Supply Chain Demand Forecasting Improvements


The main objective of this research project is to determine if there are factors that can be used to predict future demand for StemCell Technologies products more accurately than current practices of extrapolated revenue growth.  This will require an in-depth study into StemCell’s demand management, forecasting and supply chain planning functions.  The completion of this project will allow StemCell Technologies to reduce inventories, improve customer service levels, increase revenues and supply chain efficiencies.



Septic shock is the most common cause of death in critically ill patients in Intensive Care Units.  The development of septic shock is an extremely complex process involving many different cellular pathways of interacting proteins. One of the main proteins involved in these pathways is called nuclear factor kappa beta (NFκB). This protein controls the activities of other genes that are important to the survival of patients with septic shock. NFκB activity is controlled by another protein called NFκB inducing kinase (NIK).

Design of a music retrieval system based on vocal queries

Currently users find their desired song on a multimedia sharing website such as YouTube using text based queries. The search phrase usually contains some text information about the song such as the name of the song, the singer, or parts of the lyrics. However, this information can be easily manipulated by malicious file up-loaders, who can use this scheme to upload pirated assets. This problem can be eliminated by letting users search based on the melody of the song rather than using textual information.

A Critical Pathway for Cardiac Defibrillators in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Providence Health Care has established a reputation as one of the leading centres for cardiology research and treatment in Canada. Medtronic of Canada is a major supplier of therapeutic cardiac equipment, technology and implantable devices, and works closely with Providence Healthcare to advance the science of cardiac treatment.

Many happy returns - Mitacs Globalink grad comes back to BC for grad school

This September, Nivarti is returning to the University of British Columbia to start his master's degree, after graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with the best mark in his class for his honours thesis in mechanical engineering.

Nivarti chose UBC over schools like MIT and Stanford because of his Globalink experience, which paired the mechanical engineering student with Kendal Bushe, a UBC assistant professor who is one of North America's most highly respected combustion researchers. Dr. Bushe will also supervise Nivarti's graduate work.