Computer Science Department Thesis Defense - Arunim Garg

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Rachael Wang
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Please join the Computer Science Department for the upcoming thesis defense:

Presenter: Arunim Garg

Thesis title: Using data analytics to improve health human resource planning in Ontario, Canada

Abstract: Health human resource planning is an essential component of any healthcare system. Having the right number of physicians, with the right skills in the right place is important to ensuring that a population has the appropriate healthcare resources. Family physicians in Canada provide all of the primary care to the population and deliver a broad range of services to their patients. Previous research has shown that rural family physicians often work to a much broader extent of their scope of practice than their urban colleagues. For example, in Ontario, Canada, a greater number of these rural generalist physicians typically practice in emergency departments, provide inpatient hospital care and obstetrical services than urban family physicians. Although previous studies offer evidence about family physicians and their scope of practice, they often suffer from low survey response rates and recall bias in estimating the number of services and the time spent doing these activities. In this research, I use ICES Physician Database which contains physician demographic information, billing specialty, and their full-time equivalent status, and Ontario Health Insurance Plan database which contains billing codes submitted by all physicians across Ontario for services provided to patients in the year of 2017. I analyze these datasets to understand the disparity of physician services in northern and southern Ontario and furthermore machine learning is used to conduct predictive analyses using the above-mentioned datasets.

I use machine learning to find the most important features for the prediction of family physicians based on their practice and the prediction of family physicians’ rurality and practice2 location. Understanding the factors that are most important in family physicians’ practice, and their location of work will help extract data points that can be directly used in the allocation models to achieve better health human resource planning, since the policymakers would be able to focus on the relevant factors that are part of the insights gathered from this research. I also perform a systematic literature review for the investigation of various machine learning techniques used for numerous medical applications which are published in highly reputable venues in recent years. I found that machine learning techniques like random forests, Naive Bayes, support vector machines, and k-nearest neighbours are the most common and effective machine learning techniques being used for tabular medical datasets for various tasks. I employ these machine learning techniques on family physician and billing datasets to get essential and new insights in this field. After conducting the review, it was established that while machine learning was preferred for tabular data, deep learning was solely used for image and textual data.

Committee Members:
Dr. Vijay Mago (supervisor, committee chair), Dr. Garima Bajwa, Dr. Michael S. Dohan (Business Administration)

Please contact grad.compsci@lakeheadu.ca for the Zoom link.
Everyone is welcome.

Cancelled - Thunderwolves Volleyball vs. Waterloo Warriors

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
CJ Sanders Fieldhouse Gym
Event Contact Name: 
Laura Ferguson
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Cancelled

Come cheer on the Lakehead Thunderwolves Volleyball team as they take on the Waterloo Warriors! The Wolves takes on the Warriors at 6 pm on Friday January 28th, and 12:00 pm on Saturday January 29th.

Tickets are available online at https://luathletics.lakeheadu.ca/.

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Cancelled - Thunderwolves Volleyball vs. Waterloo Warriors

Event Date: 
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm EST
Event Location: 
CJ Sanders Fieldhouse Gym
Event Contact Name: 
Laura Ferguson
Event Contact E-mail: 

Cancelled

Come cheer on the Lakehead Thunderwolves Volleyball team as they take on the Waterloo Warriors! The Wolves takes on the Warriors at 6 pm on Friday January 28th, and 12:00 pm on Saturday January 29th.

Tickets are available online at https://luathletics.lakeheadu.ca/

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Cancelled - Thunderwolves Basketball vs. Windsor Lancers

Event Date: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm EST
Event Location: 
CJ Sanders Fieldhouse Gym
Event Contact Name: 
Laura Ferguson
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This game has been cancelled.

Come cheer on the Lakehead Thunderwolves Basketball teams as they take on the Windsor Lancers!
The Women's team plays at 6 pm both Friday January 21st, and Saturday January 22nd, while the Men's team plays at 8 pm both nights.

Tickets are available online at https://luathletics.lakeheadu.ca/

This game has been cancelled.

Being Future Ready

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Virtual
Event Contact Name: 
Kyle Neabel
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The world of work is changing rapidly. Learn how these changes will affect you, challenges you can expect to face, and how you can set yourselves up for success now and in the future.

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Getting and Building Good Student Credit

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Virtual
Event Contact Name: 
Kyle Neabel
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NOW is always the right time to learn about credit and building good habits. Join us to chat about the ins and outs of credit. You’ll be all set when you need to borrow.

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International Students Banking in Canada

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Virtual
Event Contact Name: 
Kyle Neabel
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International Students: Banking in Canada
As an international student, coming to Canada can be exciting but it also can be very busy. While you’re getting used to your new surroundings, the last thing you want to think about is your finances. This workshop explores banking and how it works in Canada.

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Understanding Ontario’s Personal Income Tax, Credits and Benefits Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Zoom Webinar
Event Contact Name: 
Melanie Oakes
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How well do you understand Ontario’s personal income tax, credits and benefit programs? How does it all work in a year disrupted by a pandemic? Will your income for 2021 be significantly impacted by year end and change what you normally qualify for? This free, one-hour webinar will help you understand personal income tax, credits and benefits, and how they are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Regardless of your age, income level, or time of year it is, your time will be well spent.

Understanding Ontario’s Personal Income Tax, Credits and Benefits Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Zoom Webinar
Event Contact Name: 
Melanie Oakes
Event Contact E-mail: 

How well do you understand Ontario’s personal income tax, credits and benefit programs? How does it all work in a year disrupted by a pandemic? Will your income for 2021 be significantly impacted by year end and change what you normally qualify for? This free, one-hour webinar will help you understand personal income tax, credits and benefits, and how they are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Regardless of your age, income level, or time of year it is, your time will be well spent.

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