Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Mariana Carrasco-Teja, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering
Lead faculty member: Dr. Ian Frigaard, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering
Cementing operations are carried out on oil and gas wells at various stages. Primary cementing encases the well in a layer of cement. The purpose is to both seal the outside of the well and provide structural integrity. The impact of poor primary cementing is felt both economically (reduced production rates) and environmentally (leakage to surface). In extreme cases poor cement can be a contributing cause of a blowout, (e.g. BP’s Deepwater Horizon incident).
Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Mathieu Sinn, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
Lead faculty member: Dr. Pascal Poupart, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
We will develop algorithms to automatically generate descriptive labels for large collections of web documents. Such labels can be used by companies in order to decide on which web sites they want to place advertisements, or by electronic publishers to categorize media offers. Currently, there doesn't exist any approach that can robustly and automatically label clusters of documents with a level of quality that approaches human labellers.
The Inverse Problem Accounting for Therapeutic Variability: Development of a Practical Strategy to Maximally Extract Information from Limited Clinical Data
Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Olivier Barrière, Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal
Lead faculty member: Dr. Fahima Nekka, Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal
Pharmacometrics (PM) is an emerging research area defined as “the science that interprets and describes pharmacology in a quantitative fashion to aid efficient drug development and/or regulatory decision”. Over the years, Dr. Nekka’s team has encompassed deep thinking on how to join and enhance emerging worldwide efforts to make mathematical modeling and simulation a complementary language to the usual empirical and clinical methods used in drug discovery and development. This work is part of these sustained efforts to deal with the complex relationship of dose-exposure-effect of drugs.
Dr. Irène Abi-Zeid , Université Laval
Dr. Steven Easterbrook, (University of Toronto)
Bell Canada University Labs,
IBM Canada for Advanced Studies
Dr. François Soumis, Unversité de Montréal
Dr. Binay Bhattacharya , Simon Fraser University
Efficiency in modern industrial operations requires that available resources are deployed in an optimal manner. The study of facility location is concerned with the placement of one of more facilities in a way that meets a particular objective, such as minimizing transportation costs, providing a high level of service to customer or capturing market share. This project, by exploiting the mathematics of computational geometry and algorithmic graph theory, develops new tools to aid in the location of facilities to optimally serve the demands of customers.
Dr. John McHugh, Dalhousie University