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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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February 13, 2012

Speaker: Dr. Jiming Liu, Chair Professor in Computer Science, and Associate Dean of Science, Hong Kong Baptist University

Title: Modelling Ontario's Health Care System: Case Studies in Cardiac Care

Abstract: In this talk, I will present our current research on modeling wait time in Ontario cardiac care. Based on public data sources (e.g., on the performance of hospitals in Ontario), we aim to understand: (1) wait time causal relationships between connected units in the system, (2) the impacts of neighbourhood profiles and hospital characteristics on wait time, and (3)the effectiveness of adaptive resource allocation in improving the services.The research questions addressed and the structural equation modeling and queueing modeling methods demonstrated in our studies provide new insights into ways of evidence-based policy-making.

Biography: Dr. Jiming Liu is Chair Professor in Computer Science and Associate Dean of Science (Research) at Hong Kong Baptist University. He was Professor and Director of School of Computer Science at University of Windsor. Prof. Liu received Master of Arts from Concordia University, and Master of Engineering and PhD both in Electrical Engineering from McGill University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. Prof. Liu's current research focuses on multi-agent Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC) and real-world complex systems/complex networks (e.g., health and health systems). Prof. Liu has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part B, and Computational Intelligence, among others.