I am currently looking for students interested in pursuing undergraduate independent studies (CIS4900/CIS4910/MATH4600/STAT4600), or a master’s or PhD 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, and alternative data collection.
The following projects are available, pending funding:
Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction & Alternative Data Collection)
- A CIS4900/CIS4910 student to join a team of developers working on a web and mobile application for Meal Exchange’s Trick Or Eat campaign.
- A CIS4900/CIS4910 student to help with the development of a web and mobile application called eNuk for data collection in the remote Inuit community of Rigolet. This is part of a broader program, with a team of students from Comp Science and Population Medicine involved.
- A CIS4900/CIS4910 student to help with the development of a web-based survey tool for the Alternative Data Collection program. This would include data visualization and implementing various gamification elements for future evaluation.
- 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 explore the utility of mobile mesh networks in a remote Inuit community. Funding for this project is made available from CIRA Community Investment Program.
- A PhD Computational Sciences student who will explore systems design for data management in a multisectoral, multinational database of public and personal health, and environmental data.
Mathematics & Statistics
- 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.
If any of these projects interest you, please contact me below.