Cognitive Development Hub

Cognitive Development Hub

Cognitive Development Hub

Cognitive Development Hub

Cognitive Development Hub

Cognitive Development Hub

The Cognitive Development Hub, part of the Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) at Queen’s University, is a professional software design and development lab for data analytics and cognitive computing applications. It serves as a collaborative resource for cognitive and data-intensive research and application development for Queen’s University, other Ontario universities through its affiliation with the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP), IBM and other companies.

The rise in the use of AI and data analytics technologies in industry has led to a race to promote and advance these fields. Each technology has its own specialties, strengths and limitations making choosing between them overwhelming.  The Hub provides both technical and development support for projects involving natural language processing, machine learning, data analytics, text analysis and image analysis. Hub members have expertise in a variety of packages and software platforms including IBM Watson, R, SPSS, IBM Bluemix, Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark.

Job Opportunity

The Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research Chair is looking for two post-doctoral research fellows to participate in the development and testing of a smartphone application targeting military personnel and family members. The goal of this project is to collect data to train Watson in the conversational language that military personnel would use to describe mental health and emotional challenges, determine what features of a chatbot app would be helpful, and work with the Cognitive Development HUB team of data scientists at the Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC) at Queen’s to guide their development of the Military Version of the application.   The incumbent will have excellent collaborative opportunities with a diverse group of mental health scholars and data scientists.

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Queen’s University and PRS Group create new innovative partnership

A new agreement will see Queen’s become the research and development hub for The PRS Group, a leading firm specializing in quantitative analysis-based risk forecasts.
PRS logo“The PRS Group | Queen’s University Artificial Intelligence Initiative unites two innovative partners in support of cutting-edge research and student learning,” says John Fisher, Interim Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen’s. “This collaboration with The PRS Group will provide faculty and graduate students with valuable opportunities to engage in hands-on learning and research with numerous organizations. Additionally, this partnership establishes Queen’s as the research and development hub for the company, growing our research reputation. I want to thank our Office of Partnerships & Innovation for their efforts in establishing this relationship.

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