Visualizations of lab results in the Radiation Oncology Patient app - either COMP 396 or MDPH 396 - Undergrad. Research Proj. Application Form

Supervisor's Name: EITHER:
Laurie Hendren
John Kildea
Supervisor's Email: hendren [at] john.kildea [at]
Supervisor's Phone:    
Supervisor's Website:  
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: Visualizations of lab results in the Radiation Oncology Patient app

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Over the last year a multidisciplinary group from Radiation Oncology, Medical Physics and Computer Science have been developing an app for radiation oncology patients.
The purpose of this project would be to extend the functionality of the app to include visualizations of lab results for the patient, in such a way as the data is easy to browse and understand, and perhaps also provides some historical trends, to show patterns in the lab results.
The student would first learn about the current patient app, and would then interview physicians to learn about the types of lab results that would be useful. The student would then design the mechanism for extracting the correct information to be available for the app, and design and implement the visualizations.

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% meeting milestones and active participation in group meetings; 25% quality of implemented solution.

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 open to applicant.

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

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.