Intelligent Matching Algorithm Design and Implementation for Internet Big Data

In today’s Big Data era, scientists and businesses owners strive to find accurate real time insights from a large size of various types of data moving at high speed, which has an effect on the human lifestyle and the enterprises productiveness. Advances in Internet and web technologies allow organizations to gather petabytes of structured or unstructured data from various types of sources on a daily bases, which enables them to derive tremendous insights about their customers, products and services.

Field Robotics

The work here will investigate the use of quad rotors for pipeline inspection. Using simple quad rotors, the students will build software to have robots fly along pipeline infrastructure to build a visual model of the pipeline. The work will involve writing software (using ROS - Robot Operating System and Python).

Data Analytics and Visualization for Social Media

The exponential increase in social media textual data creates enormous challenges to read and interpret text.
Twitter has grown from delivering 65 million tweets per day to over 200 million in 1 year. Facebook has 800
million users (each with ~130 friends). Over half the users visit Facebook daily. Of active Internet users, 77%
read blogs. These rapidly growing forms of communication have society struggling to understand and exploit.
Online social media (Twitter, Facebook ...) allow readers to express thought/opinions on content.

Elderly monitoring

Develop an intelligent monitoring system for occupants within a closed environment. The following short and long term objectives are designed to allow this program to achieve its overarching objective of accurate and consistent identification of the state of well-being of an individual within a closed environment.
Short term objectives:
1. Develop algorithms for integrating data from multiple vision and depth cameras and obtain a robust estimations of location and the identity of an individual within the monitored space.
2.

Reliability Modeling and Assessment of Power Systems Containing HVdc Links

The increased utilization of HVdc technology around the world has created the need for evaluating the reliability of power systems that contains HVdc facilities. For example, if the generation system is remote and it is connected to the load centre through HVdc links, the transmission may have a significant impact on the overall system reliability performance. Most of the research described in the existing literature focus on analyses of simple example power systems to illustrate the concepts, models and techniques in probabilistic reliability assessment of HVdc systems.

Development of silicon photonic chips for 100G/400G datacenter applications

The ever-increasing demand for high-throughput links for datacenters applications forces module suppliers to develop optical transceivers that operate at higher bit rates. TeraXion is currently developing such transceivers in a silicon photonic chip for 100G/400G datacom applications.

Non-Traditional Modulation Schemes

The need for more and more data rates is significantly increasing due to the newly introduced wireless/mobile applications and services. Traditional modulation schemes cannot provide satisfactory long-term solution to this problem. That said, non-traditional modulation (spiral-based modulation) comes into play as a strong candidate to solve the increasing data rate requirements problem. Spiral-based modulation exploits extra degrees of freedom that are not used in traditional modulation schemes.

Reduced-Complexity Radio Resource Management Algorithms for Heterogeneous MIMO Cellular Networks

Future broadband cellular systems will require very high throughput data transmission to satisfy ever increasing demands of mobile users for high speed multimedia services. Using innovative approaches to multiantenna transmission/reception and to cooperation of network nodes the achievable data rates can be greatly increased. Two significant obstacles to achieving very high data rates are interference and network latency. In this project, we shall attempt to reduce interference by introducing novel methods and algorithms to coordinate
transmissions from clusters of network nodes.

The Phone Oximeter, a Simple Mobile Device to Screen for Sleep Apnea in Children Year Two

The high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) poses a serious threat to the healthy growth and development of many children. The lack of oxygen during sleep can lead to daytime sleepiness, growth failure, behavioural problems and developmental delay. Polysomnography (PSG), the gold standard to diagnose OSA is high in cost, requires a well-equipped sleep laboratory and overnight stay. The Phone Oximeter, is a mobile device that integrates a pulse oximeter with a cell phone. In addition to the blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), it provides a signal of changes in blood volume.

Visualization of Facial Trajectories for Fast Adjudication in Watchlist Screening

Public security organizations have deployed video surveillance at many security checkpoints, at e.g., airport inspection lanes and border crossings. Face4 Systems provides solutions for watchlist screening based on state-of-the-art commercial technologies. Although automated still-to-video FR is a valuable function in video surveillance, screening for threatening individuals is largely limited to the FR abilities of a human operator. FR systems suffer from the effects of pose, illumination, resolution, blur, etc.

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