Optimization for Risk and Portfolio Management

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.

Parallel Computational Weld Mechanics

Goldak Technologies Inc.

Toward Automating Pattern-based Application Integration

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.

Simulation of Network Attacks, Part II

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.

An Innovative Perceptify Vision based Body Motion and Gesture Recognition System for Interactive Games

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.

Sensor web adaptation to geotechnical sensor networks

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.

On-Demand Expansion of eBusiness Services to the Cloud

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.

Design, implementation and evaluation of the prototype for power management in data centres

The project is intended to develop, implement and evaluate a power management solution applicable to data centres. The solution must not require installation of custom software components onto the individual servers. This constraint goes against current solutions which install bespoke software on the servers for the power management solution to function effectively. The solution will have to provide perceivable power savings without loss in the service quality©\two conficting goals. Innovative algorithms and policies must therefore, be developed.

Mathematical Surface Representations for Conceptual Design

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.

Towards Automating Pattern-Based Application Integration

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.

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