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Miles Porter

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Education: 
BS Mathematics, University of Northern Colorado MS Analytics, Georgia Tech, in progress
Biography: 
Miles Porter has held various roles over his 20+ year career including positions in software engineering, database engineering, network engineering, systems engineering, and quality assurance. He has worked as an individual contributor, tech lead, as well as in management. In early 2017 Miles shifted his focus to data science and is currently part of the Trimble data science team. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado and has done graduate work in pattern analysis and applied mathematics at Colorado State University. He is currently working towards a master's degree in analytics from Georgia Tech. When he is not doing geeky math and computer stuff, Miles enjoys playing upright and electric bass in various musical groups, practicing martial arts and going on interesting road trips with his wife and two kids. Miles lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Recent Presentations

Safely Driven: How Trimble is Applying Deep Learning and Pragmatic Practices to Help Make the Roads Safer for Everyone

Deep learning certainly has roots in the autonomous vehicle space. However, most trucking companies have a substantial investment in existing class 8 semi-trailer trucks that are not going to be replaced with self-driving trucks overnight. Trimble Transportation Mobility (TTM) is using deep learning technologies, in conjunction with other advanced analytic techniques and state of the art DevOps approaches to help ensure the safe operation of trucking fleets.