Engineering

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Tony Hawk AI Skater [OPEN]

About me: I'm Alex, a graduate student who's been working on a personal project synthesizing ML/reinforcement learning and the Unity Game engine to teach a skateboard how to ollie, kickflip, etc.

Problem Definition - Teach a skateboard how to do skate tricks with reinforcement learning

Data - No dataset needed!

Deliverable - Hope to post a video showcasing the behavior of the skateboard and maybe write a blog post explaining the process.

Timeline - I already have the Unity assets created and some basic behavior encoded to control the skateboard manually; over the next few months, we can learn how to use the pre-built Unity MLAgents package to control the skateboard with reinforcement learning and potentially include alternative methods too (evolutionary algorithms, etc). 

Team -  Currently working alone, but anybody can jump onto this project! I can take the time to introduce basic Unity and Deep Learning concepts to you too; a lot of the details are abstracted away in Unity, so beginners totally welcome. 

Comment if you're interested! 

[Project Boom Web] User Engagement Study and Establishing Effective User Flow

[OPEN] User Engagement Study and Establishing Effective User Flow

About me: My name is Minos Park. I am a recent undergraduate student working with global team of students building a supersonic aircraft attempting to break the world record. Check our website on https://theprojectboom.org/

Contact: minos.park@berkeley.edu

Expected Project Outcome:
- Website (https://theprojectboom.org/) metric improvement, to drive more user engagement
- Implement an effective user flow based on the objective guidance from Project Boom lead

Timeline:
From the commencement of the project, duration of each phase is listed here:
1 week - Review existing data and research further data needs; which metrics to improve and how?
1 week - Choose and deploy an appropriate data platform/pipeline
2-3 weeks - Setup A/B tests/do modifications on the website based on the early research
1 week - Write interim report, iterate tests
variable weeks - iterate tests
1 week - Write a final report, which can be added to your portfolio

Team: You'll join the project as a member, under the marketing team.

Learning Potential for participants:
- How to define and choose appropriate metric to measure the changes in user behavior
- Topics on user behavior analytics
- Conducting A/B Tests
- Experience with various analytics platforms - e.g. Google Analytics, Mixpanel, Segment, etc

Resources (more available):
- Google Analytics
- https://mixpanel.com/blog/behavioral-analytics-guide/
- https://segment.com/?ref=nav