- Optimizing Stocking Strategies for Rainbow Trout in Mixed Species LakesXRead More
The goal of this project is to develop a method of estimating optimum stocking strategies in mixed species lakes in collaboration with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, a non-profit organization which works in partnership with the provincial government to deliver the fish stocking program as well as providing conservation...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Carl Walters
Student: Brett van Poorton
Partner: Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
Sector: Fisheries and wildlife
- Non-Viral Gene Delivery to Gut Stem CellsXRead More
The internship project will work to deliver a weight loss protein that will combat obesity. The intern will coat DNA for the protein with a natural substance that can be delivered orally or through surgery. If successful, the team expects to see the presence of this weight loss protein in...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Timothy J. Kieffer
Student: Michael Juan
Partner: enGene Inc.
Sector: Life sciences
- Lab-based Accelerated Vibration Testing for Articles in the Baggage Bay Area of the Motor Coach in the Vertical DirectionX
Lab-based Accelerated Vibration Testing for Articles in the Baggage Bay Area of the Motor Coach in the Vertical DirectionRead More
Motor Coach Industries Ltd. (MCI), a manufacturer of intercity coaches serving charter and tour operations, requires extensive field tests to validate the durability performance of coaches and components. To reduce the time and expense of these field tests, the intern will conduct mathematical analysis of the recorded acceleration signals in...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Christine Wu
Student: May Yang
Partner: Motor Coach Industries Ltd.
Sector: Automotive and transportation
- Features-driven Multi-modality Registration and Fusion of Functional and Structural Medical ImagesXRead More
The internship project with Pacific Nuclear Medicine will develop a software tool that brings two images obtained from different imaging modalities into spatial alignment (aka multi-modal registration). This is a necessary task for the creation of correct image fusions, which are essential for diagnosis and correction of nuclear medicine images....
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Ghassan Hamarneh
Student: Lisa Tang
Partner: Pacific Nuclear Medicine Inc.
Discipline: Computer science
- Development of a Pharmacokinetic and Physiologic Model of Different Formulations of an Anti-tumoral AgentX
Development of a Pharmacokinetic and Physiologic Model of Different Formulations of an Anti-tumoral AgentRead More
In partnership with Labopharm, a leading company in optimizing the performance of small molecule drugs, a complete pharmacokinetic (PK) study of three new formulations of a commercially available drug will be performed. This study will be conducted in order to choose the most appropriate formulation in terms of bioavailability and...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Fahima Nekka
Student: Frédérique Fenneteau
Discipline: Pharmacy / Pharmacology
- Design of Linear-Phase Mirror-Image Symmetric Filter Banks for Image Compression CodingXRead More
The discrete cosine transform (DCT) has widely been used in image and video compression coding. However, the conventional DCT causes severe block artifacts in the compressed image in low-bit-rate coding applications. The block effect is perceived as visible discontinuities cross the block boundaries. Many researchers have proposed other techniques, such...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Wei-Ping Zhu
Student: Chao Wu
Partner: Algolith Inc.
- Design and Implementation of IEEE 802.16j MMR NetworksXRead More
Sparkmatrix, a provider of online tools for property managers, has positioned one of its next-generation service provisioning commodities at IEEE 802.16 networks (or Wimax). The company successfully delivered IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.16 services to their customers. To improve the service quality and coverage, they considered deploying relays in order...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Pin-Han Ho
Student: Preetha Thulasiraman
Partner: Sparkmatrix Technologies Inc.
- Computational Models for the Analysis of Aircraft StructuresXRead More
Viking Aerospace Ltd., a company providing engineering support services for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), is currently seeking approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the DHC-3 Turboprop conversion kit. This conversion kit has provisions for a nose fuel tank. A separate STC is desired for the addition of this...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Afzal Suleman
Student: Ricardo Paiva
Partner: Viking Aerospace Ltd.
Sector: Aerospace and defense
- Assymetric Lossless Compression via Algorithmic Self-organizing StructuresXRead More
This internship project with Deep Compression Inc. aims to produce a prototype demonstrating a new technique for asymmetric lossless data compression. Unlike conventional compression techniques, this prototype will allow representational information to be recovered using an algorithmic recovery procedure, algorithmic self-organizing structure (ASOS). This new approach could pave the way...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Hugh Williams
Student: Kjell Wooding
Partner: Deep Compression Inc.
- Application of a Computational Fluid Dynamics and Experimental Approach to Fuel Cell Humidifier OptimizationX
Application of a Computational Fluid Dynamics and Experimental Approach to Fuel Cell Humidifier OptimizationRead More
The operation of a fuel cell to produce electricity requires a number of components outside the fuel cell stack itself. One key component is the humidifier. Proper operation of a Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell requires a certain humidity level to be maintained in the membrane(s) present in the stack;...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Edward McCarthy
Student: Edward McCarthy
Partner: DPoint Technologies Inc.
Discipline: Environmental sciences
Sector: Alternative energy
- Usability of a Vessel Compressibility Characterization Systems Using Ultrasound ImagingXRead More
A system for the detection of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a disease where blood clots form in the legs, has been developed by the student and his supervisors at UBC. The current project is aimed at determining an approach using pre-screening criteria to evaluate the system in a clinical setting...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Tim E. Salcudean
Student: Julian Guerrero
Partner: Western Clinical Engineering Ltd.
Sector: Life sciences
- SQWhere.com: Designing a User-interface Using Hyper-Local Contextual Knowledge to (Re)Construct a Community Building Gathering SpaceX
SQWhere.com: Designing a User-interface Using Hyper-Local Contextual Knowledge to (Re)Construct a Community Building Gathering SpaceRead More
SQWhere.com is a Vancouver-based local platform that will be made accessible via an online website and through mobile phones. The SQWhere.com platform provides web tools that use mapping, tagging, search and transaction systems thus enabling social interactions and information exchange. The graphical user interface for the SQWhere.com platform which allows...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Ron Burnett & Dr. Maria Lantin
Student: David Humphrey
Partner: Elastic Entertainment
Discipline: Architecture and design
Sector: Digital media
- OpenVL Implementation on Multiprocessor PlatformXRead More
The project involves creating a vision based system to perform multi-camera 3D tracking of persons in an indoor environment. The implementation of this system will be using Open Vision Library (a standard library for image processing that is designed with hardware acceleration in mind) and it will be running on...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Sidney Fels
Student: Amir Afrah
Partner: LightHaus Logic Inc.
- Municipal Development: Finding Political Incentives for Economic InvestorsXRead More
The intern is confronted with a classical question in political economy: what kind of political institutions can facilitate economic development? The City of Vancouver represents a fascinating case study in which three important players are locked up in a strategic relationship that can either spur or damage the prospects of...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Sundstrom
Student: Elena Feditchkina
Discipline: Political science
Sector: Finance, insurance and business
- Game Object ParallelizationXRead More
In order to produce ever more powerful computer chips designers have begun to produce CPUs with duplicated infrastructure and machines with multiple CPUs. This allows these devices to perform actual simultaneous calculation. The most recent generation of video game consoles are built with this manner of technology, thus adding a...
Faculty Supervisor: Drs. Ramesh Krishnamurti & Alexandra Fedorova
Student: Micah Best
Partner: Radical Entertainment
Discipline: Computer science
- Prediction of Complex Molecule Structures with HDX Mass Spectrometry-guided Molecular Dynamics Simulations Part II – Generalization and ParametrizationX
Prediction of Complex Molecule Structures with HDX Mass Spectrometry-guided Molecular Dynamics Simulations Part II – Generalization and ParametrizationRead More
Hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) is a powerful emerging experimental technique which provides important information about the solvent exposed area of complex molecular systems that is not readily available through existing technologies. HDX-MS can be applied to the specific cases of small molecules binding to protein systems, which is very...
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Mariusz Klobukowski
Student: Evan Kelly
Partner: MDS Analytical Technologies
Sector: Medical devices