QR Artist


Despite the change in usage and application (“Barcode Scanning Hits Some Big Milestones,” 2011), QR codes have kept the initial appearance. Black blocks in a square format still represent QR codes. This project, QR Artist, proposes humanizing these codes by inventing a framework that creates artistic QR codes and provides marketing analysis tools and reports for the customers.

Real-time Analytics and Decision Support for Patient Flow Management

Large community hospitals and teaching hospitals in Ontario operate at congestion levels most of the time. This translates into long wait times for the patients, cancelled procedures, undue stress for the clinical staff, and inefficiency in hospital operations. In order to address the bottlenecks in patient flows, decisions are made by the clinical staff based on incomplete data which may be several hours to several days old, manually, in an ad hoc manner.

2012 Technology Industry labour study

The project is about analyzing the Technology Industry in British Columbia. The study helps predict the British Columbia (BC) technology labour market through quantitative and qualitative analysis of answered questionnaires from technology companies in BC. A report summarizing the findings will be submitted to Cindy Pearson, COO of BCTIA by the end of December. In January, BCTIA will share the report with all technology companies in the BC region.

Evaluating the possibilities for a new generation light source for infrared spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy

Infrared spectroscopy is a fundamental technique to study novel materials ranging from medicine to semiconductor industry. Regular infrared sources can provide very limited spatial resolution for infrared microscopy experiments. Currently, this limitation can be overcome with the use of synchrotron sources. A recently discovered and now commercially available alternative light source is the Quantum Cascade Lasers  (QCLs). Their limitation is that QCLs have a small range of tunability.