I am currently looking for students interested in pursuing a master’s graduate degree. Potential areas of research span the fields of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics, with areas of application in ecologic modelling, environmental risk assessment, public health risk assessment, food systems, education, and next-gen technologies.
The following projects are available beginning September 2015:
- An MSc Computer Science student to explore HCI design options in a mobile application used to address food insecurity. This work is funded by, and will support ongoing research related to the Feeding Nine Billion McConnell Foundation funded RECODE project (details found here). The project will be co-supervised by Dr. Evan Fraser (Geography).
- An MSc Computer Science student to evaluate alternative data collection methods for public health research. Funding for this project is pending.
- An MSc Computer Science student to study the utility of gesture control devices and sonification to facilitate/enhance mathematical and statistical education for the visually impaired. This project will contribute to the ongoing work of the SonG-C research group. Funding for this project is pending. The project will be co-supervised by Dr. Denis Nikitenko.
Mathematics & Statistics
- An MSc Mathematics student to develop and evaluate spatially indexed differential/individual based models for studying population level mortality effects on wild populations of fish. Funding for this project is pending.
- An MSc Statistics student to explore the utility of conditionally autoregressive random effects for improving parameter estimation in population models. Funding for this project is pending.