How Metamako leverages APR’s PhD expertise to simplify complex computer networks

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How Metamako leverages APR’s PhD expertise to simplify complex computer networks

Posted on July 09, 2018 by Annekathrin Hase 09 July 2018

Success Story: Metamako & APR.Intern have been working closely together to provide PhD students the ability to apply their skills in fast-moving, real-life environments. Metamako is committed to giving graduate talent the opportunity to apply their skills in the corporate world and make a real impact on modern-day technology. Read the story ...

... Computer networks have become increasingly complex and critical to businesses.  Metamako sought to help firms simplify network management by exploring the use of machine learning in an innovative new product.

To develop the framework, Metamako partnered with APR.Intern to add new talent to the team and tailor a high-impact research project using the specialist coding skills of RMIT PhD student, Kate Kim.

“We were looking for an intern with skills in software development and machine learning to be the lead developer on a new prototype,” said Metamako Co-Founder, Scott Newham.

Following Kate’s review of machine learning techniques and in-depth experimentation, Metamako was able to draw a clear direction for the new product’s future.

“The result was a framework we are using internally today, with a view of developing it even further. We envision it will provide a useful solution for those companies looking to make complex network management more efficient and significantly easier by leveraging cutting-edge new technology, continued Newham.

For Kate, the internship was the perfect opportunity to apply her machine learning studies to real-world problems, build skills for the future and work in a fast-moving scale-up environment.

“My experience with Metamako was one of the most defining achievements during my PhD candidature,” said PhD intern, Kate Kim. “The project provided me with an invaluable opportunity to improve my coding skills by working under, and being mentored by, an experienced programmer. I believe that without tackling ‘real’ industry obstacles, it’s difficult to improve existing skills,” Kim added.

Metamako plan to further develop Kate’s project into a product set to transform software-defined networking. 

“Kate’s research provided us with significant input in creating a new solution that will ultimately transform networks.” Newham concluded.


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