“KnowMe Privately” - Conceptual design and prototypical implementation of a privacy-preserving, consumer-facing health portal service for active patient engagement and increased provider awareness

The aim of the project is to design effective informational security and privacy controls for a new type of patient health portal that will empower patients to share contextual information about their values, priorities and beliefs with members of their extended circle of care. Knowing “what matters” to patients is important for clinical decision-making in order to achieve the best possible outcomes from a patient perspective. However, such information is commonly not readily available to clinicians.

Lie Group Harmonic and Statistical Analysis of Human Movement

Statistical and harmonic analysis of 3-dimensional motions of objects or humans are instrumental to establish how these motions differ, depending on various influences. When such motions involve no tearing, they may be described

Development of an Electrodynamic Simulation Toolbox for Nanophotonics

Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) simulations allow researchers to model complex devices and systems based on integrated micro/nano structures. The electrodynamic behaviour predicted by FDTD simulations match very well with the real physical systems, which significantly accelerates the development of novel devices. However, there are limitations in existing FDTD techniques to model metal nanoparticles on sub-100 nm length- scales, which are of great interest to research and industry.

"Holocene sea-level history and environmental change, Calvert Island, British Columbia Year Two *Renewal, previous title ""Holocene sea-level history and environmental change, Calvert Island, British Columbia"""

Changes in sea-level are attributable mainly to crustal deformation, changes in global ocean volumes (eustasy) and the response of the Earth's crust to glaciation (isostasy). On the British Columbia coast, sea-level history is complex owing to regional differences in these factors. A geographic data gap exists in our understanding of Holocene (past 10,000 years) sea-level change and landscape evolution along the central coast. The proposed research will help close this gap, by studying post-glacial sea-level and landscape response on Calvert Island.

Holocene sea-level history and environmental change, Calvert Island, British Columbia

Changes in sea-level are attributable mainly to crustal deformation, changes in global ocean volumes (eustasy) and the response of the Earth's crust to glaciation (isostasy). On the British Columbia coast, sea-level history is complex owing to regional differences in these factors. A geographic data gap exists in our understanding of Holocene (past 10,000 years) sea-level change and landscape evolution along the central coast. The proposed research will help close this gap, by studying post-glacial sea-level and landscape response on Calvert Island.

Advancing Data Science Research (Cohort #2)

Enormous quantities of machine-readable data, measured in many terabytes, are readily available. The sources include the world-wide web, publicly available databases, raw experimental data, unannotated genomic sequences generated by biochemical tools, and so on. However, data does not necessarily equal useful information. More often than not, the data has to be intelligently processed, interpreted, transformed, and then integrated into unified repositories.

Realistic character skinning in a gaming environment

We propose to tackle a challenging problem in computer graphics called 'skinning'. A skinning technique consists in animating the skin of a 3D virtual character. In our context we seek a method specifically targeted to computer games. Therefore our goal is to develop a skinning method as visually plausible as possible with real-time performance. We recently introduced a method called implicit skinning, this technique produces the effect of skin contact and fold at joints in real-time.

Multi-Mode Linear Wireless Sensor Networks: Design, Implementation and Evaluation

In this project, we will design a set of communication protocols dedicated for linear wireless sensor networks, which have promising applications in the real world for environment and infrastructure monitoring. The protocols will be implemented and evaluated by using the multimode, enhanced wireless senor nodes developed in the host academic supervisor's lab.

Energy Disaggregation over Large-Scale Appliances

Energy Disaggregation is to find the energy consumption of individual appliances from only a single measure of household electricity consumption. Accurate energy disaggregation helps identify major energy guzzlers in the house and motivates users to take proper actions for energy saving. To pursue aneasy-to-use and scalable solution to energy disaggregation for contemporary large-scale appliances, we have proposed a solution of semi-intrusive appliance load monitoring (SfALM).

Quality engineering method for certified open source software based on product line practice

The goal of the project is to help the industrial partner with evaluating, customizing and adopting advanced software engineering and quality assurance methods based on the notion of software product line (SPL) engineering practices. The software system considered in this project is an electronic medical record (EMR) system that is used in hundreds of clinics in Canada (OSCAR). EMRs are safety-critical as well as security-sensitive. Therefore, it is important to establish systematic and mature quality assurance practices.

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