Dermoscopy Imaging and automated analysis for skin cancer screening

The research focuses on development and implementation of advanced software algorithms designed for the automated analysis of skin lesion images. The algorithms will be designed to run on mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablets, and could be used by the general users as well as doctors for computer-assisted screening and diagnosis of skin cancer. For users, our computer program will automatically compute the risk score for skin lesions based on the previously diagnosed cases, and for doctors, it will use machine learning to assist in making the best diagnostic decision.

Our Mutual Friend: Developing collaborative tools to increase researcher & practitioner networking

This project will create three online tools to help researchers initiate collaborations, decrease the hassles of project management during collaborations, and reduce the time spent applying for research grants. The first tool will help researchers find new partners for collaborative efforts by asking them a series of questions about their research interests and collaborative style, then suggesting collaborators and offering to initiate contact between researchers. The second tool will offer a simple, free-to-use, web-based tool that veers away from systems such as SharePoint.

Barriers and Facilitators to the Integration of Mental Health Servicesin Primary Care in Vietnam from the Perspective of Health Workers: Individual,Organizational and Structural Factors

Access to appropriate mental health services is critically limited for many people living in low and middle-income countries. Making services for depression available in primary health care increases the successful diagnosis and treatment of depression and improves the quality of people’s lives. As the first point of contact with patients, primary care workers are essential to the successful delivery of depression care.

Detecting Trends in Conversations using Natural Language Processing and Visualization

At WorkSafeBC, an overwhelming amount of data is being produced, particularly in conversation logs between people who have an active claim with WorkSafeBC and various practitioners with whom they have regular contact (usually over the phone). These records are transcribed into text and the information is far beyond what any analyst could possibly read and understand without the help of analysis and visualization tools.

Teaching literacy through Imaginative Education in Mexican context

Literacy is one of the essential elements of curriculum in any country. Mexico has been struggling with diminishing results in international and national assessments. By the age of 15, most students have poor reading comprehension skills, and the consequences are that they don’t advance as they should in their learning process. The Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG) has developed the Imaginative Literacy Program (ILP) based on the Imaginative Education innovative approach.

Trilingual students in crossfire: Plurilingualism and identities of the teenage foreign language learners at a ChaoXianZu [ethnic Korean] public high school in Northeast China

This study is a pilot project focuses on examining current issues concerning multilingualism and third language learning, as an initiative to rethink Foreign Language (FL) education in the 21st century. Its main goal is to understand the politics of multilingualism, language investment and identities of students in today’s dynamic classrooms.

Mechanistic and Biochemical Studies of Glucocerebrosidase

Mutations in the enzyme glucocerebrosidase (GBA1) are the most common genetic risk factor for development of Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is characterized by the buildup of abnormal protein deposits in the brain, followed by progressive loss of neurons and behavioural symptoms. Numerous studies have noted a correlation between reduced GBA1 activity and increased levels of these abnormal protein deposits in the brain, but the relationship remains poorly understood.

Knowledge Assisted Optimization for Production Scheduling Based on Simulation and Metamodeling

In industries, chemical processes involve different plants running in parallel with different production rates under the strict constraints on available resources. Therefore, events like shutdown of one or more plants, operating plants with different production grades with flexible run length time, different equipment utilization rates of plants are vital to be studied, scheduled, and optimized. CADSIM Plus is a software tool, which simulates different chemical processes in industries and thus ensures an effective production in practice.

Ray Pan plante ses racines au Canada

Étudiant en informatique au University of Electronic Science and Technology en Chine, Ray a toujours eu un grand intérêt pour les réseaux et le réseautage, tant sur les ordinateurs que chez les gens. Cet intérêt lui a bien servi puisqu’il a contribué à bâtir un système de notification à l’intention des foyers qui aide les membres de famille à assurer le suivi des tâches ménagères et des rendez-vous en plus d’informer chaque personne de son horaire personnel et des engagements partagés.