F21-STAT 441/841 CM 763-Proposal

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Title: Making a String Telephone

Description: We use paper cups to make a string phone and talk with friends while learning about sound waves with this science project. (Explain your project in one or two paragraphs).

Project # 1 Group members:

Feng, Jared

Huang, Xipeng

Xu, Mingwei

Yu, Tingzhou

Title: Patch-based classification of lung cancers pathological images using convolutional neural networks

In this project, we explore the classification problem of lung cancer pathological images of some patients. The input images are from three categories of tumor types (LUAD, LUSD, and MESO), and the images have been split into patches in order to reducing the computational difficulty. The classification task is decomposed into patch level and whole image level. We experiment with three neural networks for patch-wise classification, and two classical machine learning models for patient classification. Techniques of feature extraction and sampling methods for training neural networks are also implemented and studied. Our results show that XGBoost on extracted feature vectors outperforms all other methods and achieves the accuracy of 67.86\% based on DenseNet-121 model for patch-wise classification.

Our poster is here.

Project # 2 Group members:

Anderson, Eric

Wang, Chengzhi

Zhong, Kai

Zhou, Yi Jing

Title: Data Poison Attacks

Description: Attempting to create a successful data poisoning attack

Project # 3 Group members:

Chopra, Kanika

Rajcoomar, Yush

Bhattacharya, Vaibhav

Title: Cancer Classification

Description: We will be classifying three tumour types based on pathological data.

Project # 4 Group members:

Li, Shao Zhong

Kerr, Hannah

Wong, Ann Gie

Title: Predicting "Pawpularity" of Pets with Image Regression

Description: Analyze raw images and metadata to predict the “Pawpularity” of pet photos to help guide shelters and rescuers around the world improve the appeal of their pet profiles, so that more animals can get adopted and animals can find their "furever" home faster.

Project # 5 Group members:

Chin, Jessie Man Wai

Ooi, Yi Lin

Shi, Yaqi

Ngew, Shwen Lyng

Title: The Application of Classification in Accelerated Underwriting (Insurance)

Description: Accelerated Underwriting (AUW), also called “express underwriting,” is a faster and easier process for people with good health condition to obtain life insurance. The traditional underwriting process is often painful for both customers and insurers. From the customer's perspective, they have to complete different types of questionnaires and provide different medical tests involving blood, urine, saliva and other medical results. Underwriters on the other hand have to manually go through every single policy to access the risk of each applicant. AUW allows people, who are deemed “healthy” to forgo medical exams. Since COVID-19, it has become a more concerning topic as traditional underwriting cannot be performed due to the stay-at-home order. However, this imposes a burden on the insurance company to better estimate the risk associated with less testing results.

This is where data science kicks in. With different classification methods, we can address the underwriting process’ five pain points: labor, speed, efficiency, pricing and mortality. This allows us to better estimate the risk and classify the clients for whether they are eligible for accelerated underwriting. For the final project, we use the data from one of the leading US insurers to analyze how we can classify our clients for AUW using the method of classification. We will be using factors such as health data, medical history, family history as well as insurance history to determine the eligibility.

Project # 6 Group members:

Wang, Carolyn

Cyrenne, Ethan

Nguyen, Dieu Hoa

Sin, Mary Jane

Title: Pawpularity (PetFinder Kaggle Competition)

Description: Using images and metadata on the images to predict the popularity of pet photos, which is calculated based on page view statistics and other metrics from the PetFinder website.

Project # 7 Group members:

Bhattacharya, Vaibhav

Chatoor, Amanda

Prathap Das, Sutej

Title: PetFinder.my - Pawpularity Contest [1]

Description: In this competition, we will analyze raw images and metadata to predict the “Pawpularity” of pet photos. We'll train and test our model on PetFinder.my's thousands of pet profiles.

Project # 8 Group members:

Yan, Xin

Duan, Yishu

Di, Xibei

Title: The application of classification on company bankruptcy prediction

Description: If a company goes bankrupt, all its employees will lose their jobs, and it is hard for them to find another suitable job in a short period. For the individual, the employee who loses the job due to bankruptcy will have no income for a period of time. This may lead to several negative consequences: increased homelessness as people do not have enough money to cover living expenses and increased crime rates as poverty increases. For the economy, if many companies go bankrupt at the same time, a huge number of employees will lose jobs, leading to a higher unemployment rate. This may cause a series of negative impact on the economy: loss of government tax revenue since the unemployed has no income and they do not need to pay the income taxes and increased inequality in the income distribution.

Therefore, it can be seen that company bankruptcy negatively influences the individual, government, society, and the economy, this makes the prediction on company bankruptcy extremely essential. The purpose of the project is to predict whether a company will go bankrupt.

Project # 9 Group members:

Loke, Chun Waan

Chong, Peter

Osmond, Clarice

Li, Zhilong

Title: Popularity of Shelter Pet Photo Prediction using Varied ML Techniques

Description: In this Kaggle competition, we will analyze raw images and metadata to predict the “Pawpularity” of pet photos.

Project # 10 Group members:

O'Farrell, Ethan

D'Astous, Justin

Hamed, Waqas

Vladusic, Stefan

Title: Pawpularity (Kaggle)

Description: Predicting the popularity of animal photos based on photo metadata

Project # 11 Group members:

JunBin, Pan

Title: TBD

Description: TBD

Project # 12 Group members:

Kar Lok, Ng

Muhan (Iris), Li

Wu, Mingze

Title: NFL Health & Safety - Helmet Assignment competition (Kaggle Competition)

Description: Assigning players to the helmet in a given footage of head collision in football play.

Project # 13 Group members:

Livochka, Anastasiia

Wong, Cassandra

Evans, David

Yalsavar, Maryam

Title: TBD

Description: TBD

Project # 14 Group Members:

Zeng, Mingde

Lin, Xiaoyu

Fan, Joshua

Rao, Chen Min

Title: Toxic Comment Classification, Kaggle

Description: Using Wikipedia comments labeled for toxicity to train a model that detects toxicity in comments.

Project # 15 Group Members:

Huang, Yuying

Anugu, Ankitha

Chen, Yushan

Title: Implementation of the classification task between crop and weeds

Description: Our work will be based on the paper Crop and Weeds Classification for Precision Agriculture using Context-Independent Pixel-Wise Segmentation.

Project # 16 Group Members:

Wang, Lingshan

Li, Yifan

Liu, Ziyi

Title: Implement and Improve CNN in Multi-Class Text Classification

Description: We are going to apply Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT) to classify real-world data (application to build an efficient case study interview materials classifier) and improve it algorithm-wise in the context of text classification, being supported with real-world data set. With the implementation of BERT, it allows us to further analyze the efficiency and practicality of the algorithm when dealing with imbalanced dataset in the data input level and modelling level. The dataset is composed of case study HTML files containing case information that can be classified into multiple industry categories. We will implement a multi-class classification to break down the information contained in each case material into some pre-determined subcategories (eg, behavior questions, consulting questions, questions for new business/market entry, etc.). We will attempt to process the complicated data into several data types(e.g. HTML, JSON, pandas data frames, etc.) and choose the most efficient raw data processing logic based on runtime and algorithm optimization.

Project # 17 Group members:

Malhi, Dilmeet

Joshi, Vansh

Syamala, Aavinash

Islam, Sohan

Title: Kaggle project: PetFinder.my - Pawpularity Contest

Description: In this competition, we will analyze raw images provided by PetFinder.my to predict the “Pawpularity” of pet photos.

Project # 18 Group members:

Yuwei, Liu

Daniel, Mao

Title: Sartorius - Cell Instance Segmentation (Kaggle) [2]

Description: Detect single neuronal cells in microscopy images

Project #19 Group members:

Samuel, Senko

Tyler, Verhaar

Zhang, Bowen

Title: NBA Game Prediction

Description: We will build a win/loss classifier for NBA games using player and game data and also incorporating alternative data (ex. sports betting data).

Project #20 Group members:

Mitrache, Christian

Renggli, Aaron

Saini, Jessica

Mossman, Alexandra

Title: Classification and Deep Learning for Healthcare Provider Fraud Detection Analysis

Description: TBD

Project # 21 Group members:

Wang, Kun

Title: TBD

Description : TBD

Project # 22 Group members:

Guray, Egemen

Title: Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSRS): SVM and Convolutional Neural Network

Description : I will build a prediction system to predict road signs in the German Traffic Sign Dataset using CNN.

Project # 23 Group members:


Title: Modeling Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria state through its genes expression activity

Description : Label Pseudomonas aeruginosa gene expression data through unsupervised learning (eg., EM algorithm) and then model the bacterial state as function of its genes expression