Open MIDaaS – Mobile Identity as a Service

I will be working on open MIDaaS project. It stands for Mobile Identity as a Service. The project aims at making a mobile application the centre of user authentication. The app will be like a personal wallet which will store the list of attributes like verified email, address, and phone and credit card numbers. A merchant can request these attributes using push messages, QR code or other means. This will reduce the repetitive form filing and verification steps every time one goes to a new merchant site. I will also create MIDaaS library and hub.

Scotiabank HRSS Operational Efficiency Enhancement

The increased demand for reliable and useful human resource information has pushed the subject to the top of the practitioners’ agenda. Accordingly, human resource and capital management is also one of Scotiabank’s core priorities. As an ever-growing multinational company that employs a large number of employees, human resource information reporting is a vital service for Scotiabank for ensuring good decisions in talent management. Yet, there is no standardization in the workflow to integrate request intake for data and reports, causing delays in request handling.

Supporting Short-term Decision Making for Interfacility Medical Transportation

Medical dispatchers are responsible for making decisions about when and how patients are transferred by different hospitals. This can be a very difficult task since patients who are in urgent or emergent conditions require immediate transfers. One of the key pieces of information that dispatchers use in these medical decisions is the time to definitive care, the time between when the request for transportation is received to when the patient is finally handed over at the destination.

The Healthy Body Scorecard: A new health screening tool for Canadian

Building off of the original Healthy Bodies Scorecard project, this research aims to test the newly developed Healthy Body Scorecard tool and provide evidence of its usefulness. We will distribute the draft of the scorecard along with a feedback questionnaire for health care practitioners (HCP’s) targeting those who work with typically developing children as well as those with experience working with children with disabilities.

New waves of communication

Alongside Dr. Frank Rudzicz of University of Toronto’s Department of Computer Science, Soumendu is constructing software that will improve the quality of life of individuals with speech disorders.

Using electroencephalography (EEG) signals from patients, Soumendu is collecting data from linguistic centers of the brain and areas involved in motor planning. This data will contribute to the development of tools that will allow patients to communicate via EEG signals by the use of an artificial articulator.

Research of the Chemicals of Concern Within the Finished Products Sold by Teknion

This research will investigate the chemical content in the furniture sold by Teknion. The presence of chemicals of concern and their associated potential human health risks will also be determined using guidelines approved by Health Canada and other jurisdictions. The findings from this research will enable Teknion to formulate evidence based guidelines for reducing their products’ toxicity and continuing to show their commitment to the Health Product Declaration.

Pharmacodynamic distribution of docetaxel andcabazitaxel in prostate cancer xenografts, and evaluation of pantoprazole to enhance their activity

Chemotherapy drugs target and kill rapidly-dividing cells located closest to blood vessels, but do not penetrate deep into the tumor. Limited drug distribution in tumors is an important cause of drug resistance. A method to increase tumor drug delivery and combat resistance is the subject of this proposal. To counteract chemotherapy resistance, the use of an ulcer medication (pantoprazole) is being investigated. The objective of this proposal is to determine the drug effect of cabazitaxel using biomarkers that indicate where in the tumor a drug is working.

Pharmacodynamic distribution of docetaxel andcabazitaxel in prostate cancer xenografts, and evaluation of pantoprazole to enhance their activity

Chemotherapy drugs target and kill rapidly-dividing cells located closest to blood vessels, but do not penetrate deep into the tumor. Limited drug distribution in tumors is an important cause of drug resistance. A method to increase tumor drug delivery and combat resistance is the subject of this proposal. To counteract chemotherapy resistance, the use of an ulcer medication (pantoprazole) is being investigated. The objective of this proposal is to determine the drug effect of cabazitaxel using biomarkers that indicate where in the tumor a drug is working.

Characterization of a novel humanized monoclonal antibody specific to KAL 006: Impact on lymphatic metastasis in cancer

Cancer cells can travel to distant sites through the lymphatic system; this system is similar to a network of pipes within the body that carries fluids and cells to all organs. The metastatic spread of cancer cells through this network is one of the reasons why this disease is so difficult to stop. We are working with Kalgene Pharmaceuticals to test a new compound that can impact the lymphatic system. The hope is to block this network and thus stop metastatic spread thereby improving patient survival.

A Model for Measuring Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading cause of developmental disabilities in Canada and is an umbrella term describing the range of effects associated with alcohol use during pregnancy. Currently, we do not know exactly how many Canadians are living with FASD, but we estimate 350,000 and that 3,000-4,000 babies with FASD are born every year. The costs for health, mental health, social services, education, and productivity losses are estimated to be a staggering $5.3 billion per year.

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