Taxi Time Predictions

The taxi-out time predictions help pilots decide when to “single-engine taxi”: taxi most of the way to the runway with only a single-engine turned on, turning on the second engine just a few minutes before take-off. The single-engine taxi decision is typically made by pilots within an hour of push back. Still, our customer asked for predictions up to four hours in advance of the expected push back time.

Similarity Learning for Image Geolocation

We decided to approach this problem as a similarity learning modeling effort. We used convolutional neural networks to train a model that takes an image or video as input and outputs a vector representation of the input, such that similar inputs will be close to each other in the vector space. The vector learning is driven by a triplet loss function.

Moving Fast & Deploying Predictive Analytics

Working in conjunction with subject matter experts, data scientists can swiftly apply statistical tools and uncover emerging trends. This is extremely valuable for companies trying to operate in a disruption. Not only will executives have an accurate representation of their present situation, but new products & services can be devised from these insights.