Validation and Usability Analysis for a Return to Work Software Platform

Benefit payments totaled 2.5 billion dollars for Ontario workplaces in 2015. The most common injury resulting in occupational lost time claims is a strain or sprain. These injuries indicate that despite massive efforts to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in Canadian workplaces, these issues are still a prominent source of disability and have an associated $2.5 billion annual economic burden.

CRISPR-Cas9-based screening and engineering of novel biologics to target the vulnerabilities of primary and recurrent glioblastoma

Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common primary adult brain tumor. Even with surgery, standard chemotherapy, and radiation, tumor recurrence and patient relapse are inevitable with a median survival rate of

LED Radiation Pattern Modelling

Display technology is ever improving; a current display technology being researched and created includes the use of LED arrays. One array could be used to produce a low quality image with minimal energy, while another more energy intensive array would be used for the sharper aspects of the image. Knowing exactly how these LED’s behave and their output on a screen would be most beneficial in furthering this type of display.

TBIFinder : A new approach to identify and properly assess mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) is a common and devastating condition that severely affects millions of people around the world. Following an mTBI, also known as concussion, a medical professional performs standard neurological tests, however, these tests are very subjective, based on patient-reporting, and provide little to no insight on the severity of an mTBI. The company TBIFinder therefore revolutionizes brain injury treatment by providing a fully objective service that uses a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine to assess mTBIs.

Investigating Ni-doped TiO2 / graphene oxide composite coatings on various substrates

Environmental pollution is one of the greatest problems that the world is facing today. The conventional detergent and surfactant water based methods are costly, not eco- friendly. Applying photocatalytic coatings that utilize solar energy on the exterior and interior surfaces of buildings is a promising method to tackle air pollution and clean the surfaces with lower cost. Upon sun light and ambient light, after a few chemical reaction, TiO2 nano-particles as a photocatalyst generate reactive agent, which can oxidize organic substances.

Detection, characterization and analysis of unsafe video content on YouTube

A safe video platform can provide a healthy and suitable environment for users in general and children in particular. This project aims to utilize machine learning and deep learning techniques to identify and flag sensitive and questionable content (e.g., content related to violence, sexuality, etc.). The algorithm will leverage video frames extracted from the database for training and building a 3D Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) model. This model can detect and classify videos just like a human being.

Using Machine Learning to Classify and Access an Audio Database, the largest online marketplace of voice talent, have identified Machine Learning as an enabler for future growth. In particular, incorporating Natural Language Processing (NLP) into structured queries and automatic classification of sample recordings. The first phase of this research will use machine learning to identify and train an NLP learnable parser. The second phase will be to automatically classify sound samples, which has been historically difficult due to low levels of accuracy.

Application of one-step affinity capture technique to purify Pertactin

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a contagious bacterial disease that targets cells in the human respiratory tract. Whooping cough is an airborne disease that causes coughing fits, difficulty breathing and potentially death. Although it can be life threatening, the disease is preventable with proper immunization. Pertactin is a commonly used protein derived from the bacterial species, B. pertussis, used in the production of the vaccine against the disease.

Stochastic analysis of infiltration facilities for storm water control

Infiltration facilities are an effective storm water management practice. The conventional continuous simulation models are widely used in the hydrologic analysis of infiltration facilities in practical engineering practices. However, these continuous simulation models are often time-consuming and data-demanding.

Framework for Enterprise IT DevSecOps Governance to enable Continuous Security

In today’s business context, companies need to release software quickly in order to remain competitive. This requires internal teams to work closely together from the outset. Unfortunately, security is typically considered only at the very end. This means if any issues are discovered by the security team, it requires extensive rework. Typical responses are to bypass security or to consider fixing the issues after releasing the software. Neither one is optimal for managing business risk. A better solution is to include security as part of the collaboration at the outset.