Rate-Distortion Optimized Streaming of Fine-Grained Scalable Video Sequences

Video streaming over the Internet is increasing in popularity. Many video objects are made available online and many users are streaming video everyday. In addition, the increasing processing power of personal computers, and the availability of high-speed Internet services, encourages users to demand more, higher-quality video content. To provide high-quality and to accommodate clients with various resources, fine-grained scalable (FGS) video coding has been proposed as part of the recent MPEG-4 and H.264 standards.

Imaging System through Coupling of Panoramic Imaging and Retroflexion Imaging Techniques

This project aims to design a new intelligent recognition system by combining panoramic imaging and retroflexion techniques. Panoramic imaging allows the user to project hemispheric 360º vision onto a 2D detector. The project then intends to couple the panoramic image with the retroflexion image. Retroflexion imaging consists in emitting a laser pulse and observing with a camera the return of the pulse after its retroflexion on components. The retroflexion principle helps the user identify different components using their optical signature.

Detection of Location Finding Using Sensor Networks

Complex Systems focuses on developing the next generation of sensor networks. Detection and location of microwave emitter/reflector using sensor networks have attracted much attention in the sensor and communication communities. Thus, the intern’s research project addresses some important issues in system design for target detection and localization. Detection and localization schemes will be developed and exploited in the designed sensor network. Testing will also be carried out to validate the proposed sensor network for wireless detection and localization.

Change Detection in Network Data Streams for Alcatel

Alcatel manufactures telecommunications equipment, ranging from telephone handsets to internet routers. The Research & Innovation group within Alcatel is mandated with evaluating new technologies and new ideas that may benefit Alcatel products, thereby benefiting Alcatel’s customers, and ultimately the end users. One current area of research is the ability to detect when the behavior of a stream of traffic has changed, and to then reallocate resources suitable for the changed stream.

An Innovative Modular Network Architecture Approach for Network Engineering

The goal of this internship project is to optimize Bell Canada’s network engineering processes to better support the complexity of the company’s network technologies. In this project, to maximize network flexibility and scalability and to minimize the costs, the intern proposes to explore an innovative modular approach for network engineering. Each module will have specific network functions and configurations with the objective of minimizing design and network management costs. It would be then possible to design custom networks for specific clients rapidly with standardized modules.

Wireless Architectures for Smart Networked Toys

Cistel Technology Inc. is a progressive information technology (IT) services company with a long-standing relationship in the high tech sector and the Federal Government. This internship proposal has both a research and a development component. The research component will concentrate on accessing methods under the IEEE 805.15 protocol that will be used in the prototypes of the smart wireless toys. The access part involves both scheduling of the nodes (toys) in order to interact in an efficient well-controlled manner, and also issues on interference at the physical layer.

Intensity Adjustments for Authentic Image Display and Perception in High Dynamic Range Imaging

New High dynamic range (HDR) display devices are being developed which have contract ratios 300 times greater than existing LCD displays. These HDR displays are the first that are able to fully represent the range of intensities that are produced by illuminated objects on a sunny day, and are joining HDR cameras and file formats in creating a pipeline from image capture/construction to display that is able to maintain much higher image fidelity than was previously possible.

Applying Dynamic Constraint Scheduling Technology to the Efficient Management of Emergency Responders

In this project, the intern research team is proposing to research and develop a Decision Support System (DSS) based on current research in constraint-based optimization, dynamic scheduling and probabilistic modelling. The Ottawa Paramedic Services (OPS) can use this system in their command and control centre to improve its operation and as a result improve the lives of the residents of Ottawa. The system is supposed to handle the burden of the combinatorial complexity while the human operator makes high level, strategic and tactical decisions.

Statistical Qualification of an Existing Industry-held “Malware” Feature Set

ParetoLogic Inc is a Victoria, BC-based software company which develops anti-spyware solutions. Maintaining the accuracy and completeness of their products’ spyware detection capabilities is a key business need in the competitive anti-spyware marketplace. Currently, maintaining the requisite spyware signature database is a human-intensive effort, relying on highly-skilled personnel to both collect and analyze potentially malicious code.

LCD Colour Correction of LED Back Light Arrays

A High Dynamic Range display is a display that can reproduce a wider range of image intensities than typical displays - that is, a range more closely matching the capabilities of the human visual system. Specifically, BrightSide Technologies’ DR37-P display can produce an eye-squinting 4000 cd/m2 (as bright as a ceiling fluorescent light) or as dim as 0 cd/m2.

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