Research on data collection and collaboration from multiple diverse sources in the pharmaceutical vertical

Enhancement of technology and computer science has helped researchers in multiple fields and industries, from health care to automotive industry. Smoking is one of the habits that could harm humans dramatically. Lung cancer, heart attack is just some of the diseases that come with smoking. A large number of people strive to quit smoking each year by various methods, but not all of them are successful. In this research, we try to study what are the reasons that tempt people who quit smoking to smoke again. This is performed by gathering data from an app called Quitter?s Circle which is built to help people quit smoking by opening social dialogue from relatives, supporters and doctors. The gathered data would form a data warehouse, where it would be studied and analyzed to find what are the most influential factors that make people return to smoking.

Intern: 
Saeed Soltani
Faculty Supervisor: 
Fred Popowich
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British Columbia
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