This week’s main goal was to collect 100,000 audio samples with Bruce (our makeshift echo locator bat) and work on the neural network in hopes of getting some decisive results. Sadly, but humorously, we managed to run into every single possible problem before we even got to training and testing the neural net. One of … Continue reading Week Six – Problems in Paradise
This week I worked on a program that aligns audio data so that the sounds have the same starting time. This improves accuracy in the Spectrograms plotted from the data. I used audio data collected by Nhung for an earlier practice to test the program, but this afternoon we’re going to integrate it into the … Continue reading Week Five – Spectrograms and Practice CNN
Dr. Sprague thought that one possible option would be to join Nhung on her project!!! I’m really excited to be working on it as well since there really is not much or not any research on this specific area. Since we both are targeting the same problem, but through different mediums, I thought it would … Continue reading Week Four – Bat Ears!!!
This week I finished looking into deep learning and started thinking about possible ideas for my research project. 3D Depth Representation through Deep Learning Stereo Matching Dr. Sprague came up with the idea of trying to incorporate the output generated by OpenCV into a CNN together with the original stereo images in order to … Continue reading Week Three – Deep Learning and Possible Research Project
For the second week, I continued to study neural networks, moving on to multi-layer and sigmoid classification. I looked at algorithms for MLPs and different output activation functions such as the soft-max function, as well as how that will change the error handling. Further I focused on the differences between sequential and batch training, and … Continue reading Week Two – Multi-Layer Networks and NumPy
I am excited to be taking part in my very first research and learn more about a topic I find much interest in. With Dr. Sprague’s help, I managed to get down some basic concepts of machine learning and neural networks. I had no prior knowledge of the topic, so I was curious about the … Continue reading Week One – Introduction to Machine Learning and Neural Networks