Archive for Subject Matter Expertise

Industrial Subject Matter Experts and Analytics: Building the Plane While Flying It

Anyone that I’ve talked to knows that I’m a big believer that analytics, even the most automated edge uses, require the integration of industrial subject matter experts (SMEs), whether in design, training, or adjustment phases. On these pages, I’ve written about SMEs, including the roles of data scientists and citizen data scientists. I’ve also discussed […]

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FAA Additive Manufacturing Road-Map In Review

The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), responsible for regulating all aspects of the US civil aviation industry, has recently filed for review its additive manufacturing (AM) strategic road-map. The primary function of the document is to provide a set of guidelines by which the administration can certify and regulate AM parts and processes over the next […]

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Unraveling Mystery of Machine Learning in IoT

There is a lot of buzz around predictive analytics for industrial machinery, particularly in manufacturing and for heavy-duty vehicles in trucking, construction, and farming. Machine learning is often cited as the secret sauce of predictive analytics, but few people really understand what it is and how it works. The idea behind predictive analytics is that […]

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Rail Signaling and Train Control Systems Respond to Global Megatrends

What approach should rail operators adopt to enhance the functionality, safety, and reliability of their train operations? It is the rail signaling and train control systems. Its main purpose is to prevent train collisions, monitor the movement of trains on tracks, divide tracks into segments known as blocks, into several sections. Without signaling systems, far […]

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