- Ontology-based Data Integration for Translational MedicineXRead More
The project will research advanced theories and applications for the integration of biomedical research data and clinical data from electronic health record databases for the purpose of advancing the state of research and health care. The results of the project will inform the company partner in their strategic move to...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Jens H. Weber
Student: Fieran Mason-Blakley
Partner: GenoLogics Life Sciences Software
Discipline: Computer science
- New Business Development: Food Service Applications for Earthcycle PackagingXRead More
Market segmentation, research and analysis for a potentially significant new product line to be developed by Earthcycle Packaging. An opportunity exists to market and distribute compostable/biodegradable plates to certain food service segments such as airlines, hospitals and other institutions, and restaurants. The internship will focus on dissecting these markets to...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Darren Dahl
Student: Darren Negraeff
Partner: Earthcycle Packaging
- Measuring the Value of eHealthXRead More
Technology in today’s healthcare system. eHealth is the term used to describe this technology. The research performed will build a model to help determine the value of financial savings and customer service that can be attained by implementing eHealth within varying regions with varying degrees of existing information technology. The...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. James Tansey
Student: Greig Pothan
Partner: Canadian EMR
- Full Waveform Tomography for Time-Lapse MonitoringXRead More
Oil and gas resources are hidden deep within the earth in geological structures which form reservoirs for these fluids. Finding these reservoirs, and monitoring the flow of fluids within these structures requires advanced imaging technologies and algorithms for the successful recovery of these valuable resources. This project will develop a...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Gary Margrave
Student: Chad Hogan
Partner: Husky Energy Ltd.
Discipline: Geography / Geology / Earth science
Sector: Oil and gas
- Cluster and Discriminant Analysis for Vehicles DetectionXRead More
It is very useful to build an automatic computer system to recognize the types of vehicles passing a checkpoint given some easy-to-get data about the vehicles, such as the distances between axles, the weights on each axle. Such a system has many applications, for example, in monitoring traffic volumes and...
Faculty Supervisor: Drs. William Laverty and Longhai Li
Student: Zhengrong Li
Partner: International Road Dynamics Inc.
Sector: Automotive and transportation
- An Improved Wide-Band Dynamic System Equivalent Technique for Real-Time Digital SimulatorsXRead More
Real-time simulators are increasingly important in power system studies and equipment tests by manufacturers, universities, research institutes and power system utilities. Yet their capability for accurately simulating some aspects of very large systems is limited by the burden of additional hardware requirements. Thus, the aim of this project is to...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Aniruddha Gole
Student: Yuefeng Liang
Partner: RTDS Technologies Inc.
- Application of Composite Materials to Tidal Turbine BladesXRead More
Tidal currents can provide a significant and predictable source of renewable energy. This project will research the use of composite materials for the blades of a tidal turbine to harness this energy. The rotor blades are currently made of steel, which leads to several problems in the marine environment, expensive...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Curran Crawford
Student: Alexander Jancker
Partner: Clean Current Power Systems Inc.
Sector: Alternative energy
- A Comparative Analysis into the Choice Behavior of Consumers with Celiac DiseaseXRead More
Celiac disease is a common autoimmune disease triggered by dietary gluten proteins from wheat, barley and rye. This internship will enable the development, implementation and analysis of a web-based consumer survey among celiacs in North America. The objectives are to 1) investigate consumers’ risk perceptions toward novel gluten-binding products that...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Bodo Steiner
Student: Jing Zhang
Partner: IGY Inc.
Discipline: Urban studies
- Zeros 2 Heroes Data Model: User ExperienceXRead More
The aim of this research is to design and implement a model of social currency in a networked community which is based on the stock and flow concepts most commonly associated with investment forecasting and user choice in an environment of scarcity. In other words, creating a system which can...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Chris Shaw
Student: Nis Bojin
Partner: Zeros 2 Heroes Media
Discipline: Interactive arts and technology
- Mathematical Investigation of a Balance Metric using Hypergraphs: Finding a Paper, Rock, Scissor-like relation between Game Scoring and Gaming StrategiesX
Mathematical Investigation of a Balance Metric using Hypergraphs: Finding a Paper, Rock, Scissor-like relation between Game Scoring and Gaming StrategiesRead More
Fit Brains technology uses five classes in skill development that are loosely associated to certain regions of the brain. Together, these skill sets help define the human experience. It is also believed that increased fitness across these five classes can better a sense of wellness. Sometimes, incidental effects in game...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Ginger Grant
Student: Nathalie Prevost
Partner: Fit Brains by Vivity Labs Inc.
Discipline: Interactive arts and technology
Sector: Digital media
- Development and Pharmacological Evaluation of Novel Oral Amphotericin B Formulations for the Treatment of Experimental Systemic Fungal Infections: Providing New Therapeutic Approach for an Unmet Medical Need in First and Third World CountriesX
Development and Pharmacological Evaluation of Novel Oral Amphotericin B Formulations for the Treatment of Experimental Systemic Fungal Infections: Providing New Therapeutic Approach for an Unmet Medical Need in First and Third World CountriesRead More
Amphotericin B is the most effective, and frequently the only treatment available for a number of life-threatening diseases, including systemic fungal infections and visceral leishmaniasis. The drawbacks of today’s amphotericin B treatment are toxicity and the need to administer the drug intravenously in hospital settings. The need for intravenous administration...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Kishor Wasan
Student: Pavel Gershkovich
Partner: iCo Therapeutics Inc.
Discipline: Pharmacy / Pharmacology
- Comparison of Scalable Analytics Correlation and Classical Correlation in High-Frequency FinanceXRead More
Measures of covariance and correlation between returns of different financial assets are of great interest in the finance industry. In the high-frequency domain, raw price data is filled with numerous bad data points to which traditional definitions of correlation by Pearson are very sensitive to these outliers, and thus should...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Rachel Kuske
Student: Jieren Wang
Partner: Scalable Analytics Inc.
- Development of Multi-criteria Decision Support and Analysis Tools to Assist Community Economic Development and Environmental PlanningX
Development of Multi-criteria Decision Support and Analysis Tools to Assist Community Economic Development and Environmental PlanningRead More
EcoPlan International (EPI) works on the ground to collectively improve local livelihoods and encourage sustainable growth that is both holistic and inclusive. This requires taking decisions in complex multi-stakeholder situations, characterized by differences in values, perceptions, and knowledge bases. To assist in this processs, a Multi-Criteria approach to Decision Analysis...
- Yield Management to Optimize Expected RevenuesXRead More
Yield Management refers to a method of dynamically-pricing products such as airline seats and hotel rooms in such a way as to optimize revenues. While this technique is best known to the public from its application in the airline industry, it has a fact been employed in the hotel business...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Laura Cowen
Student: Zheng Sun
Discipline: Statistics / Actuarial sciences
- Whole Genome Association Strategy for Unbiased Candidate Gene Selection in Inflammatory DiseasesXRead More
Susceptible individuals for inflammatory diseases could be targeted for either preventative measures or care if we could identify them by obtaining their genetic code. However, to date, there is no effective method of discovering which of the more than 5 million genetic variants are important in determining disease susceptibility. A...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Mark Wilkinson
Student: Rosalía Aguirre-Hernández
Partner: Sirius Genomics Inc.
- Railcar Automated Coupling and SwitchingXRead More
Pacific Coast Terminals (in Port Moody, BC) is a highly-automated terminal for the transshipment of bulk materials from railcars to cargo ships. A rotary dumper empties the bulk material in the railcars by tipping their contents onto a conveyor system, in preparation for subsequent shipment. The dumper requires three people...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Gary Schajer
Student: Hamed Valizadehasl
Partner: enCompass Solutions Group
Sector: Automotive and transportation