Health Data collection and analysis process for physical illness risk assessment - BC-437

Preferred Disciplines: Computer science (Master's)
Project length: 1-2 years
Approx. start date: As soon as possible
Location: Burnaby, BC
No. of Positions: 2-3
Preferences: UBC or SFU
Company: H.E.A.T Enterprise (Human Empowerment And Transformation)

About Company:

H.E.A.T (Human Empowerment And Transformation) is a digital health platform that combines science, technology, and data to unlock the human potential to reach the “Ultimate Self” (Full Potential). It helps those who seek self-improvement design a customized roadmap form A-Z to the “Ultimate Self”, so that they can enjoy a better quality of life and perform at their highest capacity.

Summary of Project:

This project includes data gathering process design and implementation for the final purpose of assessing the risk of upcoming illness in different aspects of life (starting with physical illnesses). The project also involves OCR algorithm development to read patients record automatically, feature selection and optimization, and machine learning to assess the related risks.  

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Implementation of data gathering and data cleaning techniques
  • Design of OCR algorithms to automatically store dsigitized information of patients records
  • Feature extraction algorithm development to identify the main features related to illnesses
  • Performing artificial intelligence algorithms to assess the risk of specific diseases


    • To be discussed

    Expertise and Skills Needed:

    • Machine learning, artificial intelligence
    • Image processing, OCR   

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    2. Interested students need to get the approval from their supervisor and send their CV along with a link to their supervisor’s university webpage by applying through the webform