Québécois researcher develops technology to detect heart disease

Thierry Judge, a master’s student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sherbrooke, has developed a technology that identifies when results generated by emerging artificial intelligence (AI) systems — which speed up analysis of ultrasound images to detect heart disease — are incorrect or uncertain. The software, called CRISP, is currently being tested by Oxford, UK-based, Ultromics Ltd, a leader in AI echocardiography. 

Young entrepreneurs improve medical storage for reliable transportation

As of May 27, 2020, there have been 2,925,466 infected COVID-19 patients reported worldwide, with a total of 355,727 deaths. The rapid progression of the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns regarding the short supply of medical equipment needed to control the rate of transmission and mortality. In most developing countries, transporting vaccines can be difficult without the proper storage technologies, since vaccines and equipment can spoil in high temperatures.

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Magnetorheological Fluid Actuators for various industries (part 2)

Exonetik designs, develops and manufactures magnetorheological (MR) actuator systems that enable novel functionalities to satisfy unmet customer needs. In collaboration with Exonetik engineers, interns will participate in the design, development and testing of customized magnetorheological actuators for robotics applications. The expected results of these subprojects will be prototypes that will be tested to demonstrate the added value that the technology can provide.

Development of a business model to plastic packaging waste management: the case of the Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC)

By being moldable, durable, light, and inexpensive plastic packaging has seen a rapid growth in the use and its disposal is becoming a planetary challenge. Besides sustainable production and consumption globalized trade in waste plastics represents a significant option towards a circular economy. China, who so far represented the greatest importer of this material, recently (2017) implemented a policy banning the importation of most plastic waste and rising global concern regarding the destiny of this enormous displaced material flow.

Numerical and experimental analysis of the capture efficiency of domestic range hoods

Cooking activities are the main source of indoor pollutant emissions. Domestic range hoods are the most efficient technology to ensure a good indoor air quality. However, a label guaranteeing a high capture efficiency does not exist yet in North America. Thus, running low efficient hoods at high air flowrates during and after cooking may ensure low concentrations of indoor pollutants in the kitchen, while being high energy demanding and noisy and leading to depressurize airtight.

Valorisation d’une solution de gestion du personnel

Le projet consiste à bâtir un outil permettant d’évaluer les économies que les clients peuvent espérer en mettant en place le procédé et le logiciel proposé par Merinio. Le logiciel est un outil permettant de faire la gestion de la main d’œuvre de façon plus efficace en automatisant des tâches, en éliminant des tâches répétitives et réduisant les erreurs. Le stagiaire devra faire une analyse des facteurs qui peuvent permettre de réaliser des économies monétaires, en temps, en qualité ou en satisfaction dans un projet.

New acoustic insulation meta-material technology for aerospace

Sound pressure level in aircraft cabin are similar to a noisy work place. One of the most disturbing noise for passengers is related to the engine fan noise during take-off and approach. This noise is mainly tonal (i.e., at specific frequencies) and in the low frequency range (below 500 Hz) – see figure below.   Reducing this noise for the comfort of passengers is an important and challenging issue in aeronautics.

Visualization of gene structures, phylogenetic trees, and RNA structures

Bioinformatics is at the intersection of computer science, mathematics and biology. With the advent of new technologies, more and more genomic data is being generated. A common task for analysing such data is to visualize it in an interactive way that highlights the results of computational analyses. In the past 5 years, Web browsers have become very fast at data visualization, creating more opportunities to share bioinformatics results on the Web.

Mortality Rate Modeling: A study of the effectiveness of longevity and mortality linked financial derivatives as hedging instruments in a pension risk management strategy

Private pension plan sponsors wishing to manage their longevity risk transfer it to insurers through annuity contracts or bespoke longevity swap arrangements. They increasingly rely on such contracts to reduce their risk exposure. For example, annuity purchase activity from Canadian private pension plans expanded from $1 billion in 2012 to almost $2.7 billion in 2016 (Willis Towers Watson (2017)).