Optimizing the design and implementation of technology education programs to advance skills and diversity in information and communications technology (ICT) in Canada

There is ample evidence that increasing Canada’s innovation, productivity and competitive advantage depends on expanding its skilled digital workforce to both implement and adopt innovative technologies. Despite the pressing need to increase the digital skills and participation of underrepresented groups in information and communications technology (ICT) industry and programs to diversifying computer science, the numbers have remained persistently low. While some initiatives have demonstrated success, often it is transient and not sustained.

Social Media Impact Tool: Measuring ROI for Social Media Engagement

Currently there are no effective tools to capture and measure return on investment (ROI) in social media in conjunction with more traditional data points that come from sources such as Flyer Tracking and Point of Sale (POS) systems.

Network Traffic Classification for Cyber Threat and Malware Detection

Bell’s Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) team is collaborating with academic institutions in order to further research and develop cyber security analytics for the protection of critical infrastructure and data. The focus of this research is to create and leverage a traffic classification project specifically for network security purposes. This research to design distributed algorithms fast enough for analyzing massive high-dimensional
data generated by network traffic to detect cyber threats/ attacks and anomaly in the network.

Benefits of VaR for capital management process of credit unions.

PRO Financial Solutions (PRO) is looking to investigate the benefits of actively including Value at Risk (VaR) in the capital management process of credit unions. Whereas Earnings at Risk (EaR) is a well-established risk measure, VaR still lacks understanding among credit unions. In this research project, the intern will illustrate the relationship between EaR and Duration of Equity, a VaR proxy, and therefor explain VaR in terms of EaR ? a number credit unions are more familiar with.

Strategy and legitimation in blockchain innovations and multisided markets

This research project will work with Canadian start-up 6Sensmatic in two areas: building a digital marketing platform and exploring strategic opportunities related to the blockchain; a digital ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. First, the intern will help 6Sensmatic design, develop, prototype and analyze a novel digital marketing platform that will connect firms to social media influencers that can advertise their products.

Advancing Data Science Research for Social Good

Due to rapid development of technology, such as the Internet of Things, collecting data is easier and cheaper than ever before. As a result, municipal governments and urban centres across Canada are being inundated with data—data that have potential to improve public service. Despite this, local governments do not have enough data expertise to extract insight from these overwhelming datasets, which are often unstructured and “dirty” (i.e., incomplete, inaccurate, and/or erroneous).

Electric bus demonstration and integration trail

Electrification of transit vehicles is a part of Ontario’s long-term strategy to reduce transportation-related GHG emissions. However, transit agencies and utility/local distribution companies face significant technological and operational hurdles in integrating “off the shelf” electric bus technologies. This project aims to overcome the social and technical challenges associated with a lack of international standardization for overhead charging systems.

Combining Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to understand product and consumer behavior in retail environments

The project is about developing a «smart store» system that will allow understanding customer and product behavior. This system will be based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies allowing any object (product or person) to communicate automatically with its environment. Hence, our system will be used for tracking items and monitor consumer behavior in real time. In a retail environment, we will be able to answer questions such as (i) How many times an item has been picked up or tried by a customer? (ii) How long the item stayed off the shelve?

Data-driven Innovation for the Supply Chain and Retail Industry

The project is a partnership between Polytechnique Montréal, HEC Montréal, UQAM and JDA Canada. JDA Labs is investigating new approaches to help incorporate "big data" science and analytics into everyday supply chain decisions. It relies on new approaches that employ sensor technologies, new analytic capabilities and simulation techniques to not just sense and respond, but anticipate and act by making complex decisions while decreasing the risk exposure.

Food Economy Research Project

The purpose of this research is to examine the food consumption pattern in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Through employing a three-stage action research approach – (i) the food receipt study, (ii) the social media intervention (SMI) on healthy eating and healthy cooking, and (iii) the food consumption depth interview, this study seeks to capture residents’ food consumption patterns and to develop creative recommendations to practitioners, policy-makers and academic researchers regarding rural food consumption patterns and food security.