Data Science in Action

Data in Action: Helping AI Recognize Intent

Student Capstone Project

Oct 10 / 2018

Students from UBC’s Master of Data Science program worked with banking software company, Finn Ai, to pinpoint areas for improvement in the way their conversational assistants understand and respond to customer needs.

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Data in Action: Bringing Clarity to Transit Congestion

Student Capstone Project

Dec 05 / 2017

Working with Coast Mountain Bus Company, students from UBC’s Master of Data Science program designed a forecasting tool using bus route data to create more accurate schedules for TransLink’s largest operating company.

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Data in Action: Transplant Translation

Jun 01 / 2017

Data scientists are having a positive impact in the medical field – in ways never dreamed possible. Using a new automated RNA analysis platform that conducts biomarker blood tests, data scientists can monitor and treat heart transplant patients with a simple blood test instead of invasive biopsies. 

Using compiled data from the test, data scientists can identify a small number of proteins in the blood, which allows doctors to improve early diagnosis (post-transplant) of signs of acute organ rejection.

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Data in Action: Understanding the Gender Wage Gap

Jan 17 / 2017

For decades we’ve known that a gender wage gap exists, but only very recently, with the help of data science, have we been able to examine the issue from new angles, understand the contributing factors, and explore solutions to minimize or eliminate it.

When Vancouver-based Visier, a workforce intelligence solutions company, published their latest research study the data revealed a valuable insight.

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Data in Action: Informing Disaster Relief

Jan 17 / 2017

In response to natural disasters, data scientists are applying machine learning algorithms to Twitter feeds in real time to help relief teams efficiently map disasters.

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