Enriching firefighter training through the development of a novel virtual reality training simulation

Virtual reality simulation is increasingly becoming a valuable tool in the training of highly-skilled and dangerous professions. Firefighting requires individuals to work in extreme environments that can be difficult or impossible to adequately train for due to cost and safety considerations. This project, in collaboration with the Oshawa Fire Services and City of Oshawa, will develop a virtual reality simulation for firefighters to train within a building collapse scenario.

A hybrid two-way recommender system for candidate and job search

The recruitment industry faces information overload when matching qualified individuals with competitive jobs. A recommender system can effectively solve this problem by filtering relevant content in order to make recommendations, in this case matching candidates with jobs. The objective of this project is to develop such a system for two-way search and ranking of candidates given job description and vice versa; put simply this system will recommend candidates to employer and will recommend job opportunities to candidates. Existing recommender systems have their own unique benefits.

Inventory optimization model to support customer needs while meeting business targets

Manufacturing is a $174 billion industry in Canada, representing over 10% of total GDP and 68% of merchandise exports. Inventory is the largest spend and asset for manufacturing companies, and efficient inventory management is a proven strategy to increase profitability in the manufacturing sector. The aim of inventory management is to achieve satisfactory levels of customer service while minimizing inventory costs in order to maximize profitability.