Slashing sea lice infection

In the last couple of years, Canada’s Atlantic salmon farms have faced a surge of parasitic sea lice, making them susceptible to infections or killing entire stocks. Globally, the spread of sea lice now costs up to $1 billion dollars in lost revenues annually.

Research on Robust Face Recognition Algorithms

In recent years, face recognition algorithms based on deep neural networks have achieved human-level performance when tested on face recognition database. However, when put into real-world application, those algorithms are not robust enough, due to factors such as different lighting conditions, camera distance, and face orientations.

Intelligent High Voltage Bushing System Analysis and Monitoring

It has been demonstrated in the previous research that monitoring only one point as the sole region of insulation degradation is not sufficient for operational safety of high-voltage bushings. Therefore, monitoring a wider volume of the high stress region inside the bushing using ECT sensing becomes a necessity for earlier detection of defects. In this project, we will investigate this problem and develop algorithms and prototypes of using microcontroller, sensors and wireless networking technologies for determining the condition of polymer high voltage bushings.

User Centered Design and Usability of a mHealth intervention for COPD management

Mobile health (mHealth) strategies hold a great promise to enhance treatment outcomes while mitigating health care costs (Hayes et al., 2014). It allows health care providers to tailor treatments to each individual based on their lifestyle. The primary objective is to involve COPD patients and their health care providers in the development of a mobile health infrastructure that aims to improve COPD management.

Increasing Value: How Best to Recognize and Reward Fish Harvesters and Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador for Sustainable Fisheries Practices

In 2015, Canada exported $6 billion in fish and seafood. Fishing is important not only economically, but also socially, and environmentally. In order to have seafood now and into the future, sustainable development of the fisheries is important. One way to make sure that fishing is being done in this way, is to recognize and reward harvesters for sustainable fishing practices using recommendation lists, eco-labels, and traceability systems. This research will study local management and governance decisions that led to changes for sustainable development in Newfoundland fisheries.

Exploring an intelligent recommender system for automated taxi dispatching systema

The output of this project which is a recommender system can be used by the partner organization in order to improve their automated taxi dispatching system. So, the process of dispatching a taxi request to drivers can be done faster with more customers’ satisfaction rate, because the driver which is assigned to drive a customer would have common interests with the customer in language, accent, pet-freeness of his/her vehicle, smoke-freeness of his/her vehicle, ….
Also, the taxi companies can defeat other competitor companies by using this new feature in their automated dispatching system.

Exploring Inventory optimization Through Small Business

Upon completion of the project the interns work will allow the partner organization to better understand
how inventory management is handled in small businesses. The project will also help understand what
inventory levels should be for small businesses based on predictive analytics.

Understanding attitudes, beliefs, behavioural intentions, and behaviours related to sensitive environments

The proposed research project will take place on three nature reserves owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) (Miscou, NB – 780 acres, Escuminac, NB – 630 acres, Salmonier, NL – 440 acres), where NCC wants to understand how the land is being used by the community, the motivation and beliefs of those using it, and options for behaviour change to prevent damage to sensitive habitats.

Managing Microbial Corrosion in Canadian Offshore Oil and Gas Production – Focus on chemistry and genomics

This MITACS proposal focuses on the chemical processes occurring that may enhance or inhibit microbial growth, identify and detect key microbial chemical precursors to MIC, and development of models to predict/mitigate MIC. It is part of a much larger Genome Canada project where the information and models developed in the proposal will be used in a genomic analyses and this information will in turn be used by this group to optimize models and detection systems.

Investigation of high-resolution image reconstruction of large objects through turbid media

This project focuses finding solution for acquiring super resolution image from objects submerged in turbid media. The project group will look at various environments including high pressure / high temperature test setups.