Radiation Oncology Clinic Data Visualizations - either COMP 396 or MDPH 396 - Undergrad. Research Proj. Application Form

Supervisor's Name: EITHER:
Laurie Hendren
John Kildea
Supervisor's Email: hendren [at] cs.mcgill.ca john.kildea [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone:    
Supervisor's Website: www.sable.mcgill.ca/~hendren  
Supervisor's department: Computer Science Medical Physics
Course number: COMP 396 MDPH 396
Term: Fall 2015-2016
Project start date: Friday, September 4, 2015
Project end date: Monday, December 7, 2015
Project title: Radiation Oncology Clinic Data Visualizations

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The Radiation Oncology Department at the MUHC serves many cancer patients, and must deal with very complex scheduling issues. Since most of the information is stored electronically, there is a rich set of data available, but good reports and visualizations of the data are required in order to leverage this information.
This project would be to design some general purpose reports/visualizations that could be generated daily/weekly/monthly and yearly, and would help in improving the functioning of the radiation oncology clinics, which would benefit both the patients and the physicians.
The student would first learn about the database containing the data, and would then meet with members of radiation oncology to determine which sorts of information would be most useful. The student would then design several general purpose reports that could be used to generate easy-to-understand visualizations of the data.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 50% final report; 25% reaching milestones and actively participating in group meetings; 25% quality of developed software.

Other project information: This project may be taken as either COMP 396 (Computer Science, supervised by Prof. Laurie Hendren) or MDPH 396 (Medical Physics, supervised by Dr. John Kildea).

Project status: This project is taken.

How students can apply / Next steps: For COMP 396, contact hendren [at] cs.mcgill.ca ; for MDPH 396, contact john.kildea [at] mcgill.ca.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.