital. Great names can increase product memorability and trust, as well as sales. In short, naming matters. However, finding a fresh, unique name in oversaturated markets can be an extremely difficult, time-consuming process. Berkeley startup Naming Matters aims to …

Future Energy Systems: RL for energy optimization

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

Are you looking to reduce your electricity bill? Well you’re in luck. The massive growth of smart meters creates a new era in which intelligent systems can provide novel services to electricity customers. As people are becoming increasingly aware of their carbon footprint and rising electricity bill, many are looking to optimize their household energy …

Predicting Traffic Safety in Chicago

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

A study by the World Health Organization reveals that there are approximately 1.25 million annual fatalities from traffic accidents. Despite advancements in traffic safety and road conditions, there is an approximate annual rate of 5.5 million accidents in the United States. Further analysis of accident features such as road conditions, driver behavior and weather can …

Use High Frequency Data for Smart House and Microgrid Optimization

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

Great news! UC Berkeley students are making predictions about future energy usage for home appliances. By serving more efficient and smarter energy, they hope to make people’s lives better and more sustainable. They obtained their data from ETH Zurich websites, which includes data points recorded every second by smart meters installed in home appliances with …

Gentrification Analysis and Prediction

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

Our project centered around find a solution for the problem of creating a method of identifying viable classifiers for gentrification. In constructing our project our first obstacle was to avoid the problem of incorrectly assuming that specific socioeconomic trends such as a rise in average housing prices or an increase in average income across a …

Predicting Gambling Decisions

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

On Tuesday December 4, a group from SCET’s Data-X class presented on a project focused on predicting gambling decisions from brainwave electrocorticography (ECoG) data. The motivation behind this project was based on societal implications such as applications to law and regulation of the gambling industry, clinical practice in understanding how neurodegenerative disease or trauma affect …

Resume Bullet Point Suggestion Engine

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

As job seekers, we are always adding to, revising, and (hopefully) improving our resumes. After returning from summer internships, everyone on our team had the same problem. How do we sell our new summer experiences on our resume? Articulating new experiences can be hard. Most people resort to Googling for examples, but it’s difficult to …

Mindful

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

Mental health is something that affects all people, whether or not they realize it. The distinction between the depressed and mentally healthy is not always as clear as some make it out to be. There exist many undiagnosed individuals in the grey area between depressed and healthy, and many individuals who could benefit from mental …

Media Bias

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

Every news story, narrative account, op-ed, letter; every article is colored by the bias of an author’s experiences, beliefs, and current knowledge. Media bias, fact-checking, and social media screening have been hot topics at some of the most important Artificial Intelligence conferences, attracting workshops, keynotes, and endless panel discussions asking how we might identify and …

Modelling Carbon Sequestration Rates (AI for Good)

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

With a noticeable increase in anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, climate change is one of the most influential problems facing society. The release of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, into our atmosphere results from a variety of different human activities, including the burning of fossil fuels and the production of electricity, with one of the …

CryptoCurrency Analysis

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

This just in! A team of undergraduate statisticians and programmers at the University of California, Berkeley have just finished developing a cryptocurrency website! The group created an interface for the average joe to investigate crypto prices and receive trustworthy recommendations rooted in statistics and mathematics as to where someone should invest their money. No need …

Twitchly

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

Twitch is an online live streaming video platform that primarily focuses on video game streaming and esports broadcasts. Twitch users often find that discovering new and interesting channels on Twitch is difficult due to the large amount of content on the site. Users don’t want to sift through thousands of popular streamers just to find …

xplor

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

Finding the right travel accommodation has never been easy. There are so many factors to consider, and online listings almost never include all of the relevant information travellers are looking for. With the rise of AirBnB as a popular accommodation option and the thousands of traditional hotel chains, travellers are stuck jumping from site to …

Paradigm Team 1

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

Predicting the Impact of Articles on Bitcoin’s Price Change The burgeoned interest in cryptocurrency in recent years has led to a rise in investment of bitcoin. Ever since its release in 2009, bitcoin’s price has been fluctuating and investors have spent lots of effort speculating and predicting the change in bitcoin’s price. Our team finds …

Instagram Posts Analysis

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

A group of 5 students from Data-X has recently release a project called Instagram Post Analysis that can predict the number of likes you can get on a photo as well as recommend the time you should post at. Their project uses a model that would directly learn from your own personal Instagram profile to …

PrISM

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

One of the biggest problems that advertisers face is finding the best social media influencers to promote their brands. In this industry, which is projected to hit 10 billion dollars by 2020, finding the right influencer is important. To tackle this problem, five UC Berkeley undergraduate students set out to help companies find influencers to …

NightCrawler

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

Do you pay exorbitant amounts of money every year on a home security system? Do you rely on closed circuit security footage to protect your house? Do you opt not to have a home security system entirely because it would be too costly – both for your wallet and your schedule – to maintain? If …

Project Course-to-Career (C^2)

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

A Matching Service for Jobs?: Course2Career Helps Students Find their Career Beginnings With recruiting season coming around the corner at colleges nationwide, hundreds of thousands of students are looking for job and internship opportunities to begin their careers. These students fill out hundreds of applications and spend hours of their time finding the right opportunities. …

Researchably: NLP for the Pharma Industry

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

$600 for a life-saving EpiPen? The pharmaceutical industry has been a target of criticisms for their prices. Costly drug research and development is commonly cited to be among the reasons for these high costs. To be sure, the lack of new tools that can streamline the research process is contributing to the plateauing rate of …

The Jokester

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

When it was first pitched during the Data-X lecture, “The Jokester” had a simple premise – how do we ensure that comedians are delivering original material? With so many comedians, particularly stand-up comics, accused of plagiarism, we knew that we had a market to play with. As we started to gather our team members, we …

DeepVu

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

In the supply chain industry, manufacturers’ ability to forecast prices of raw material is paramount to optimize production. A tailored buying strategy can reduce costs of production and increase revenue for manufacturers. Over the years, scientists have produced many techniques and models to address these challenges, giving birth to the science of Supply Chain and …

Tenguins: Forecasting US Elections

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 18, 2018

PredictIt is a bright light in the heavily regulated political betting space. It’s only legal in the US due to its affiliation with Australia’s Victoria University. And it’s the platform the Tenguins, a scrappy group from Berkeley, CA, used to develop their proprietary technology. Let’s get into how they did it, but first a little …

Delp – Revolutionary NLP Powered Food Recommendation

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | December 17, 2018

Yelp is a fantastic service for helping you find a good restaurant to eat at; in some instances it even compiles a directory of popular dishes for you to consider. But therein lies the problem: what dish do you choose? Sampling out every dish is not an option with a limited budget, and so you …

Predict property rates up to 2 years in the future with this app!

By Revati Thatte | May 31, 2018

Introduced by Tuhin Sarkar, Vatsal Rathod, Victor Okoro, Pierre-Louis Ehret, and Aayusi Biswas The real estate market has been an important section of society ever since civilizations came into existence. Analysis of the real estate market has been an integral part of the decision making procedure. Our application works on machine learning algorithms to predict the …

Explore global food production potential with Project Eden’s ILUM

By Revati Thatte | May 31, 2018

Project Eden has launched its first product: ILUM (Interactive Land Use Map). The web application allows users to explore the food production reality and potential at a global scale. Anyone, from large agricultural producers to amateur backyard growers to the scientifically curious, can get some use out of the app. ILUM provides visual information on …

Efficiently manage emails with Flo

By Revati Thatte | May 31, 2018

As a TA for one of the large undergraduate classes at UC Berkeley (some approaching a thousand students), Rohan Lageweg found himself spending countless hours answering hundreds of emails from students. As the semester dragged on, he began to notice that many of the emails were similar in content, and many of his replies were …

Cryptorion informs investors when to buy, sell, or hold cryptocurrency

By Revati Thatte | May 31, 2018

Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital currency and is built on truly transformative technology. Some experts call bitcoin “the currency of the future” and, Twitter’s CEO stated his belief in its future potential: “The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be …

Naming matters: Identifying common-law trademarks with machine learning

By Revati Thatte | May 31, 2018

Introduced by Keeley Takimoto, Kevin Chow, Atul Madhugiri, Hannah Burak, and Andrew Nichol Companies choosing names for their entity spend thousands of dollars on reports which identify their legal risk for a trademark suit based on their company name and industry. These reports are assembled by hand with results from manual database searches in extremely inefficient …

Determine user sentiment on Twitter with this algorithm

By Revati Thatte | May 31, 2018

Introduced by Arnav Vaid, Adithya Iyengar, Rohan Phadte, Suhas Rao, and Yash Sanghrajka As a team, we noticed there was a key problem that companies and individuals face when looking at sentiment. While there are a variety of different sentiment analyzers already, it is hard to create individualized models for sentiment on a topic on social …

Figure out “What to Eat” ahead of time with this new website!

By Revati Thatte | May 30, 2018

This new website provides a fast and easy way of searching up the most-ordered and highest-rated foods at a restaurant. Pulling from Yelp’s reviews, the team has developed an algorithm that uses natural language processing to find the item most ordered at the restaurant. Then, based on those reviews, sentiment analysis is used to determine …

UC Berkeley students created a website that can help visualize earthquake waning systems

By Revati Thatte | May 30, 2018

Introduced by Krystal Ren, Jerry Jiehan Wang, Endre Hauge Paulsen, Mari Hovem Leonhardsen Earthquakes occur almost every day all over the world. Geologists and engineers have been working hard on how to develop a reliable earthquake early warning system to reduce the casualties as much as possible. But for the people without any geographic and …

‘The perfect song for the perfect moment’: A tool to make your Spotify surfing simpler

By Revati Thatte | May 30, 2018

The perfect song for the perfect moment. Ever since the release of Spotify in 2006, millions of songs have been uploaded and streamed digitally. As a company, Spotify has poured millions of dollars into finding the right music at the right time. We wanted to carry out that same mission with our own knowledge from …

Take cover! SkyAlert detects earthquakes early

By Revati Thatte | May 30, 2018

Introduced by Kapilesh Ramesh, Richard Man, Rijul Mediratta, Siddhant Issar, and Xianpeng Wang Earthquakes are some of the most devastating natural disasters known to mankind today. They are caused by the faults on earth’s continuously moving tectonic plates. The earthquakes result in a release of stored energy in the form of waves which, depending on the …

Decode transaction data information

By Revati Thatte | May 25, 2018

E-commerce allows consumers to electronically exchange goods and services with no barriers of time or distance. Electronic commerce has expanded rapidly and is predicted to continue at this rate, or even accelerate. In the near future, the boundaries between “conventional” and “electronic” commerce will become increasingly blurred as more and more businesses move sections of …

Can data science change the way we invest in energy infrastructure?

By Revati Thatte | May 25, 2018

Introduced by Negi Fazeli, Ahmed Issaouai, Patrick Lerchi, Marie Parent, and Shaojin Wei Investors in energy infrastructure are using outdated tools to bet on future electricity markets. By current market standards, prices are predicted with few features and over-simplified models. Furthermore, these old models are unable to adapt to forces that disrupt the usual trend of …

Artists can determine a song’s success rate with the Spotify Song Success Predictor

By Revati Thatte | May 25, 2018

Introduced by Martin Ziran Xu, Ricky Pan, Liam Shi, Deep Mistry, and Brian Long Imagine you are a musician who doesn’t know what appeals to the world nowadays. With the advent of streaming services such Spotify, Sound Cloud, Apple Music, and Tidal, there are billions of songs out there — most of which don’t even get a …

UC Berkeley students create song predictions based on your mood

By Revati Thatte | May 25, 2018

Introduced by Vivek Jain, Katharine Jiang, Natalia Layson, Rishabh Parikh and Regina Xu Songs have many different attributes attached to them, which make it hard to classify what songs a person might listen to based on their mood at the time. Although happy and sad emotions are the same for most people, the songs they …

UC Berkeley students invent algorithm to predict commodity prices

By Revati Thatte | May 25, 2018

Introduced by Adam Yankelevits, Aaron Drew, Eric Yehl, Arbaaz Shakir, Priyadarsini Subramanian, John Stuart Electricity prices have risen steadily in the last decade, with a 20% growth in utility retail prices over the last 10 years. Energy Price Prediction, a machine learning project developed by UC Berkeley students, gives policy makers, energy market analysts and …

BioDigest: a new tool to revolutionize biogas production in China

By Revati Thatte | May 25, 2018

Introduced by Devansh Jalota, Areeb Khan, Kunyi Ni, Anna Shang, Zhuxin Zhang Biogas production in China is highly inefficient due to the lack of control of the production processes. This team serves to solve this very problem by creating a data science pipeline that analyzes input biowaste data from two biogas facilities in China and informs …

DataMJB uses machine-learning for Shanghai housing market price estimation

By Revati Thatte | May 25, 2018

DataMJB is a data-driven, machine-learning price estimation solution for the housing market in Shanghai. The project takes inspiration from success of home price estimation tools for the U.S market, built by Zillow and Redfin. With real estate prices skyrocketing in Shanghai, investors and homebuyers will find great value in a data-driven prediction tool that specifically …

Determine risk score of autism spectrum disorder with the Early Autism Detector

By Revati Thatte | May 18, 2018

Students at UC Berkeley have created an application to help parents determine if their child under 2 years old is at risk of developing autism spectrum disorder. Currently, the standard official screening of autism in children is done at 2 years of age, when a majority of the symptoms have already manifested. While obtaining an …

BestRec: Highly personalized music recommendation system based on one’s mood and preferences

By Revati Thatte | May 18, 2018

Few things stimulate the brain the way music does. Research shows that the music an individual wants to listen to doesn’t just depend on his/her music preferences of artists and genres, but also highly on his/her present mood. Taking the mood into account, the music being listened to can help one feel a lot better. …

Determine the best course for mental health treatment with this user-friendly web app

By Revati Thatte | May 18, 2018

Much of today’s psychological research is focused on mental health treatment. Whether or not a mental health patient successfully completes their treatment depends on many different variables, and it is often difficult for professionals to determine what the best course of treatment is for a patient. Since 21% of mental health patients prematurely terminate their …

Data-X Students assist Breakthrough Listen at SETI in search for extraterrestrial intelligence

By Revati Thatte | May 18, 2018

Introduced by Tin Hang, Anshul Jain, Pushya Mitra, Diego Silva, Arundhishaan Does life outside earth exist? To answer this question, scientists at the Breakthrough Foundation use radio telescopes to collect radio data from the planets in space. They believe these planets might be leaking out signals just like Earth, so they study the data to …

Instantly change the background of any portrait image with DeepMasque

By Revati Thatte | May 18, 2018

Introduced by Yu-Chieh Lee, Sierra Park, Leo Li, Chris Chin DeepMasque takes in any portrait and outputs a state of the art alpha matte, an image of black (background) and white (foreground/person), which can be used to place the subject on a new background. DeepMasque automates the process of separating the subject from the background …

RiskEx makes trader-broker interactions more efficient

By Revati Thatte | May 18, 2018

The world of OTC (Over-The-Counter) derivative trading is changing on an almost daily basis. As more traders enter the market and new assets like Bitcoin grow more common, traders need a scalable platform on which to manage their day-to-day operations. Currently, several chat-based platforms exist for traders and brokers to interact and conduct business. In …

Concept: Learning AI / ML by Modeling Human Social Trends as a Time Series

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | April 21, 2018

Human society today is being roiled by a combination of negative trends such as the rise of authoritarianism and populism, fueled by xenophobia and a fear of social change. At the same time, we can see a rise in positive / cohesive concerns for expanded human rights such as LGBT rights and empowerment of women. …

You can find your dream basketball lineup with NBA Make-A-Team

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Vikram Singh, Dong-Eun Suh, Karl Walter, Dian Yu and Francis Yang  NBA Make-A-Team, a new project developed by UC Berkeley students, gives NBA coaches, general managers and everyday fans the opportunity to select hypothetical starting lineups and get accurate feedback on how that basketball team would perform. This simple-to-use tool can project a team’s winning percentage …

Want to know the best time to book your flight? UC Berkeley students created a data set that can help

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Deep Dave, David Lin, Sharon Ng, Vanessa Salas and Alexandre Vincent As you can imagine, there is a wealth of data on most topics in the Internet Age. Data on stock prices, the housing market and energy consumption are just a few of the areas with a large amount of data available to …

UC Berkeley students start project to aid water supply research efforts in China

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Brandon Chou, Djavan De Clercq, Andrew Gonzalez, Charles Li and Rinitha Reddy Urbanization, one of the prevailing trends of the 21st century, places great stress on the water resources of cities across the globe. This stress is particularly pronounced in China,  a country that has seen rapid urban growth in the past few decades. This …

UC Berkeley students create algorithm that can predict your personality from your online photos

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Souhail Bentaleb, Guillaume Drugeot, Luna Izpisua Rodriguez, Farbod Nowzad and Ajay Shah Using data science and machine learning, a team of UC Berkeley students have created a program that  can tell an accurate and informative story about a person’s life — all from the photos that they post on social media. Typically, advertisers target …

A new tool can predict the best time for you to trade Bitcoin

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Olabode Faleye, Kazuomori Lewis, Vicente Izquierdo and Pedro Pablo Correa Bitcoin is one of the newest financial instruments to take the world by storm. This decentralized digital currency has been experiencing unprecedented levels of growth in recent months, proving itself as one of the most lucrative investment opportunities of our generation. As of …

UC Berkeley students create a new way of assessing knee injuries

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Claudia Iriondo, Devina Jain, Raouf Muhamedrahimov, Vasileious Papanikolau, Kosta Trotskovsky and Leo Sun More than 25 percent of adults in the United States suffer from knee pain, creating an urgent need for an efficient way to match patients who have cartilage and bone lesions with effective treatments. Patients undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) …

UC Berkeley students create app that can tell you why you’re having car troubles

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Nicholas Hirons, Julian Kudszus, Soham Kudtarkar and Spencer Lee Mechanics spend a lot of time diagnosing car issues and performing tests, but oftentimes customers aren’t sure if their cars are getting the service they need. But a new web app created by UC Berkeley students could change this. The algorithm takes standard information …

This new tool can help you jumpstart your data analysis in minutes

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Jordan Cox, Rob Holbrook, Ramon Lim and Stephanie Zhu Oftentimes, even just preparing data for analysis can take significant time, effort and knowledge. But now, a group of UC Berkeley students are introducing a solution to make data analysis a little bit easier: The Match ‘n’ Merge Application. Powered by Python, JavaScript and HTML, the Match …

UC Berkeley students create model to predict a person’s likelihood of experiencing depression

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Jillian Chan, Yuyang Pan, Simarjeev Singh and Yin Zhang The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that 16.1 million people in the United States are impacted by major depression. Yet, depression is severely underdiagnosed and only a fraction of the people affected by it will ever receive treatment. But now, a team …

UC Berkeley students create app that can map your safest route home

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Bilal Halabi, Seung Woo Son, Ki Hyun Won and Avery Yip  At times, living in Berkeley can feel unsafe. Shootings, violent demonstrations and robberies are just a few among many incidents that have threatened Berkeley students living on campus this year. To address this problem, a team of four UC Berkeley students who …

UC Berkeley students gain insight into social media photos and personality type

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Youhee Choi, Jeff Gonda, Kexin Huang, Jackie Kim and Yuntao Wang When so much of our digital presence is dictated by our social media accounts, we find ourselves subconsciously having a “first impression” of people based on their profiles. So last semester, a team of UC Berkeley students, Jackie Kim, Jeff Gonda, Kevin Feng, Kexin …

Don’t know where to eat? This new tool can make your decision for you

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Yiqi Lin  Choosing which restaurant to eat can be difficult and time-consuming, especially for the indecisive. Websites like Yelp, TripAdvisor and Zomato are meant to help you find a place to eat, but offer so many options that it can become overwhelming. Eat Easy, a project developed by UC Berkeley Data-X student Yiqi …

UC Berkeley students find a better way to fill empty data set values

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Jake Mainwaring, Chase Smith, Cyril Tamraz and Lawrence Yan This December, a team of four UC Berkeley students presented a tool that could help data scientists deal with one of the most frustrating parts of their work: missing data set  values. Data scientists commonly address this problem by dropping rows that have missing …

UC Berkeley students are using data science to make the U.S. Air Force more efficient

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Andre​ ​Almeida​ ​Reggiani,​ ​Neel​ ​Davar,​ ​Rivers​ ​Jenkins,​ ​Phillippe​ ​Phanivong,​ ​Jia​ ​Xi​ ​Tay  Supervisors in the U.S. Air Force typically spend hours writing performance reports for each one of their employees. But they don’t have to anymore. A group of five UC Berkeley students have been working with the U.S. Air Force to speed …

This new app can tell you how innovative you are

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by My Dinh, Jessica (Yuan) Gu, Aaron (Lin) Lu, Dayou Wang, Yan Zeng, Yujun Zou  What if a computer could tell you who to hire for a job? Or what career field you should consider entering? Well now, a group of six UC Berkeley students from the campus’s Data-X lab have created a tool that …

What do you want for dinner? This new app can tell you

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Pouriya Bagheri, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Kam and Dhruv Madaan There are dozens of apps that can help you decide where to eat, but what happens once you’re faced with the decision of picking an option off the menu? After getting you into the door of the restaurant, many of these apps fall short. …

UC Berkeley students create visualization tool to find investment opportunities in Greece

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | January 17, 2018

Introduced by Parsa Attari, Khalil Joseph, Yash Kirloskar, Amir Shahatit and Rami Shahatit   UC Berkeley students from Data-X, in conjunction with University of the Aegean in Greece, have recently completed a project that could illuminate previously unknown investment opportunities in Greece. With data provided by University of the Aegean, the students used web-scraping to …