Understanding the cognitive processes involved in faking behavior

For faking to occur, test takers must be both able and willing/motivated to provide false responses on a given test (Snell, Sydell, & Lueke, 1999). If ability is lacking, then the motivation to do so does not matter. Conversely one might be able to purposely alter their responses to elevate their scores, but may not be motivated to do so. Therefore it is important to understand both the ability (e.g., cognitive processes) and the motivation to fake in order to better understand how to prevent and detect faking behavior.

Computer Aided Spinal Cord-MRI Assessment System basedon Digital Image Processing Techniques

The spinal cord is a main pathway connecting the brain to the peripheral nervous system. Noninvasive image?based assessment of this structure is an increasingly demanding healthcare service. This project cultivates the engineering techniques required for the development of a computer?aided spinal?scan assessment software toolkit for diagnosis of spinal cord problems.

Computer Algebra and High-Performance Computing Support for Model Predictive Control

In many industrial and engineering applications, process control plays a central role. Among the possible control strategies, model predictive control (MPC), also called receding horizon control (RHC) , stands out for its excellent ability to handle constraints. While MPC has been successfully applied to many industrial applications, further developments are limited when it becomes necessary to solve many large on-line optimization problems. To overcome this situation, parametric optimization is often used such that most of the computation burden is pushed to an off-line phase.

"Optimizing a short-duration pulsed xenon UV (PX-UV) system for healthcare disinfection application *Renewal, previous title ""Multifunction system for measuring endothelial cell remodeling under laminar and turbulentpulsatile flow related to heart disea

Topnotch Building Maintenance Ltd. (TBM) has designed and developed an innovative pulsed UV disinfection system, which will be a more efficient and safer sterilization technique. The objective of this project is to optimize this portable and versatile device to be used for healthcare disinfection. Based on current prototype model, the PDF will develop a research plan to fully evaluate and optimize the system to be applied in hospital environment.

Pathways to Prosperity: New policy directions and innovative local practices for newcomer integration and attraction

This project will aim to promote interagency collaboration in order to improve immigrant integration. In order to achieve this goal, the intern will be involved in clarifying employer and college/university needs, local settlement agency capacities, and the institutional mechanisms that would be needed to promote and govern interagency collaboration. The research process will involve interviews, focus groups, and reviews of the literature. The project will lay out a coherent, evidence-based set of ideas and propositions to be used by LASI to construct viable commercial relationships.

Host rock stratigraphy and geochronology of high grade gold mineralization in the Neoarchean Central Hearne Domain, Whale Cove, Nunavut, Canada

This project will carry out original research of a prospective lode gold system located on the western shore of Hudson’s Bay. The location is near the hamlet of Whale Cove. The gold mineralization is intrusive-related, very similar to that of the well known deposits of the Porcupine and Kirkland Lake camps of the southern Abitibi. The research specifically addresses the timing of gold mineralization within the context of related host rock alteration. Currently, there is considerable debate over a Neoarchean or Paleoproterozoic age of mineralization.

The Experiences and Practices of Mexican Novice Scholars in Writing for Scholarly Publication: A Mixed Methods Research Inquiry

Given global competitiveness for quality research articulated through scholarly publication, this study examines (I) the challenges faced by Mexican novice scholars in writing for scholarly publication in academic journals, and (2) the ways in which these novice scholars are supported in Mexican academic context and by expert members of their academic community in communicating their work through scholarly publication. Two overarching questions frame the study: What challenges do Mexican novice scholars face in writing for scholarly publication?

Aider les entreprises à prendre un virage vert

KDC est un fabricant de produits d'hygiène et de beauté qui a des usines en Ontario, au Québec et aux États-Unis. Dans le cadre d'une initiative de recherche visant l’amélioration des pratiques environnementales de l’entreprise, KDC a été jumelée à Kathryn Battista, une stagiaire de Mitacs Accélération qui poursuivait des études de maîtrise en environnement et durabilité à l’Université Western. Le stage de Kathryn a été supervisé par Ian  Colquhoun, professeur au Département d’anthropologie de l’Université Western.

Development and validation of an algorithm forsegmentation of the cochlea from medical images

A cochlear implant (CI) is a complex electronic device designed to provide the sensation of sound to profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing individuals. Imaging of the implanted CI electrode would assist manufacturers in verifying the efficacy of their designs and would also provide important information to clinics for programming CIs post-surgery. However, the size and position of the cochlea in the body make it difficult to image using clinical imaging scanners.

Cross modality image processing in cardiac and spinal images

With the advances of medical imaging, accurate diagnosis has been significantly enhanced, especially when utilizing cross-modality imaging for complicated diagnoses such as the spine and cardiovascular system. However, cross modality image processing poses a challenge due to large amount of data generated. Computer Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images, for example, have great capacity for screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiac and spinal diseases.