Alain April
Available projects:

    Web driven court case protocol scheduler: The new case protocols of Canadian/Quebec governemts are causing lots of headaches to lawyers. This is mainly because governments want to fasttrack court cases and unclog the court pipeline. What is difficult here is that coordinating dates for each participant and planned events is a time consuming task. This project aims at creating a scheduling Website so that parties involved could easily use a common calendar and follow the steps of the protocol . It would also  create and send the forms automatically. Our contact is Francesco Calandriello, a Montréal lawyer that promoted this idea and is involved with the interpretation of the business rules. A small bursary is available for this project. 

    Big Data for HealtchcareNo better place than the Bioinformatics/Genomics project created by the AmpLab: University of California Berkeley to master ML in healthcare. Work with us on a new open source BigData DNA sequencing, visualization, provenance and analytics pipeline named AdamDevOps and SCALA developers WELCOME. Look at the reports from our students (all in French): Anna Klos,  Jean-Francois Hamelin and Jean-Philippe BondJean-Francois Hamelin,Jean-Philippe BondSébastien Servoles, David Lauzon, Michael Rudeen, Simon Grondin et Diego Alvarez. We are using Docker to move seemlessly from LapTop to AWS to demonstrate HPCC concepts using Spark

    (PACIQ): We need your help to continue with the evolution of the quality improvement and certification software (PACIQ) to be deployed at Sainte-Justine hospital as a first trial version. Following our prototype version 0.1, we expect small evolutions to be done to the front-end (Microsoft .Net 4, IIS7 and SQL Server) and Backend (Microsoft SSIS, SSAS and SSRS) following the trial period.

    (Your Genomic Report): Pharmacogenomics is the link between genomic and medication. We know that some patients are at risk when taking medication. We should do everything to prevent them from taking these medications. Continue to evolve the prototype to add other medication than Clopidogrel and Warfarin to the trial. Improve either the front-end or back-end (Hbase, HDFS, SSH, TomcatRest, JSON, Docker) or the report module (Java, HTML).

   Online survey software for the health industry: Work at the study, the design and the development of a survey system (i.e. a bit like survey Monkey), for doctors and nurses. Continue the work of Sébastien Dion (using Sping and Hibernate). Doctors, ( for example: must follow-up on patients to adjust their treatments. They need to know how things are going to act quickly when symptoms appear. This requires all kind of surveys to be sent to patients. Doctors cannot continue this by hand and would like to have an intelligent system to help out. Continue the work of Sébastien Dion and Hicham Tazouti.

     PaintBall Sentry: A just for fun project that is trying to find and shoot at moving targets (this is similar to the turret in Call of Duty). There are 3 sub-projects in this project: embedded software, vision software and turret management software: calibration, recording:

           1- Work on the vision algorithms;

           2- Work on the robot manager software that controls all the elements (state machine)

           3- Be part of the Mechanical Engineering team to enhance the robot.



Contact info

Office: A-4467
Phone: 514 396-8682
Fax: 514 396-8405