Stakeholders from all business sectors are increasingly looking to businesses to address pressing social and/or environmental issues. Co-operatives are facing the same challenges, and must also use non-financial indicators to demonstrate their co-operative difference.
The purpose of this project is to develop a web-based searchable database of existing tools and frameworks to measure social and environmental performance of business and enterprises.
In the constantly expanding world of open source software and services, developers find it increasingly difficult to choose open source that is compliant, secure and reliable. There are millions of open source software and services publicly available today, and compliance, security and quality related information is extremely difficult for developers to find, making mindful selection of open source an onerous process.
Ensuring data security in large data repositories is a challenging task as the volume and the nature of the data to secure constantly evolves. Large repositories are mostly composed of documents expressed in natural language and as a result they are a rich source of information. Given the importance of personal data protection, this proposal explores new methods to mine networks of communications between users and detect improper dissemination of sensitive information.
Think Tank Innovations Ltd is a company active in the healthcare domain. The company is interested in expanding their current working system Sharesmart application by benefiting from advanced technology to develop an integrated environment for healthcare solutions in order to better service a wider community locally and globally. Students to be involved in this project will build a data repository to host data to be collected, cleaned, built, integrated and processed for knowledge discovery which will guide more focused decision making.
The worldwide data explosion would emphasize on importance of knowledge discovery from massive, heterogeneous, and dynamic volumes of information (Big Data). Similar to other industrial organizations, Credit union industry deals with massive amounts of structured (e.g. customer demographics and transactional data) and unstructured (e.g. email, social media data, comments) data which they have not utilised well to be able to proactively offer their products and services according to their customer needs.
REP is an athlete development platform for building better, and healthier athletes. Inside the REP platform are computer algorithms that can see how people move, and the accurately estimate how they are moving in three dimensions. The REP platform can then compare models of how you move, to models of how experts move. This comparison gives us rich information that people can use to improve their form. However, generating the expert models is quite hard, and its not always easy to understand how to actually compare users and experts.
Recreation Integration Victoria and the School of Public Health and Social Policy (at UVic.) will address critical issues around the health, fitness and social integration of persons with disabilities in the Victoria Capital Regional District (CRD). Our goal is to promote and facilitate increased fitness, physical activity and healthy living across the entire disability spectrum.
Information technology rapid evolution was always closely followed by sophistication of malware. And with ubiquitous shift to mobile platforms, rise of mobile malware and in particular banking malware came as no surprise. In general, any financial operation on a mobile platform potentially exposes a user to the variety of threats including data leakage, theft and financial loss. Driven by financial profits, banking malware leverages user's cluelessness, openness of mobile platforms, often a lack of security measures.
The vision of this proposed project is to design and build a collaborative service robot that will help people with developmental disabilities (DD) reach their personal goals and achieve greater independence, using existing and new technologies. This will allow the industry partner, JDQ, to advance the type of services provided to people with DD and their caregivers in a group home environment, through its partnership with Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA).
Analytics is about awareness of the states of knowledge of users. Users can become aware of their owns states of knowledge at different levels. Analytics measures such levels of each user, and engages them in taking initiatives to hop from one knowledge state to the next.
The hops happen mostly gradually, depending on the capacity of the user, punctuated by dramatic jumps. Analytics identifies such scenarios where dramatic jumps are necessary and offers the information needed to enact such jumps.