Impact Stories

SOSCIP research uses smart computing tools to address issues that impact our everyday lives.
Read our Impact Stories to find out more.

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The right treatment at the right time

Queen’s University researcher David Maslove is conducting research to better understand the role big data can play in developing efficient, tailored treatment for his critically ill patients. Read this story in the SOSCIP 2017 Impact Report.

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McMaster researcher to “clean” big data

Big data can provide many insights to organizations and companies, but it is often rife with inconsistent and incomplete information that can cost money and time. McMaster University’s Fei Chiang is working with IBM to improve the data quality metrics in Watson Analytics, IBM’s cloud-based data analytics platform. Read this story in the SOSCIP 2017 Impact Report.

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Evolving the infrastructure of cybersecurity

PhD student from Waterloo University, Olivia Di Matteo, gained valuable advanced computing skills through a SOSCIP project that developed software for quantum circuit synthesis.

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Measuring our place in the universe with big data

A UofT professor and his team of graduate and undergraduate students are pondering our place in the universe. Ue-Li Pen, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics and interim director of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, and his team, are developing a new initiative to commercialize radio signal processing technology.

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Ryerson researcher using smart analytics to protect smart meter data

A  Ryerson University professor, Andriy Miranskyy, and his team, are using SOSCIP’s computing platforms to help power generation companies capture the data they need to accurately make predictions while also respecting consumers’ privacy.

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Teaching computers to “see” at the nanoscale

Assistant professor Isaac Tamblyn from UOIT and SOSCIP researcher is combining machine learning with computational modelling to accelerate the discovery of new materials important for renewable energy.

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How can we fight diseases that no longer respond to available treatments?

A computer scientist and a biochemist at Carleton University have teamed up to start a company that designs therapeutic peptides derived from human proteins – drugs that may offer a new way of treating complex diseases that no longer respond to current treatments.

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Straight from the heart

A Toronto-based company is developing a device that translates physiologic signals from the heart. If successful, the device could help us better understand and diagnose heart conditions.

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Designing an unbreakable code

More than 2.5 billion gigabytes of digital data is generated every day. Keeping this information secure not only costs companies and governments billions every year, it also relies on talent, determination and supercomputers. Click here to read story.

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