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Project Leader(s): 

Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Konstantin Popov, Physics, University of Ottawa

Lead faculty member: Dr. Lora Ramunno, Physics, University of Ottawa

Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering (CARS) microscopy is a very promising method of directly imaging biological processes occurring in living cells. It is unique because the imaging does not harm the cell, is molecule specific, and does not require the introduction of additional chemicals that may alter the biology. For example, CARS would allow us to visualize how viruses invade a cell membrane, which is still a mystery.

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Kim McAuley, Queen's University

Project team: 
Dr. Thomas Harris, Queen’s University
Dr. James McLellan, Queen’s University
Dr. James Ramsay, McGill University
Dr. David Campbell, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Amos Ben-Zvi, University of Alberta
Dr. Carl Duchesne, Université Laval
Funding period: 
April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Engineers use mathematical models to describe the production of plastics and other chemicals. The models contain unknown parameters that are estimated from plant data. In the past year, the research team analyzed several criteria that modelers use to decide how complex or how simplified their models should be. They showed that one popular model-selection criterion, the corrected Akaike Information Criterion, tends to select very simple models, and that another, the adjusted coefficient of determination, tends to select models with many parameters.