P4 SDN testbed integration

The research will consist of exploring a new language as well as a new paradigm shift in the orchestration and analytics involved in operating a Fiber optical infrastructure equipped with IP routers and Computers. These computers will be equipped with programmable devices that will allow further instructions and detailing about the next generation of internet’s emerging services. These services require more automation and more analytics to become more adaptive if not autonomous. We will research how autonomous can these networks get by involving this new programmable language called P4.

Development of Functional Nanoparticles for Targeted Biomaterial Cell Delivery

Genetic engineering has proven to be a useful approach for gene therapy and transformation of value-added agricultural plants. However, the current available technologies suffer from several limitations. These include relative low delivery efficiency with difficult-to-deliver cells or complex constructs and limit freedom-to-operate. Considering advances have been made in the applications of nanotechnology to life science and plant biology, particularly in the realm of gene editing technology, improving delivery efficiency is urgently needed.

Private Secure Blockchain Transactions

IDENTOS and the University of Ottawa will collaborate in the research and development of cryptographic techniques for secure and privacy-respecting blockchain transactions. This project has research, design and implementation aspects. The project builds on the strengths of IDENTOS and The University of Ottawa in the areas of Mobile Security Privacy and Blockchain. The students will receive valuable experience in applied cryptography on a leading edge enterprise solution. IDENTOS will gain access to specialized skillsets of the students and their Supervisor.

GaN Power Transistor Modelling and Experimental Verification

Crosslight Software Inc. is a leading provider of technology CAD (TCAD) tools for the design and simulation of semiconductor devices. They are specialized in innovative III-V compound materials which are considered as the next generation materials for power semiconductor devices. Crosslight has on-going activities in developing accurate simulation models for gallium nitride (GaN) material and devices. In particular, this is critical for the design of GaN based power transistors.

Advanced Co-simulation Algorithms for EMT Simulation of Power System Transients

Modern electric power systems are complicated, large-scale dynamical systems that need specialized tools and techniques for their computer modeling and simulation. This is due to the unprecedented penetration of renewable energy sources and use of high-frequency power electronic converters. This proposal aims to develop algorithms and methods for co-simulation of modern power systems using dynamic phasor and electromagnetic transient (EMT) type simulators.

Electrical Material Characterization Studies on Power Cable Dielectric Materials subjected to Thermal Aging

Electric power is almost entirely transmitted through polymer insulated cables or wires in every home, factory, plant or apparatus. If the temperature of a cable increases, it would be an indication that some accidents or malfunctions such as inflow of excess electric current occur in the cable. The generated heat, indeed, degrades the polymer insulations in cable, thus, making it unsuitable and unsafe for extra service. Therefore, it would be markedly valuable if the thermally-degraded portion in a cable can be located precisely without destroying the cable.

Radiomic-based deep learning for time-to-event outcome in pulmonary malignancies.

Advances in medical image scanning technologies has allowed for great improvement in medical care, from early tumor detection, to trailered treatments and predicting treatment outcome. However, this has resulted in the generation of huge medical image databases, with thousands of medical image scans per patient that need to be examined by clinicians, making it impractical for clinicians to study all the images. This has led to the development of computer-assisted detection programs to automate part of this process.

Intelligent Perception of Mining Equipment Operation using a Single Camera

In order to further enhance the productivity of mines, it is crucial to optimize mining operations. Motion Metrics Int. Corp. offers a wide range of machine vision based products to monitor mining excavators, and to generate actionable information for the mine management board. Performance of the current Motion Metrics’ products can be improved by intelligent perception of equipment operation state from the videos captured by a single camera. Perception of the operation enables the existing solutions to understand equipment activity from video stream and take a proper action in real-time.

Acceptance Testing Framework for Robotic Software Solutions

Modern robots depend on numerous hardware devices and human interaction in order to perform their task. These dependencies, in addition to the distributed nature of these systems, make automated full-system testing difficult. Current testing practices are insufficient as they only test a single component of the system or require costly manual labor. Many companies have also adopted continuous integration in order to speed up their pace of development and increase software reliability.

Conception and automatisation of a tunable Phase-Mask Interferometer for Fiber Bragg Grating inscription

Optical fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) have become ubiquitous in many products such as lasers, filters and sensors. However, typical commercial products are becoming more complex, ones that require highly competent operators since many parameters need to be fine-tuned during the writing of quality FBGs. A previous Mitacs project successfully addressed several challenges in the conception of a FBG writing system based on scanning tunable Phase-Mask Interferometer, marketed by PhotoNova as the BraggTune, using different UV lasers.