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Calgary medical start-up taps into research talent through MitacsEarly in the development of their HUAR tools, the company identified a need to tap into the expertise of a researcher with an understanding of acoustics and sound processing. Having been introduced to Mitacs’ programs through their local Business Development representative, the company was paired to Ali Zareian, a PhD student from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Calgary.
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Protecting children and teenagers from cyberbullyingKen developed an algorithm that can accurately predict the risk of a chat message in a computationally efficient manner. His algorithm was able to identify a number of spelling variants of blacklisted words and evasive patterns that had previously gone undetected by human moderators.
Giving Canadian companies a real-world advantageHan Chen, a Mechanical Engineering Masters student at McGill University, has created what amounts to a virtual factory, where new tools and equipment can be designed and tested, significantly reducing their real-world production time and creating a lot of opportunities.
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Teledyne DALSA leverages Mitacs grants for high-tech successTeledyne was connected to Mitacs... to prepare an application for funding of a large-scale research project valued at nearly $1.7M. The company matched the funds for 15 interns from the two universities to develop infrared technologies for the company’s latest products.