Requirement Engineering Support for Machine Learning Development - A Workforce Management Application

The proposed research project will conduct requirements engineering to analyze the design of an ML initiative at Jombone. By taking a systematic approach, this project aims to help Jombone identify and design an effective solution strategy to develop their system in accordance to the objectives of the organization. This project will pay special attention to human-centered issues, such as model transparency and unconscious bias, which are of particular concern in HR applications.

Relation between biometrics and traumatic brain injury risk: developing a data analysis procedure for concussion risk assessment and management

This project will attempt to uncover more insights into the importance of certain biological, situational and environmental factors that contribute to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), especially in youth sports. By doing this, we hope to work towards better prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of concussions and other TBIs.

Data-Driven Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring for Farm Facilities based on Smart NeatMeter Devices

Canadian agriculture and agri-food system is one of the world’s strongest and plays a critical role in an economy increasingly dominated by manufacturing and service industries. Within the transition toward automation in agriculture and a significantly growing population, the tracking and visualizing farmers’ energy usage has become an unavoidable demand. Besides, the latest development in smart meter installed inside farm barns facilitates the real-time monitoring of various electrical appliances’ energy consumption and in turn help farms operate more efficiently and sustainably.

Evaluating the knowledge attitudes and perceptions of new users toward different exoskeletons

The proposed research has the following objectives: 1) Review available research on exoskeletons to better understand the technology. 2a) – Interview industry partners to identify tasks that may benefit from exoskeletons, b)– industry partners with experience using exoskeleton will be asked to give feedback on what works and what challenges occur when implementing exoskeletons. 3) With the information from the last objective, tasks will be physically replicated to test different exoskeletons on simulated tasks in a lab setting.

The Black Equity in Alberta Rainforest (The B.E.A.R)

Anti-Black racism presents a major barrier in the social participation of African Caribbean Black (ACB) Canadians in civic leadership, arts and culture, and employment, as well as barriers to justice as negative relationships are created between communities and criminal justice systems. Resulting barriers and negative relationships are structural drivers of health inequity. In response, the Black Equity in Alberta Rainforest (B.E.A.R) is being developed as a vast network of key stakeholders to understand root causes of ACB related health inequity.

Mapping DeFi projects of Ethereum blockchain

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a nascent field that recently gained a lot of media attention. DeFi refers to financial service applications that are operated on blockchain technologies such as Ethereum. Such financial service applications include lending and borrowing, leveraged trading, asset management, insurance, and many new products and services that come out every day. These applications are currently active, and more than $10 billion has been circulating in the DeFi ecosystem. Thus the market for DeFi is real.

Validation and application of porous polymeric sorbents in sample preparation and analysis

This project aims to validate and explore the application of tailored polymeric materials developed in the department of chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) for chemical analysis. The main application of such material is in the sample preparation and reducing the workload in laboratories. The materials will be used to treat the various samples such as water (i.e., drinking, river, and sea water) food, and biological samples.

Software Engineering Framework for Users in Indigenous Communities

Technology is not neutral. Look at the keyboard it assumes right handedness. For example, the number pad and arrow keys are on the right. Similarly, the inherent biases of software computer programs are at best foreign entities and at worst tools of colonization when introduced to Indigenous communities.

Evaluation and validation of end users’ perception, attitude and behaviour toward iAccompany online healthcare services

Scheduling multiple health appointments is a complex task for older adults who may have cognitive decline or in some cases general weakness or apathy. One of the way to support their caregiver is a to provide an app as a digital tool that allows the adult children of aging adults and the nurses to collaborate via the platform to ensure the older adults are taken care of by all the healthcare providers. iAccompany is a Canadian company offering a platform which development is in the initial implementation phase.

Traditional Land Use Mapping and Environmental Assessment with Maawandoon

This research will assist First Nation members to monitor First Nations territories, lands and waterways and document Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS). To document cultural aspects of land use and assess the environment through video, maps and workshop teachings. In the process, Elders and Knowledge keepers will honour their cultural traditions of transferring and sharing knowledge to the next generation of leaders and land stewards.

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