Tensor network characterization of superconducting circuits

Quantum information processing holds the promise of the next revolution in information technologies. Many implementation candidates are still being investigated. One of them is superconducting circuits. Studying quantum systems in general is a computationally difficult task. If one hopes to build scalable and reliable devices, one must resort to approximate numerical design tools. Tensor networks is one such method that has been used extensively in theoretical physics to study condensed matter systems.

Validation of neurodegeneration screen hits in zebrafish: functional analysis of drug effects on neural activity

The OCE-CQDM Life Sciences R&D Challenge program is a groundbreaking collaboration between researchers at St.Michael’s Hospital (SMH) and Treventis Corporation (both in Toronto), as well as the University of Montreal (Dr. Drapeau, an expert in zebrafish models of disease). The zebrafish is a robust model for translational research because of our understanding of zebrafish biology and its overlap with that of humans.

Landscapes of Erasure: geographies of absence in Michoacan.

The state of Michoacan in Mexico, where most of the drug war comes from, has a long history of exploitation against indigenous people and the natural resources concentrated in the state. Michoacan's vast system of forests has been subjected to years of illegal wood trafficking, a fact very well known but little exposed, pushing the indigenous 'purepechas' to become both slaves and accomplices of those crimes. Drug trafficking clashes with civil war and indigenous resistance struggles with their right for local jurisdiction of culture and natural resources.

China Green Powerhouse

This documentary film on environmental policy in china is an international collaboration with Dr. Wang Xi, the director of the Institute of Environmental and Resource Law at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. Dr. Wang Xi has worked on the amendment to China’s Environmental Law in 2014. This policy-driven research is innovative in its methodological approach to environmental policy, and Canada-China foreign relations in the context of climate change. This research investigates recent efforts to improve China’s environmental protection regulations.

Cultural Capital and Return Migration to Turkey

This research project studies Turkish university professors who have spent significant periods of time living in the United States or Canada but have decided to move back to Turkey. I want to understand why these professors choose to move back to Turkey after spending so much time in North America, and what factors cause them to leave. This project will take place in Istanbul, Turkey with possible trips to Ankara and other cities to meet my subjects. The research will include interviews with twenty-five professors from various backgrounds.

Towards adaptive radiation therapy using real-time USprobe

In radiotherapy, patients receive treatment doses daily, often for many weeks. Every day, the same treatment plan is delivered and the assumption is that the patient anatomy is fixed and always identical to the anatomy at the time of the early planning stages. Adaptive radiation therapy offers a new paradigm by estimating the real daily dose delivered to the patient, taking into account the specific deformation and displacement of the various volumes.

Building Worlds: A Critical History of Contemporary Chinese Photography

As a cultural historian, my research examines the history of contemporary Chinese photography, photo theory, and the intellectual and cultural politics of contemporary China. Through a detailed examination of numerous art, photography, and academic journals, along with exhibition catalogues and archival material from artists, my research seeks to analyse the historical and intellectual roots of a critical photographic practice in contemporary China.

In-Place Technology Platform

The In-Place Technology Platform project with N. Chandolias and Alkemie Atelier, under the supervision of Dr P. Shrivastava addresses the problem of how people in everyday as well as rehearsed situations can use site-specific media to enrich public spaces: “place-making.” Alkemie will be able to develop specific projects for artist groups that can co-design meaningful in-place userexperiences.

CLICK (Community Led Inclusive Creation Kit)

This research will help to unplay and rewrite certain ideas of "assistive" technology by developing methods to engage children and youth in the process of collaborative, multi-media creation where captioning and audio description are used as creative tools. Successful approaches, workshop plans, DIY tools, discovery games and training methods will be accumulated in a playful kit called CLICK (Community Led Inclusive Creation Kits) and shared as an OER (Open Education Resource).

3D Stereoscopic Calibration: Achieving Acceptable Levels of Camera Alignment in Studio and in the Field.

This research project is part of an endeavor exploring how to design, research and prototype technological advances related to S3D calibration processes and tools, including for DIY mobile S3D rigs. This project will benefit the company Rampage Entertainment as well as the Canadian filmmaking and new media production community by enabling the creation of better tools for S3D film-making to improve efficiencies, competitiveness and creativity. The research brings access to world class professionals at Kerner USA.