The recent global financial crisis has made risk management a foremost concern of regulatory agencies and corporations worldwide. As the world's leading provider of enterprise risk solutions, Algorithmics Incorporated continues to showcase, and rely on, the talents of Ontario's R&D professionals in meeting the demands of the financial industry. Given the rapidly expanding scope and complexity of risk-aware management, mathematical innovation is central to Algorithmics' ongoing success.
Integration is a core IT operation, and is aided by a number of available best]practice techniques for integration (integration patterns). However the application of these patterns has little to no automated support. They are applied by consultants on a per-customer basis, making it an expensive and time consuming task. A computer science student from the University of Toronto will work with IBM at their Toronto Center for Advanced Studies on building a set of heuristics to aid the understanding and the application of integration patterns.
The rapid propagation of Internet into nearly every aspect of our daily life together with the increase in volume and sophistication of network attacks puts a special emphasis on the security of the network systems. Currently, security modeling and simulation is one of the widely acknowledged methods for network security evaluation. However, in spite of its fundamental role, the information and communication security domain still lacks the sound and comprehensive tools for assessment of network system state.
This project aims to develop a novel approach for sensor based Body Motion and Gesture Recognition (BMGR) for interactive computer and video games. Conventionally, the user interface between player and game is via physical control devices, such as buttons and joysticks. To make game more attractive, vendors want to equip their products with natural interface technology, i.e. sensor based intelligent interface to capture and recognize body motion and gestures automatically as the game's control input.
This project investigates the use of adaptive sensor web systems in supporting a geotechnical sensor called the ShapeAccelArray. ShapeAccelArrays measure the movement of earth by placing a long (up to 100m long) thin (27mm diameter) tube containing special micromechanical gravity sensors inside a drilled hole in the earth. These holes are typically in earthen slopes used in many places to support roadways, bridges, dams and other civil structures.
The project will help eBusiness service providers to react faster and more economically to changing demands on their IT services. The goal is to develop automated techniques to utilize off-site computing resources that are offered on the Internet (so-called cloud computing resources), whenever there is a particularly high demand on the company internal computing infrastructure. The cloud computing resources can be used to temporarily augment the internal infrastructure.
Existing computer art programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, employ a colour manipulation and blending model based on the way different colours of light combine on a monitor. This is at odds with the realworld behaviour of paints, such as oils or acrylics, as studied by fine artists. Some research has been done on simulating paint blending and manipulation on the computer, but this work depends on powerful graphics hardware and specialized input devices.
Integration is a core IT operation, and is aided by a number of available best-practice techniques for integration (integration patterns). However the application of these patterns has little to no automated support. They are applied by consultants on a per-customer basis, making it an expensive and time- consuming task. A computer science student from the University of Toronto will work with IBM at their Toronto Center for Advanced Studies on building a set of heuristics to aid the understanding and the application of integration patterns.