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UBC Statistics M.Sc. Co-op Student Presentations (2)

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Weining Hu and Shanshan Pi, UBC Statistics MSc. Students (Co-op)
Statistics Seminar
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)

4:00pm - 4:30pm:  Shanshan Pi

Title:  Nice Co-op Experience in Pediatric Anesthesia Research Team at BCCHR

Abstract:  I will first give a brief introduction of the Pediatric Anesthesia Research Team at BCCHR and then will talk about my two projects during my Co-op time: (1). Effectiveness of the NeuroSENSE for Monitoring the Hypnotic Depth of Anesthesia. (2). Integrating intraoperative physiology data into outcomes analysis for ACS national surgical quality improvement program.


4:30pm - 5:00pm:  Weining Hu

Title:   Statistical application for software engineering job in developing Alexa

Abstract:  In recent years, virtual assistants, such as Siri, Allo, and Alexa, have attracted a lot of attention, and many of these virtual assistants have been enabled in devices such as smart speakers, smartphones, and even cars. The popularity of virtual assistants has led to interesting problems in both research and engineering. In this presentation, I will give a brief overview of my co-op work as a software engineer intern with the Amazon Alexa Communications team in Toronto. In particular, I will present the infrastructure of Alexa; introduce the team I was working with and the products we released; and share with you some work that will require statistics knowledge from an engineer's perspective.