Projects

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Identification of high-frequency periodic acoustic fish tags with deep learning

Project Type
AI & Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Aquaculture

Lead Investigator
Dr. Stan Matwin

HQP’s
Santosh Medisetty
Kayalvizhi Thanigainathan

Problem: Researchers must search through a database of acoustic data to find specific data points. It is time-consuming and inefficient use of researchers’ time.

Solution: A machine learning model was trained to be able to identify acoustic pings that are connected to specific tags, making tracking tags more easy.

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Integrating multiple deep learning models to track and classify at-risk fish species near commercial infrastructure

Problem: A manual process in counting fish required significant human effort to review a range of data types, including video footage. The process to review was time-consuming to search and find patterns in.

Solution: Train a computer to be able to identify various types of media and then connect them to each other in order to efficiently track trajectories. 
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Project Type
AI & Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Marine Energy

Lead Investigator
Dr. Chris Whidden

HQP’s
Vishnu Kandimalla
Shyam Aghara

Pairing Meteorological and Power Data for Marine Hybrid Electric Boats

Project Type
AI & Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Marine Operations

Lead Investigator
Dr. Chris Whidden

HQP’s
Mohamed Muzamil H
Rex Ramos

Problem: Merging data from a range of sources to develop a prediction model about the power usage of vessels.

Solution: A light weight prediction model was developed to guide future data collection and optimize movement speeds and consumption to limit environmental impacts.

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Benthic Ecosystem Mapping and Engagement (BEcoME project)

Problem: A large image repository where photos need to be identified based on certain characteristics, but the process is time-consuming and prone to error.

Solution: A deep learning model trained to identify photos quickly and efficiently, reducing human error.

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Project Type
AI & Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Ocean health

Lead Investigator
Dr. Chris Whidden

HQP’s
Dr. Scott Lowe
Amit Robert Baroi

Phase 2: Smart Buoy Redundancy Model Optimization

Project Type
AI & Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Logistics

Lead Investigator
Dr. Luis Torgo

HQP’s
Amruth Sagar Kuppili

Problem: A fail-safe for when the main data source is not available to provide up-to-date information.

Solution: Provide redundancy in the measured variables that will be able to predict conditions in case the main source goes offline. 

Automating the Analysis of Fish School Recognition in Echograms in the Bay of Fundy

Problem: Labour intensive effort to write complex detailed reports based on processed acoustic data.

Solution: Write R script that will provide a template quarterly and annual report.

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Project Type
Advanced Analytics

Area/Sector
Renewable energy

Lead Investigator
Dr. Stan Matwin

HQP’s
Mahtab Sarvmaili

SeRViz: an Interactive Visualization Framework for the Analysis of Sequential Rules and Frequent Itemsets

Project Type
Data Visualizations

Area/Sector
Logistics

Lead Investigator
Dr. Fernando V. Paulovich

HQP’s
Asal Jalilvand

Problem: Complex data from a range of sources can be difficult to comprehend and analyze. Dozens of patterns in events occur, each with a different outcome.

Solution: Create a data visualization dashboard that displays the data in easily consumable way, and allows for the emergence of patterns.

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Shipping Container Code Classification and Prediction

Problem: Significant volumes of data requires cleaning prior to being processed. It is a labour intensive and error prone process to address repetition, inconsistencies, and errors in the data. 

Solution: A model was developed to help automate and expedite the cleaning and processing of data, reducing human effort.

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Project Type
Advanced Analytics

Area/Sector
Logistics

Lead Investigator
Dr. Vlado Keselj

HQP’s
Tukai Pain

Whales from Space: Surveying Baleen Whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence using VHR Satellite Imagery

Project Type
AI & Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Logistics

Lead Investigator
Dr. Boris Worm, Dr. Sageev Oore

HQP’s
Mirerfan Gheibi

Problem: Hundreds of thousands of images needed to be reviewed created significant human effort to sort and identify whales and other mammals.

Solution: A model was developed to quickly sort through images, reducing human effort by more than half.

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Phase 1: Smart Atlantic Buoy Redundancy Model Protyping

Problem: Buoy data is required for port decision making, without an alternative to identify values when the buoy is unavailable.

Solution: Identify and collect a broad range of land station and buoy data to explore a range of algorithms to determine determine if machine leaning can predict the wind speed and wave height from the Smart Atlantic Buoy.

Project Type
Predictive Model

Area/Sector
Marine Operations

Lead Investigator
Dr. Luis Torgo

HQP’s
Jesuseyi Fasuyi

Tracking Illegal Fishing with AIS Data

Project Type
AI and Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Fisheries, Marine Risk

Lead Investigator
Dr. Stan Matwin

HQP’s
Gashin Ghazizadeh

Problem:Some vessels in the ocean are fishing illegally and can be difficult to find and identify.

Solution:Computer vision tracks vessel AIS data to identify those operating illegally fishing vessel patterns and behaviours.

Automatic detection and classification of marine biogenic habitats, species and substrates

Problem: There is an increasing demand for imagery data to monitor coastal and offshore Canadian waters.

Solution: Develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered software that classifies more than 30 features including species and types of habitats in the coastal subtidal zone of the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia.

Project Type
AI and Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Ocean health

HQP’s
Harsh Gawai

eDNA Data Organization

Project Type
Data Strategy

Area/Sector
Ocean health

HQP’s
Michael Wright 

Problem: New software requires eDNA data input in a specific format that differs from current data storage methods.

Solution: Streamline and clean eDNA data and create a data pipeline for new input interface for future applications.

Crustacean Carapace Assessment: Model Training

Problem:Fishers manually evaluate crustaceans carapace on-vessel during fishing.

Solution: Optimize on-vessel decision-making and crew time by measuring and evaluating crustaceans through a machine learning model output.

Project Type
AI and Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Fisheries

HQP’s
Ibrahim Oguntola

Active Learning for Fish School Recognition

Project Type
AI and Machine Learning

Area/Sector
Renewable Energy

Lead Investigator
Dr. Sageev Oore

HQP’s
Dr. Scott Lowe

Problem: The scale at which data is collected is ever increasing, since static echosounder stations can collect data around the clock, endlessly, at a pace that can not be matched by human analysts performing manually annotations.

Solution: Echofilter replaces a complicated and time-consuming manual process, reducing the total time required for a human to pre-process the data by more than half.

 

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