If you don’t know about it already, Google Colaboratory is a great place to use some high end resources for heavy machine learning models. Its a cloud based jupyter notebook with some bloody good hardware to help you out. At the time of writing this post, I have a Tesla T4 at my disposal!Continue reading “Google Colaboratory – Reading and writing files”
As the pandemic struck, a vast majority of offices in Sri Lanka started a “working from home” system in order to reduce the risk of exposure of employees.
While we were enjoying the fruits of being with our loved ones for most of the day, some were not so lucky – especially the brave souls who were employed in the healthcare sector. While they were doing a commendable job, they too had their fair share of worries: the risk of exposure being a primary risk.
The healthcare workers who dealt with COVID-19 positive patients were quite literally on the front lines – despite the masks, hazmat suits, and protection, there was always a risk of getting infected – a worry some workers were quite vocal about.Continue reading “A system to monitor COVID-19 patients remotely”
Following the publication of my paper, I was invited to collaborate on yet another research. This time involving the detection of musical patterns in real time. The project was the initial step in a larger idea of an Internet-of-Musical-Things system. The idea was this: “a smart musical instrument, which is able to convert musical notes to MIDI signals in real time, and a pattern detection system, which is able to recognize pre-programmed patterns, in real time, and use that data to control peripheral devices such as stage lights or smoke machines”.Continue reading “Detection of Musical Patterns in Real-Time”
I spent some time in the Tyrolian region of southern Austria in early 2016. It was mid January on a very late winter. I traveled around on my free time, and one weekend, I visited the breathtaking little town of Innsbrusk!
A little off the town center is the entry for the Nordkette Cable Car. Despite it being extremely cold, me and my friends decided to check out this experience, and Boy! we were stunned!
The cable car ran from Innsbruck to the top of the Hafelekarspitze mountain following the Hafelekar Run – which is supposed to be one of the steepest ski runs on Europe. There are two stops in the cable car ride, which ends at Hafelekar cirque – which is the top station of the Nordkette Cable Car. The views here are spectacular!Continue reading “Cable car ride to 2200m!”
For a while throughout my last year of the masters program, I was thinking left right and center for a good project. I thought about several things, robotics, image processing, or an interesting gadget.
I landed on a brilliant idea! Why not do something about music, which I absolutely love. After racking my brain, I thought of designing an interesting and intelligent musical indexing and retrieval system – I will talk about this on a later post.
Upon doing some preliminary work, me and my supervisor realized that this is too much; there were so many things to consider – musical information retrieval, machine learning and sentiment analysis were some of the topics involved. The first stage of the work seemed sufficient in breadth and depth for a good research, so we stuck with it.Continue reading “Musical Onset Detection and the S-Transform”