Dr. Tanya Schmah
Assistant Professor,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Ottawa
email: (my first initial and last name) (at) uottawa.ca .

Research interests

statistical machine learning, image registration, geometric mechanics

Undergraduate Research Projects now available:

Automated interpretation of video for detecting respiratory response in zebrafish;
Aerial spins of athletes;
Detecting lesions in neuroimages with neural networks
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If you're interested in one of these projects, or have ideas of your own for one, please get in touch. There are various possible sources of funding for paid research projects. One of these is the NSERC USRA, for which the uOttawa submission deadline is February 9th, 2018 (for tenure in summer 2018, fall 2018, and winter 2019) and the main acceptance criterion is your GPA.


Summer 2017

MAT4155 Elementary Manifold Theory

Winter 2017

MAT1702B Méthodes Mathématiques II
MAT4144/MAT5158 Introduction to Lie Groups

Winter 2016

MAT1348A Discrete Mathematics for Computing
MAT4996/CSI4103A/MAT5319 Foundations of Statistical Machine Learning

Brief Bio

Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, I worked at Rotman Research, Baycrest, and the University of Toronto, where I worked with Stephen Strother, Rich Zemel and Geoffrey Hinton applying statistics and machine learning to medical images and other "wide" data sets. From February 2004 to January 2007, I was a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Macquarie University, and before that a lecturer at the University of Warwick (U.K.). In 2001, I finished a doctorate under the supervision of Tudor Ratiu at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. A lot of my research has been in geometric mechanics, a field in which modern differential geometry is used to study classical mechanical problems. My main collaborators in this field have been Cristina Stoica, Mark Roberts and Darryl Holm.


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