Video contents and applications become integrated in everyday life and demands for high-quality videos, such as 4K, are increasing. Even modern optical equipment introduces inevitable noises that may heavily mask video content. Environment conditions such as low light, results in more video quality degradation. Therefore, a video-enhancement technique is required to reconstruct the original non-noisy video, but such algorithms require extensive processing resources to reach a reasonable (real-time) performance and power consumption.
To support the development of a developers' toolkit for educational digital applications that use mathematics content, Erudite Science is creating a library of mathematics content and functions. Because mathematics is such a vast field, typical application functions such as search, manipulation, and inference, frequently return irrelevant results. The search process can be facilitated through the use of semantically structured resource stores.
Frederich Nietzsche once spoke about ‘dancing’ as an art that is indispensable to the highest forms of education. Elaine Dong, a Computer Science intern from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, has found her inner dancer — figuratively and literally — in Montreal as she contributes to research on fuel efficient air traffic management this summer.
In this project, the intern will develop a website for medical clinics. This website provides patients with an online price estimation service which automatically caculates the price for conducting a set of lab analysises precribed by a doctor. The website will intuitively guide patients through the price estimation process and intelligently help patients match non-standardized test abbreviations and codes in their requisition forms with the laboratorys standard ontology.
This project will review water source alternatives for the Husky Lloydminster Upgrader Complex. These alternatives will be evaluating in terms of their relative economic, technical, social and environmental risks. The framework developed will provide a basis for conducting similar water risk assessments for other operations. The interns will research alternatives, risks, and develop the assessment framework.
The Internet of Things is gaining popularity and it will enable the development of new applications that will be useful to businesses in almost any industry and in society. It is expected that more than 50 billion IoT devices will communicate via telecoms networks and will send an enormous amount of data. One major challenge to the successful deployment of this large and heterogeneous network is the problem of capacity planning. An in-depth knowledge of IoT traffic characteristics is necessary to optimize the capital expenditure (CAPEX) but no work has been done so far in this area.
To be more competitive in the market, many companies are trying to speed up the quotation process and quote more attractive prices and have identified a need for support in the quotation process in order to reduce the quotation lead-time and ensure a higher level of accuracy in the cost estimations. In the case of CIENA, a first investment has been made for an automated price quotation system with respect to the equipment/products that are sold by the company (currently under development).
MakerBloks is a creative solution to introduce children to the world of electronics. Our first products, MakerBloks, are small, reactive, color-coded building block that allows the user to learn and build electronic circuits without any technical background. In order to bring electronics learning to a new level of interactivity, MakerBloks want to develop a block recognition software that will allow the physical building blocks to interact with a tablet application.
A joint research agreement was adopted between Concordia University and Zoo de Granby in the spring 2014. The firm BBA joined this partnership in November 2014. The aim of the initiative is to foster the training of highly qualified personnel in conservation and welfare of captive wildlife, by allowing Concordia students to get hands-on experience at the zoo.
Path programming for various robot applications in the industry involves precise specification of data for coordinated control of the different moving parts, arms, limbs, joints, etc. in order to optimally perform application specific tasks. Robotmaster software from Jabez Technologies is used to plan and simulate robotic operations and generate robot code for industrial applications. Robotmaster recently won the Robotics Game Changer Award for enhancing the way in which robots are programmed, facilitating their adoption in new and technologically emerging applications.