Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) is partnering with the University of Toronto’s Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL) in order to leverage some of the world’s top undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of data analytics, computer science and kinesiology. These students will be working on complex sports problems to provide efficiency in daily training workflow and reveal insights in order to enhance performance.
The experiential DCSIL program focuses on bringing entrepreneurial startup education to University of Toronto students. It is taught by serial entrepreneur Professor Mario Grech and industry expert Sessional Instructor Julian Nadeau. It is also completed in collaboration with the program’s industry partners, who will provide real world challenges, subject matter expertise and mentorship.
CSI Pacific’s role in this partnership will be to donate data along with their sport partners, as well as to provide subject expertise. This work will be supported by the team in CSI Pacific’s Biomechanics & Performance Analysis led by Dr. Ming-Chang Tsai.
The theme of this term’s project will be “Sports”, more specifically determining sport-specific metrics from sensors and videos. The project will cover areas in:
- Automating extraction of training data
- Determining performance metrics
- Analytics and modelling
- Developing dashboard and iOS app(s) for reporting and real-time feedback
About CSI Pacific – (Canadian Sport Institute Pacific): Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.
Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (www.csipacific.ca) is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fuelled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Perform.
Our team of sport science, sport medicine, coaching & life services experts provide leading-edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.
About University of Toronto’s Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab (DCSIL)
The DCSIL program incubates and fosters business and engineering knowledge that has successfully produced many startups. The program program focuses on bringing software and startup specific education to undergraduate and graduate classes at the University of Toronto.