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Student Profile: Sami Ma

Computing Science Master student in the Faculty of Applied Science

December 21, 2020
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I would describe myself as introverted, patient, and hard-working. My research interests are in machine learning, software (quality), and cloud computing. I worked as a Software Engineer at AltumView Systems Inc., and my hobbies are in video games and anime.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

I heard that SFU had a good computer science program, which is what I had intended to go into. Additionally, SFU is relatively close to my home.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.

My research is in utilizing sonar data and video footage in machine learning tools to enumerate or count salmon swimming by. The tool will aim to recognize salmon species, track, and automatically  count the number of salmon. The project's purpose is to empower First Nations' fisheries and give management constant and accurate information about in-season salmon.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

I enjoy learning about various technological tools and techniques about computers and software in general. The research team on my project is helpful and SFU provides me with good resources, computing and research papers, to help further my own research.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?

BC Graduate Scholarship

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sami-ma