Building a population of human cardiac cell models using public participation to explore and compute the parameter space
Computing a population of models (that is a model with differing sets of valid parameters) is intensive, inherently parallel, and so well suited to the BOINC distributed volunteer computing environment that allows many computational jobs to be run independently and in parallel to each other. This project will focus on the construction of the BOINC project environment, that will allow a population of cardiac action potential models to be built by comparing the model dynamics against a set of experimental biomarkers. This project will suit a student with a computational background and interest in using distributed computing via the concept of public participation on an important application problem in cardiac research.
Please note Professor Burrage is currently on sabattical and will not be supervising any undergraduate projects at present.