Dr. Holger H. Hoos , University of British Columbia
Dr. Yoshua Bengio, Université de Montréal
Statistical machine learning is an endeavor in which statisticians and computer scientists use computation to identify useful information from large amounts of data. Telecommunications, insurance and pharmaceutical companies use the team’s machine learning and data mining techniques to determine customer patterns, predict future customer behavior and better understand their needs. The project addresses some of the main practical and theoretical difficulties encountered when dealing with large datasets.
Computer algebra systems such as Maple compute using mathematical formulae as well as numbers, mechanizing the mathematics used in education and research labs. This project focuses on the design and implementation of algorithms for these systems. Emphasis is placed on efficiency that allows large and complex problems of the type encountered in industrial settings to be solved. In the past year the team has made major advances in the core tools that are needed to solve these complex problems.
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.
[url=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Dr. Mads Kaern[/url] , University of Ottawa
The goal of the MITACS-funded research program on reverse-engineering cellular complexity is to develop new mathematical tools and algorithms for analyzing genetic switching networks. Many genes operate as switches and are turned on and off, like light bulbs, when needed. Understanding the regulatory circuits that control this switching behaviour would improve our ability to modulate gene activity, provide clues to fundamental biological design principles, and lead to better synthetic circuits for biotechnological applications.
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