Cloud-based RealTime Energy Monitoring with Wireless Sensors

Long-term monitoring and modeling energy consumption behaviors is a daunting task for decades. This project aims to achieve efficient energy consumption data collection and processing using wireless sensors and cloud platform together, focusing on large scale enterprises that consume large amount of energy, e.g., electricity, gas. By tackling the challenges through algorithm design and system integration, a prototype system will be delivered, which can effectively gather data from distributed sensors and efficiently analyze real time data on the cloud platform.

Using brain monitoring and video surveillance to reduce violent incidents in a care-facility environment - Year two

Increasingly prevalent patient violence within the dementia population is a challenge to long term care providers.
Violent incidents can lead to serious musculoskeletal and neurological health complications. I propose to use video surveillance and a novel brain monitoring system in a care facility-based elderly population, to monitor violent episodes and brain vitality after incidents.

Progress on Quantitative Analysis for OCT Angiography

The purpose of this project is to develop novel technology for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a technique for imaging the back of the eye. We propose to continue development of novel computer algorithms for visualizing and quantifying blood flow in the eye using OCT. The partner has expertise in the ocular vasculature, and has specialized test equipment for evaluating the performance of the OCT image processing algorithms.

“Research and innovation are important here”

Rui applied for the Mitacs’ Globalink Research Internship in the summer of 2014 —hoping to be accepted to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at SFU. He was accepted to the internship, which would be supervised by Associate Professor Carman Neustaedter, to study interactive computing and design.

Postcard from Brazil: applying data analytics to Brazilian soccer clubs

When I told my business mentor that I was looking for a unique opportunity that aligned well with my studies, he said, “Why don’t you go abroad then?” Before I could answer him, he told me about the Mitacs Globalink Research Award — it didn’t take long before I was infatuated with the idea.

Investigation of Quantitative Analysis for OCT Angiography

The purpose of this project is to develop novel technology for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a technique for imaging the back of the eye. We propose to developed novel computer algorithms for visualizing and quantifying blood flow in the eye using OCT. The partner has expertise in the ocular vasculature, and has specialized test equipment for evaluating the performance of the OCT image processing algorithms.

Analysis of Big Data Implementation to Enhance Soccer in Brazil

This research will explore factors contributing to the adoption rate of big data sports analytics in Brazils' soccer industry. The participating student will conduct interviews with major Brazilian soccer clubs and sport statistic companies to assess the root problems, perform secondary research to support analysis, and explore potential alternatives to enable Brazilian soccer clubs to implement big data analytic.

Manganese Salen Systems for C-H Functionalization

Selective incorporation of valuable building blocks into feedstock chemicals is a very important, albeit often times difficult challenge. We plan to develop catalysts; materials to efficiently convert feedstock chemicals into ones with valuable functionality. The catalysts developed by the
current project will incorporate two traditional reactive sites as a means to enhance activity and selectivity of our selected transformations. Through various techniques we plan to interrogate the properties of our developed systems in order to inform decisions about second generation

Asset-Based Community Enterprise Development in Bolivia Year Two

This cross-sectoral research project will track the process of supporting four nascent community-based enterprises (CBEs) in indigenous communities in the Bolivian highlands, examining the complex interaction of factors that contribute to successful CBEs.

Asset-Based Community Enterprise Development in Bolivia Year Two

This cross-sectoral research project will track the process of supporting four nascent community-based enterprises (CBEs) in indigenous communities in the Bolivian highlands, examining the complex interaction of factors that contribute to successful CBEs.

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