DSI Welcomes SUDS Scholars

The Data Sciences Institute (DSI) welcomes carefully selected undergraduate students from across Canada for a rich data sciences research experience. Through the SUDS Research Program, undergraduate students interested in exploring data science as a career path, have an exciting opportunity to engage in hands-on research supervised by DSI member researchers across the three U of T campuses and external partners. SUDS research opportunities are solicited from U of T faculty members and funding partner scientists focused on data sciences methodology applications in any research area. 

2024 SUDS Scholar

SUDS Research Opportunity and Supervisor

Yahya Abdullah Alhabboub
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Learning the DNA characteristics of mutational processes in cancer
Juri Reimand, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Mohamed Khalid Aljudaibi
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Robustness and transparency for machine learning models
Rahul Krishnan, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Faisal Melfy Alkulaib
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
GPU-accelerated Gene Regulatory Network Construction
Gary Bader, Terrence Donnely Centre for Cellular & Biomedical Research, University of Toronto
Ebtihal Hani Almashama
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
AI for Examining Commercial Determinants of Health in Online Gaming and Gambling
Zahra Shakeri, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Suliman Alraqebah
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Bioinformatics of long-read sequencing technologies
Lisa Strug, The Hospital for Sick Children
Rakan Hadi Alsallum
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Discover an ultra-diverged RNA virus in the human brain
Artem Babaian, Department of Molecular Genetics, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Waleed Adel Alsarhani
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Development of deep learning solutions for 4D image segmentation of spatial omics data
Ahilya Sawh, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto
Hassan Alsayhah
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Meta-analysis of randomized control clinical trial data
Charlie Boone, Terrence Donnely Centre for Cellular & Biomedical Research Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Fatemah Alsolaiman
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Improving a flexible search system for high-accuracy identification of biological entities and molecules using AI
Gary Bader, Terrence Donnely Centre for Cellular & Biomedical Research, University of Toronto
Shouq Alsulami
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
The Impact of Solid Organ Transplantation on Work and Earnings
Karim Ladha, Unity Health Toronto
Abdulaziz Essam AlTelmissani
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Developing an intelligent health equity dashboard
Myrtede Alfred, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
Ola Alyazidi
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Comparative genomics of cell types
Jesse Gillis, Department of Physiology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Siddharth Arya
University of Toronto
Robustness and transparency for machine learning models
Rahul Krishnan, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Ning Bao
University of Toronto
Developing an intelligent health equity dashboard
Myrtede Alfred, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
Maxwell Bridgewater
University of Toronto
Machine Learning to Uncover the Oldest Light in the Universe
Adam Hincks, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Muhammad Enrizky Brillian
University of Toronto
Few-shot action recognition in video data
Jose Zariffa, University Health Network
Christopher Cao
University of Toronto
Automated Text Analysis of Fake News and Biased News
Spike W.S. Lee, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
David Carter
University of Toronto
Mass extinctions and nocturnal behaviour: an analysis of the cryptic activity patterns of arthropods
Maxwell Shafer, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Varun Datta
University of Toronto
Retention & Graduation by Design: Unveiling Predictive Paths to Student Success
Susan McCahan, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
Advika Gudi
University of Toronto
Engagement, Recruitment and Retention of Small-to-Medium Enterprises in the Skilled Trades in Ontario: Understanding the Impact of the Employer Through an Occupational Lens
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Muying Hui
University of British Columbia
The link between neuroinflammation and neurological markers of depression
Jean Chen, Baycrest
Robin Huo
University of Toronto
Bridging the gap between speech sciences and machine learning for speech processing
Ewan Dunbar, Department of French, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Torotno
Yiwei Jiang
University of Toronto
Dating stars with contrastive learning
Jo Bovy, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Jahin Kabir
University of Toronto
Using single-cell data analysis approaches to inform the design of iNKT-targeted cancer immunotherapies
Jastara Singh, Department of Immunology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Mishaal Kandapath
University of Toronto
Applying Data Science Tools to Examine the Wiring Principles of an Intact Neural System
Mei Zhen, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Tae-Kyeong Kim
University of Toronto
Developing Sleep Behavioural Model using Transfer Learning Approaches
Camellia Zakaria, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
Jessica Li
University of Toronto
Population genomics of an insect outbreak
John Stinchbombe, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Yifan Liu
University of Toronto
Interactive approaches to automatic source code summarization using deep learning
Eldan Cohen, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
Tenzin Migmar
McMaster University
AI-based Multi-Sensor Processing for Real-time Analytics in the Medical Imaging Department
Andrew Brown, Unity Health Toronto
Melody Nguyen
University of Toronto
Understanding the Neural Correlates of Attention in Children via Neuroimaging Data
Tom Chau, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Bilin Nong
University of Toronto
Data science and global health: investigating the relationship between disease and data science methodology
Aya Mitani, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Nevan Opp
Carleton University
Equitable Streets: Unveiling the Impact of Automatic Speed Enforcement on Road Safety Disparities in Guelph
Brice Kuimi, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Paulette Peram
McGill University
Multiomics data analysis and visualization to investigate cross-talk between cells in integrated organ-on-a-chip models
Hagar Labouta, Unity Health Toronto
Hannah Permaul Flores
University of Toronto
Climate Change Adaptation in Brazil: Long Term Impacts of Rainfed Water Cisterns on Health Outcomes
Gustavo J. Bobonis, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Shivesh Prakash
University of Toronto
Development of deep learning model for accelerating chemical reaction discovery
Hans-Arno Jacobsen, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto
Ayaan Rashid
University of Toronto
Discover an ultra-diverged RNA virus in the human brain
Artem Babaian, Department of Molecular Genetics, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Rodrigo Reyes Feregrino
University of Toronto
Applying Data Science Tools to Examine the Wiring Principles of an Intact Neural System
Mei Zhen, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Olena Savych
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Characterizing the relationship between environmental exposures and breast cancer risk among a cohort of high-risk women
Joanne Kotsopoulos, Women's College Hospital
Faisal Shaik
University of Toronto
Development of deep learning solutions for 4D image segmentation of spatial omics data
Ahilya Sawh, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto
Elliot Sicheri
University of Toronto
AI to decipher subclass switching across cancers
Kieran Campbell, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Wael Sulais
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
AI-based Multi-Sensor Processing for Real-time Analytics in the Medical Imaging Department
Andrew Brown, Unity Health Toronto
Zack Steine
University of Toronto
Combining Theory and Data in Machine Learning Applications in Astronomy
Joshua Speagle, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Joseph Tang
University Of Toronto Mississauga
Searching for Stellar Streams with 10 Million Stars in the Milky Way
Li Ting, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Daisy Thomas
University of Toronto
The Impact of Solid Organ Transplantation on Work and Earnings
Karim Ladha, Unity Health Toronto
Rachel Way
Simon Fraser University
Automated Text Analysis of Fake News and Biased News
Spike W.S. Lee, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Luke Weizhi
University of Toronto
Galactic Paleontology: Uncovering the Assembly History of Dwarf Galaxies using their Surviving Stars
Joshua Speagle, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto
Zeke Weng
University of Toronto
Characterizing the molecular basis of social recognition in the nose
Tatsuya Tsukahara, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Nicholas Wong
University of Toronto Mississauga
Using Natural Language Processing to Understand Naturalistic Speech Perception Herrman
Bjorn Herrmann, Baycrest
Rogers Yang
University of Toronto
Using advanced machine learning approaches to optimize psychological test efficiency interview
Kang Lee, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Gabriel You
University of Toronto
AI for Examining Commercial Determinants of Health in Online Gaming and Gambling
Zahra Shakeri, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Keren Zhang
University of Toronto
Learning the DNA characteristics of mutational processes in cancer
Judi Reimand, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Jierui Zhu
University of Toronto
Diffusion Policies for Discrete and Continuous Actions
Florian Shkurti, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga

2023 SUDS Scholar

SUDS Research Opportunity and Supervisor

Tsz Ying Chan
University of Toronto
A Climate Downscaling Workflow for Engineering and Climate Impacts Analysis: UTCDW
Paul Kushner, Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science, UofT
Mahe Chen
University of Toronto
Understanding memory in mice
Sheena Josselyn, Neurosicences & Mental Health Labs, The Hospital for Sick Children
Andrew Chung
University of Toronto
Algorithms and Statistical Tests for Real-World Adaptive Experiments to Enhance and Personalize Technology Interventions for Education, Mental/Physical Health, & Behaviour Change
Joseph Jay Williams, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Jan-Philip Jasper Gerigk
University of Toronto
Designing Flexible Neural Architectures for 3DV
Igor Gilitschenski, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, University of Toronto Mississauga, UofT
Catherine Guan
University of Toronto
The Data Science of a Satisfying, Purposeful, and Engaging life
Felix Cheung, Department. of Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Congrong He
University of Toronto
Applying Data Science Tools to Examine the Computational and Operational Principles of an Intact Neural System
Mei Zhen, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Jackson Howe
University of Waterloo
Integrative Supervised Machine Leaning Model for Cancer Risk Stratification
Sushant Kumar, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network
Shanxun Hu
University of Toronto
Development of data science tools to query administrative database
Laura Rosella, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, UofT
Akil Huang
University of Toronto
Automated text analysis of liberal and conservative news
Spike W. S. Lee, Department. of Psychology, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T
Lu Huang
University of Toronto
The evolution of genetic variation underlying phenomes
Jacqueline Sztepanacz, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, UofT
Amanda Illeperuma
University of Western Ontario
Supporting Canadian Apprentices in the Construction and Industrial Sectors: Genetic and Epigenetic Analyses of Mental Health
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, UofT
Finlay Korol-O'Dwyer
University of Toronto
Transferring Generative Adversarial Network (GAN): Augmentation from Limited Patients' Data
Xilin Liu, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, UofT
Adele Lauzon
University of Toronto
Teaching experimentation on raw data using multiverse analysis
Nathan Taback, Department. of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
George Xuanyi Li
University of Toronto
Unleashing the power of student data analytics
Greg Evans, Institute for Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Engineering Education and Practice, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, UofT
Yiwen Li
University of Toronto
Algorithmic (Un)Fairness in Biomedical Informatics: Where are we at?
Jesse Gronsbell, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, U of T
Bryant Bak-Yin Lim
University of Toronto
Coronavirus in the Urban Built Environment (CUBE): LTC Prediction Model
Michael Fralick, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System
Xiaofeng Liu
University of Toronto
Land market frictions in India and historical housing discrimination and zoning in North America
Aradhya Sood, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough, UofT
Connor MacKeigan
University of Toronto
Map the "Rivers" on the Sky using Astronomical Datasets
Ting Li, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Sanchaai Mathiyarasan
University of Toronto
Analyzing and improving the performance of a network community detection algorithm using mathematical optimization
Samin Aref, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, UofT
Preet Mistry
University of Toronto
Bridging the gap between quantum chemistry and deep learning
Hans-Arno Jacobson, Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, UofT
Ruoqing Mo
University of Toronto
Mathematical Optimization for Interpretable Machine Learning
Eldan Cohen, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, UofT
Bilin Nong
University of Toronto
A Comparison of Missing Data Methods for Clinical Trials
Kuan Liu, Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, U of T
Yuanhan Peng
University of Toronto
Modelling Missing Data in a New Dataset on Universities Worldwide
Elizabeth Buckner, Department of Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, UofT
Athulram Rajagopal
University of Toronto
Computational cancer biology opportunity in Salmena lab
Leonardo Salmena, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, UofT
Peter Shi
University of Toronto
Mapping the chemical structure of the Milky Way with neural nets and SDSS-V
Jo Bovy, David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Ke Shi
University of Toronto
Learning Analytics for Improved Design of Programs of Study
Alison Gibbs, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Ziqi Shu
University of Toronto
Understand what predictive models can be used to Prevent School Dropouts
Zahra Shakeri, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, UofT
Emiliya Stolyarova
University of Toronto
Deciphering the chemo-genomic networks involved in telomere integrity and senescence
Lea Harrington, Department of Biochemistry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, UofT
Kevin Sun
University of Toronto
Machine learning to facilitate quality appraisal
Andrea Tricco, Unity Health Toronto
Brandon Tang
University of Toronto
Does ectopic fat mediate the relationship between lifestyle and biological risk factors and the incidence of disease or death?
Amy Kirkham, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, UofT
Xiaoning Wang
University of Toronto
Using Natural Language Processing to Understand Naturalistic Speech Perception
Bjorn Herrmann, Baycrest
Yihan Wang
University of Toronto
Uncovering the Ages of Stars with Probabilistic Machine Learning
Joshua Speagle, Department of Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Aerin Wang
University of Toronto
Identification of progenitor cell populations from human pluripotent stem cell derived fetal lung cells
Amy Wong, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Labs, SKH
Kunzhi Yu
University of Toronto
Computer Vision to Capture Patient Flow Data in the Medical Imaging Department
Andrew Brown, Unity Health Toronto
Junlong Zhang
University of Toronto
Machine Learning for Healthcare
Rahul Krishnan, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Yu Zhang
University of Toronto
Computational models of social factors in language
Suzanne Stevenson, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Emily Zhang
McGill University
Abnormal brain cell activity in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease
Kaori Takehara, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Science, U of T

2022 SUDS Scholars

SUDS Research Opportunity and Supervisor

Molly Borritt
McGill University
Supporting Canadian Apprentices in the Construction and Industrial Sectors: Genetic and Epigenetic Analyses of Mental Health
Behdin Nowrouzi-kia, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, UofT
Hriday Chheda
University of Toronto
Analyzing the performance of community detection algorithms in social networks and random graphs
Aref Samin, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, UofT
Linxi Chen
University of Toronto
Modeling heterogeneous covariance patterns in high-dimensional brain imaging data.
Jun Young Park, Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Pan Chen
University of Toronto
Investigating Data Features for Reproducibility of Robust Educational Data Models
Michael Liut, Mathematical & Computational Science, University of Toronto Mississauga, UofT
Linxia Li

University of Toronto
Sensitivity Testing of Canadian Insurance Data

Silvana Pesenti, Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Zhijian Ling
University of Toronto
ServiceMiner: Automated Data-Driven Simulation Mining in Service Systems
Dmitry Krass, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, UofT
Cameron Dufault
McMaster University
AI classification of cancer patients into novel YAP-dependent subtypes.
Kieran Campbell, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
David Fang
University of Toronto
Understanding language use and inference through text mining
Sam Maglio, Management, University of Toronto Scarborough, UofT
Yutong Lu
University of Toronto
Advance causal inference analysis in R: A software Review
Kuan Liu, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, U of T
Zhiyuan Lu
University of Toronto
Visualizing knowledge
Michelle Alexopoulos, Economics, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Sarah Mansoor
University of Toronto
Disparities in climate-induced health outcomes in the Greater Toronto Area
Prof. Rohan Alexander, Faculty of Information and Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Anthony McCanny
University of Toronto
The Data Science of a Satisfying, Purposeful, and Engaging Life
Felix Cheung, Psychology, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Andrew Gritsevskiy

University of Toronto
Investigating how the brain encodes memory
Sheena Josselyn, The Hospital for Sick Children
Ava Oveisi

University of Toronto
Interactive approaches to automatic source code summarization using deep learning
Eldan Cohen, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, UofT
Yun Shen
University of Toronto
Content analysis of over 150 years of news and articles
Periklis Andritsos, Faculty of Information, UofT
Lauren Gill
University of British Columbia
Data Science for White Shark Conservation
Vianey Leos Barajas, Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Chaerin Song
University of Toronto
Machine learning application to financial news in Korean and Japanese
Mark Manger, Political Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Amal Koodoruth
McGill University
Algorithmic Reparation: Analyzing and Improving the Bias-Fixing Algorithms in Data Science
Prof. Ahmed, Ishtiaque, Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, U of T
Yingke Wang
University of Toronto
Machine learning for chronic disease management
Rahul Krishnan, Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Jasmin Lee
University of Toronto
Implementation of serological and molecular tools to inform COVID-19 patient management: protocol for the GENCOV prospective cohort study
Jordan Lerner-Ellis, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Cecilia Kelly Minar Widjaja
University of Toronto
Phylo-genomics
Asher Cutter, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Grace Yu
University of Toronto
Mapping the Milky Way a Million Light Years
Ting Li, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Tian Yu
University of Toronto
Transferring Generative Adversarial Network (GAN): Augmentation from Limited Patients' Data
Xilin Liu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, UofT
Yupeng Zhang
University of Toronto
Learning analytics for improved student learning
Alison Gibbs, Statistical Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Wentao Zhou
University of Toronto
Neural networks for classifying capnography waveforms
Aaron Conway, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, UofT
Kitty Chen
University of Ottawa
Public health decision support tools to prevent chronic disease
Laura Rosella, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, UofT
Ruisi Rachel Li
University of Toronto
Association of repeats in the SLC9A3 region with lung phenotypes in cystic fibrosis
Lisa Strug, The Hospital for Sick Children
Jiaying (Lynn) Li
University of Toronto
Diversification and evolution of ubiquitin across the Kingdom Fungi
Yan Wang, Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough, UofT
Jiakai Shi
University of Toronto
Algorithms and Statistical Tests for Real-World Adaptive Experiments to Enhance and Personalize Technology Interventions for Education, Mental/Physical Health, & Behaviour Change
Joseph Jay Williams, Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, U of T
Dien Nguyen
University of Toronto
Investigating the effects of cystic fibrosis drug treatments on human stem cell-derived lung models using single-cell RNA sequencing
Amy Wong, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, SKH
Tina Tsan
University of Toronto
Evaluating the contribution of dissolved inorganic carbon and alkalinity from pyrite oxidation to the marine carbon budget
Ulrich Wortmann, Earth Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, UofT
Zhenyu Wang
University of Toronto
Sociotemporal embedding of slang
Yang Xu, Computer Science, Faculty of Arts & Science, UofT
Kiran Deol
University of Alberta
Real-time visualization of important variables along low-dimensional manifolds
Yun Williams Yu, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough, UofT
Rory Gao
University of Toronto
Machine learning for Automated segmentation of Confocal Images
Mei Zhen, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

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