This workshop is intended to help students learn how to define equity,
diversity and inclusion, engage in meaningful dialogs about challenges in
these areas and explore solutions for creating more diverse and inclusive
Cancer is a disease that affects 14M people each year. While we have had some
success with specific cancers, many patients are put on a roller coaster of
emotion through cycles of remission and relapse. There is abundant scientific
evidence which tells us cancer is driven by multiple genes working in concert.
CSTS Healthcare has developed a computational system which identifies
personalized cancer therapy for every cancer patient given their unique set of
DNA and RNA. In practice, the therapy a patient actually receives may not
exactly match what our system has identified as the best therapy. In this
project we will develop therapy similarity measures to allow us to compare our
therapies with those actually given by to a patient by their oncologists.
Performance metrics in sports have seen remarkable growth and development.
What if we turned some of these mathematical tools on political performance?
Building on [last year’s M2PI project](/project/2020/ioto-international/), the
goal of this year’s project is to analyze data related to the activities of
legislators in Canada and the USA with a view to developing engineered
features which might reflect political performance. These engineered features
should be granular enough to significantly inflect during the course of a
parliamentary or legislative session, providing quantitative and comparative