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, human computer interaction, alternative data collection, and next-gen technologies for accessibility.

The following projects are available beginning September 2016:

Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction & Alternative Data Collection)

  • 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 explore and evaluate gamification methods for public health surveys. Funding for this project is pending.
  • An MSc Computer Science student to develop and evaluate tools for women’s wellness in remote communities. This project is funded through a program led by Dr. Leah Levac (Political Science) and funded through SSHRC.

Computer Science (Next-Gen Technology for Accessibility)

  • 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.
  • An MSc Statistics student to explore and evaluate public health interventions in a First Nations community. Funding for this project is pending.
  • An MSc Statistics student to determine the most appropriate form of the Deviance Information Criterion (as per Spiegelhalter, 2002, and Celeux, et al., 2006) for evaluating spatial poisson mixture models. Funding for this project is pending.
  • A PhD Statistics student to develop and extend population level ecological risk assessment models through the introduction of multivariate conditionally autoregressive random effects, including an evaluation of the most appropriate Deviance Information Criterion for model selection. Funding for this project is pending.
  • A PhD Statistics student to explore the utility and efficiency of modern Monte Carlo methods for spatial and/or population level risk assessment models. Funding for this project is pending.

If any of these projects interest you, please contact me below.

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