- A computer vision system for the evaluation of swine welfare based on analysis of lesions on carcasesX
A computer vision system for the evaluation of swine welfare based on analysis of lesions on carcasesRead More
Human-caused bruises, tail lesions caused by tail biting, ear lesions, among other things, in slaughter pigs are detrimental to animal welfare, a violation of the Animal Welfare Act, and a source of public concern. Animal-based indicators of welfare are quantifiable characteristics on the animal that are reflective of what the...
Faculty Supervisor: Yolande Seddon;Seok-bum Ko
Student: Francis Ferri
Discipline: Engineering - computer / electrical
University: University of Saskatchewan
- Embedded Deep Learning Models for Connected BuildingsXRead More
The objective of this research project between ÉTS and Distech Controls is to develop computer vision and deep learning solutions for controlling connected buildings. This partnership will help Distech to optimize different tasks that are required to control a building, such as room ventilation, heating and illumination. For instance, by...
Faculty Supervisor: Marco Pedersoli;Éric Granger
Student: Fidel Guerrero Peña;Heitor Rapela Medeiros;Masih Aminbeidokhti
Partner: Distech Controls
University: École de technologie supérieure
- Polymer seed film coating mixed with a micronized natural mineral (zeolite) as management tools against pea root rot diseaseX
Polymer seed film coating mixed with a micronized natural mineral (zeolite) as management tools against pea root rot diseaseRead More
Root rot disease especially Aphanomyces root rot has led to decrease pea acreage in the prairies due to yield losses of up to 70 percent in wet years. Current fungicides are few and have very limited efficacy on the target pathogen, but may negatively affect other living organisms in the...
Faculty Supervisor: Linda Gorim;Lingyun Chen
Student: Wenhao Cai
Partner: Kenobie Inc.
Discipline: Food science
University: University of Alberta
- Psychedelic-assisted group therapy for firefighters: A pilot studyXRead More
Combining psychedelic drugs with psychotherapy has shown promising results in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. Most studies in the field have tested one-on-one therapy, which is limited by cost and scalability. To address these limitations, we will assess the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a psychedelic-assisted group...
Faculty Supervisor: Gilles Dupuis
Student: Jay Jeremy Olson;Despina Zarnescu Artenie
Partner: Empower Psychedelics
University: Université du Québec à Montréal
- '>Strategies de resolution pour le probleme d'engagement des groupes chez Hydro-QuebecXRead More
La transition energetique est bien entamee au Quebec et une des consequences importantes de cette transition est l'augmentation de la demande en energie electrique. De meilleurs outils de conduite du reseau comme ceux proposes dans ce projet, permettront de limiter l'impact de l'augmentation de la demande et ainsi faciliter l'integration...
Faculty Supervisor: Issmail El Hallaoui;Youssef Diouane
Student: El Mehdi Er Raqabi
University: Polytechnique Montréal
- Vers une meilleure accessibilité communicationnelle : Identifier les obstacles rencontrés par les personnes vivant avec une aphasie dans les institutions financièresX
Vers une meilleure accessibilité communicationnelle : Identifier les obstacles rencontrés par les personnes vivant avec une aphasie dans les institutions financièresRead More
Les personnes vivant avec un handicap communicationnel peuvent rencontrer des défis lors de l’utilisation de certains services dont ceux offerts par les institutions financières. Ce projet vise à établir l’état actuel de l’accessibilité communicationnelle dans les institutions financières au Québec. En questionnant des personnes vivant avec une aphasie et leurs...
Faculty Supervisor: Valérie Poulin;Laura Monetta
Student: Laurie-Anne Voyer
Partner: ARTÈRE Québec
- Wi-Fi SSID Based Positioning SystemXRead More
The use of indoor location-aware applications such as augmented reality, social networking, health care monitoring, asset tracking, and inventory control is on the rise. However, accurately locating Wi-Fi based devices within buildings can be a challenge, particularly in areas where GPS signals are unavailable. This research project focuses on finding...
Faculty Supervisor: Dehan Kong
Student: Hosuk (Jimmy) Woo
Partner: SOTI Inc
- Out of Distribution Detection in Deep Generative ModelsXRead More
As generative models become increasingly prominent in machine learning, the need for accurately detecting out-of-distribution data has become crucial. The primary objective of this research is to develop an approach that can identify when the program encounters data that is vastly different from what it was trained on. In machine...
Faculty Supervisor: Rahul G. Krishnan
Student: Hamidreza Kamkari
Partner: Layer 6 AI
- Deep learning-based classification and survival prediction of pediatric brain tumors using digital pathology imagesX
Deep learning-based classification and survival prediction of pediatric brain tumors using digital pathology imagesRead More
The research project aims to improve the classification and diagnosis of a type of brain tumour known as pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGGs) using advanced computer technology and the study of how the tumour looks under a microscope. By doing this, physicians can better understand what causes the tumours and develop...
Faculty Supervisor: Alan M. Moses
Student: Sarah Hindawi
Partner: The Hospital for Sick Children
- Forecasting Vehicle Maintenance Needs and Breakdowns using Predictive MaintenanceXRead More
Improving road safety has a direct impact on the lives of drivers as well as the costs incurred by companies operating commercial vehicles. One important aspect of road safety is timely and effective vehicle maintenance. By forecasting vehicle maintenance needs and predicting breakdowns before they occur, valuable insights can be...
Faculty Supervisor: Andrei Badescu
Student: Anh Tuan Tran
Partner: Geotab Inc
- A Machine Learning Framework for Exploring Mortality in Developing Countries with Verbal AutopsiesXRead More
This research project, backed by Unity Health Toronto and the Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR), aims to explore the use of machine learning in predicting causes of death using verbal autopsy data from low-to-middle-income countries. Verbal autopsy is a cost-effective and efficient method for documenting deaths in regions with...
Faculty Supervisor: Frank Rudzicz
Student: Andy Sze-Heng Lee
Partner: Unity Health Toronto
- Wearable Digital Technology for Continuous Monitoring of Vital SignsXRead More
SFU will be collaborating with partners of a supercluster on the Continuous Connected Patient Care (CCPC) Platform, which is being developed to provide safe, responsive, and high-quality outpatient care at home. We will be working directly with our partner, Medtronic Canada. SFU’s will focus on the research, development, and testing...
Faculty Supervisor: Edward Park
Student: Dominic Jaworski;Saboora Roshan;Nadia Yaghoobi
Partner: Medtronic of Canada
Discipline: Engineering - mechanical
University: Simon Fraser University
- Optimizing Cybersecurity Data Platform Operational CostXRead More
We focus on building the systems that allow for the storage and analysis of big data for preventing cybersecurity attacks. This telemetry data is collected from customers by leveraging endpoint, network, and cloud data sources both inside and outside our customers’ networks. Our team then builds products that allows our...
Faculty Supervisor: Shurui Zhou
Student: Cijie Xia
Partner: Arctic Wolf Networks
- A Nanomaterial-Integrated Paper Microfluidic Device for Detecting and Predicting Myocardial InfarctionsX
A Nanomaterial-Integrated Paper Microfluidic Device for Detecting and Predicting Myocardial InfarctionsRead More
Cardiovascular disease kills 17.9 million people globally each year. 85% of these deaths were caused by either a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke. Current tests for predicting heart attacks provide rapid results when presented with a blood sample, but these samples must be preprocessed using time-consuming methods. This project...
Faculty Supervisor: John Honek;Sushanta Mitra
Student: Jonathan Mayry
Partner: Mitra Biotechnologies Inc.
University: University of Waterloo
- Sustainability framework for early-stage entrepreneurshipsXRead More
This project will explore the measures of sustainability described by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) measures; find the key measures that venture capital investors review to make their investment decisions and create a framework to integrate sustainability measures within the early-stage entrepreneurship.
Faculty Supervisor: Ruben Burga
Student: Ehsan Zeraatparvar
Partner: Altitude Accelerator
University: University of Guelph
- Co-creating best practices for implementing work-integrated learning programs across CanadaXRead More
The Rural Development Network is looking to engage an intern to research and uncover best practices around work-integrated learning (WIL) programs. WIL combines classroom theory with practical experience (e.g. apprenticeship). This project will support and strengthen collaboration between post-secondary institutions, employers, and students across Canada in a rural and remote...
Faculty Supervisor: Clark Banack
Student: Kirsten Tannis Schmidt
Partner: Rural Development Network
University: University of Alberta