Jessica DuVerneay and Stefany Goradia, of RS21 leadership, recognized for outstanding industry and community contributions

“Women no longer have an ‘if I can’ mindset. Now it’s more about ‘how I can’ — be in tech, start something in tech, fund something in tech. That shift is exciting! And it happened because we created a network where we show, daily, that women are innovating.”

~ Shaherose Charania, Co-Founder and CEO of Women 2.0

We’re celebrating!

Each year, the New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) recognizes women who represent myriad STEM industries and show an exemplary commitment to mentorship and community impact.

This year, we’re especially excited to celebrate RS21 honorees Jess DuVerneay, Director of UX/UI Design, and…

AI and Next Level Data Visualizations Can Change the Way We Respond to Natural Disasters

The frequency and severity of natural disasters has been on the rise due to climate change. A few key statistics quantifying the impact of natural disasters include:

  • 200 million people around the globe impacted every year
  • 1.23 million lives claimed worldwide since the start of the 21st century
  • An estimated $3 trillion in economic losses over the past 20 years
  • A 75 percent increase in natural disasters between 2000 and 2019 compared to the previous 20 years

In the United States, Congress is currently considering the American Jobs Plan in response to increased climate risks and the need for infrastructure…

A formal partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton supports national security and resilience with AI and machine learning

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Booz Allen and RS21 build data science, visualization tools

Accessible and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) better deliver on its vital mission — to keep the nation safe. To empower DHS and its agencies with smarter, quicker decision making, Booz Allen and RS21 have partnered to create big data platforms and sophisticated, yet intuitive visualization tools that turn data-driven insights into action.

Solving DHS Mission-Critical Challenges

Our partnership enables us to harness both the deep expertise and technological innovation needed to solve complex DHS challenges. We offer tailored data science solutions in strategic DHS mission areas such as national security, infrastructure resilience…

When performance degradation in your AI model isn’t an option, turn to MLOps.

By Michelle Archuleta, PhD., RS21 Director of Data Science

Have you ever ridden a bike without brakes, or tried to ride with a flat? The best-case scenario is that you don’t go very far. Worse yet, it can hurt badly. I use this model performance analogy to describe the consequences of deploying artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) models without MLOps. When models don’t perform optimally, it presents big challenges.

MLOps is the standardization and streamlining of the machine learning life cycle management, as defined by Mark Treveil in the book Introducing MLOps. It allows businesses to provide long-term…

Using Data for Good this Earth Day and Every Day

Data science is one of our best tools for identifying and analyzing complex issues, developing solutions, and tracking progress. Every day, people turn to big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to support research, derive valuable insights for businesses and society, and solve some of our toughest challenges — including keeping our planet healthy.

While technology isn’t the whole answer to the problem, data science and AI are helping drive forward huge environmental projects, from monitoring the climate to protecting wildlife and connecting people with nature.

This Earth Day, we’re taking a look at 4 ways data science helps the environment…

Angelica Bruhnke, President of RS21 Health Lab, shares her personal journey to becoming a leading healthcare analyst

A curation of thought leadership, Analytics Interpreted: A Compilation of Perspectives is a new book from Women in Analytics (WIA) that profiles the impact women around the world are making in analytics.

“I told my story because I wanted other women to see that their past doesn’t define them, and that really, there’s nothing that can hold you back if you can dream big enough.” says Angelica.

Angelica Bruhnke, President of RS21 Health Lab, contributes her story and details some of her trials and tribulations along the way in her chapter titled From Fantasy to Beyond Blessed: How I Beat…

You might have heard the news already — RS21 has launched a new Health Lab through the acquisition of Versatile MED Analytics (VMA). We are thrilled to fortify our commitment to healthcare and introduce you to our Health Lab.

A Decade of Experience “On the Front Lines” of Healthcare Analytics

Our Health Lab is building upon the work that RS21 and Versatile MED Analytics (VMA) have already started. …

Posted by Jessica DuVerneay, RS21 Director of UX/UI

At RS21 we aim to make tools that provide valuable data-driven insights and that are intuitive and inspiring to the people who use them. In our perpetual quest to make our work better and in the spirit of our company values Evolve & Learn and Be Humble, I sat down with our CEO and CTO to identify the top design work we’ve produced. We reviewed and discussed the things we are incredibly proud of, and the things we know we can improve.

There were several factors that were common in our design…

Neural Networks for Fault Prediction

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There are more than 2,000 satellites orbiting the Earth right now. That number could quintuple in the next decade as space becomes more crowded with government and commercial spacecrafts.

Satellites contribute to critical science and technology priorities — like GPS imaging, weather forecasting, internet, and military applications — while being deployed in one of the most hostile environments.

How then can we prevent costly satellite failures where space dust, radiation, or any number of hazards could disrupt operations?

This is the question RS21 addressed in the Hyperspace Challenge, a business accelerator run by the Air Force Research Laboratory and CNM…

The general mood of 2020, riddled with anxiety and frustration, is urging us to do better. This is true on a number of matters and has undergirded a truth in the tech industry: we need to do much more to remove barriers and improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Thankfully, there are a number of non-profits and educational institutions working to create opportunities and support communities. Further down in this post, we’ve rounded up 9 for you to check out as part of our 9 Days of Giving. But first, let’s look at the problem in tech.


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