Vikash Nanthakumar B.H.Sc. (Hons)

Co-operative Student, Biomechanics & Personal Injury
Direct: (416) 368-1700

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.

 

EXPERT SUMMARY

Mr. Vikash Nanthakumar is a co-operative student in the Biomechanics and Personal Injury Assessment group, currently completing a degree in biomedical engineering and health sciences. He has injury biomechanics experience investigating injury to hip and knee joints and gait analysis during recovery after prosthetic implantation.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Injury Biomechanics
  • Biomechanical Modelling of Human Movement

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Co-op – B.H.Sc. (Hons), McMaster University, Hamilton, Sept 2017 - Present

Research Activities

Applications of Decellularized Extracellular Matrices as Scaffolds and Hydrogels, March 2019 - Present

  • Designed a project in tissue engineering for regenerative medicine using heart, liver and kidney tissue
  • Created written experiment protocols for SDS treatment, DNA quantification, glycosaminoglycan assay and collagen gelation
  • Developed a literature review on biomedical applications of hydrogels

Predicting Complete Blood Count Referrals using Machine Learning on Small Datasets, April 2019 – Present

  • Developed and implemented Random Forest, Logistic Regression, and Linear SVM learning models in Python for complete blood count (CBC) referral prediction using large datasets of patient health records

Re-designing Procedural Medication Use in Perioperative Care, September 2019 – April 2020

  • Assisted nurses and technicians when preparing and disposing medications before surgical procedures
  • Developed standardized protocols for safe narcotics storage and implementation of automated dispensing cabinets
  • Worked with anesthesiologist in the operating room to monitor patient vitals and medication use to identify workflow needs

PROJECTS

Cardiac Function Simulator, October 2019 - Present

  • Managed core design and system instrumentation sub-teams using Slack and Microsoft Teams to create a modular simulator for patient-specific disease modelling
  • Modelled a dynamic control system to mimic patient hemodynamics using mechanical heart valves
  • Developed CAD models using SolidWorks to simulate a cardiac prototype with finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics

Computer Vision for Osteoarthritis Physiotherapy, January 2020 – May 2020

  • Designed a remote recovery monitoring system using Python and OpenCV for real-time dynamic patient motion and gait analysis during physiotherapy after total knee arthroplasty

Community Healthcare Accessibility Initiative, January 2020 – May 2020

  • Developed a project proposal with local physicians to improve medical service allocation with a focus on patient accessibility
  • Utilized strong verbal communication skills while working with patients to collect quantitative and qualitative data

Cancer Chemotherapy Modelling and Control Design Optimization, January 2021 – April 2021

  • Modelled chemotherapy uptake and regulation using MATLAB and Simulink based on patient parameters, scheduling dosages and drug degradation
  • Designed 2 PID controllers to optimize chemotherapy scheduling and minimize long-term toxicity

Professional Experience

30 Forensic Engineering
Analyst
2021 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Conducting technical investigations involving the determination of the mechanics of injury and performance of restraint systems and protective devices
  • Performing biomechanical and personal injury assessments by analyzing medical documents, legal documents and biomedical literature

AiRefer Inc.
Co-Founder, COO, & Software Developer
2019 – Present, Hamilton, ON

  • Managing a multidisciplinary team to develop a centralized system using machine-learning to optimize specialist referrals
  • Developed and implemented Random Forest, Logistic Regression, and Linear SVM learning models in Python for complete blood count (CBC) referral prediction using large datasets of patient health records
  • Collaborated with the Forge Business Incubator to acquire mentorship, seed capital and investments

McMaster University, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
Teaching Assistant
20190 – 2021, Hamilton, ON

  • Graded tutorial assignments, quizzes and mid-term exams for the ENGTECH 2MA3/2MT3 (Mathematics III & IV) courses and uploaded to online grade books
  • Assisted students with difficult calculus problems and applied teaching strategies for individual learning styles during tutorials

McMaster University, Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Department
Teaching Assistant
2020 – 2021, Hamilton, ON

  • Taught 100 students object-oriented programming in Python and computer-aided graphic design during 2 weekly 3-hour Biomedical Engineering labs for the IBEHS 1P10 (Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals and Design) course
  • Assist students on an individual basis through Microsoft Teams during labs, tests and design projects

University of Toronto, Röst Lab
Research Assistant, Molecular Genetics
2018 – 2018, Toronto, ON

  • Established a Python and C++ based project in mass-spectrometry quantitative proteomics for personalized medicine
  • Designed algorithms for linear deconvolution of SWATH-MS data using TOPPVIEW, OpenSWATH, and pyOpenMs
  • Increased signal-to-noise-ratio processing by 95% in mass-spectra for 600 protein fragments using a non-negative least squares optimization approach to develop signal filters

Volunteer/ Committee Participation

  • McMaster Design League, 2017 – 2021
  • Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Society, 2018 – 2021
  • McMaster Medical Engineering Design Team, 2019 – 2021

Awards and Achievements

  • The Forge Business Incubator Award, 2019
  • University of Toronto Undergraduate Summer Research Program, 2018
  • McMaster University Dean’s Honour List, 2018 – 2021
  • McMaster University President’s Award, 2017

 

 

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