A Conversation with Urban Planner Olive Jovine About Technology and Computer Vision Uses in Urban Planning We chatted with Olivia Jovine, an Urban Planner at Localize in New York City and founder and co-chair of the Technology Committee at the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). The APA New York MetroRead More »5 Questions with Olivia Jovine
Numina is honored to participate in the 2020 Transit Tech Lab, a public-private partnership led by Partnership for New York City and New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, including Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NJ TRANSIT, New York City Department of Transportation, and Amtrak. As one of its open challenges, Transit Tech LabRead More »Announcing Numina’s participation in the Transit Tech Lab
Numina’s mission is to empower cities with data to become more responsive, so they are safer, healthier, and more equitable for the people who live in them. Our platform provides vital real-time, ground-level intelligence — without surveillance — to help urban planners and municipal governments design better streets and public places. Questions of accuracy, reliability, and privacy are amongRead More »Defining Accuracy for Street-Level Mobility Data
Meghan chatted with Danielle Harris, Elemental Excelerator’s Director of Mobility Innovation. The interview has been edited for clarity and length. MC: Hi, Danielle! Thanks for taking the time to speak with me! I’d love to know what’s your favorite way to get around? DH: That’s hard for me. I like walking because there’s a chanceRead More »A conversation with Danielle Harris
While Brooklyn may be synonymous with warehouses and brownstones for many, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) has a vision of a green, connected waterfront—26 miles for pedestrians and cyclists to move freely across the borough. Given New York City’s growing count of pedestrian and cyclist injuries and deaths in 2019, many of which occurred in Brooklyn,Read More »Brooklyn Greenway Case Study: Pedestrian and Bicycle Activity in Public Spaces
Trash management can be a complex challenge in cities: Cities and businesses have different systems for managing trash pick-up, bins are overfilled, and trash overflows onto the streets. In New York City, reporters have even captured our weekly struggle in Tales of Trash Hell; in its commercial corridors alone, over 4 million bags of trashRead More »Product Announcement: Monitoring Trash on Sidewalks
Intro With a quick splash of water on my face and a glance in the mirror, I made my entrance. Wearing headphones and looking at his phone, Raphaël, Numina’s Computer Vision Engineer, sat alone in the office. I manage to mumble out my name before reaching to shake his hand. Mid-extension, it dawned on meRead More »An Internship of Firsts
After applying and speed-interviewing for the Summer 2019 Hunter TTP Residency, I was matched to intern with Numina. My nine-week internship was full of individual and group work, from onboarding and stand-ups with the Engineering team every morning, to working on my own project. The onboarding meetings introduced me to the team and Numina’s technologyRead More »Interning at Numina: An All-Inclusive Data Science Escapade
Numina is proud to announce our partnership and collaboration with Grand Central Partnership (GCP) and Citiesense to collect and visualize waste management data for Midtown East. We are excited to be a part of this pioneering collaboration that will make the streetscape in one of the world’s premier central business districts even smarter.
Tracking in Computer Vision is the task of estimating an object’s trajectory throughout an image sequence. To track an individual object, we need to identify the object from one image to another and recognize it among distractors. There are a number of techniques we can use to remove distractors, such as background subtraction, but we’reRead More »Multi-Object tracking is hard, and maintaining privacy while doing it is even harder!