Use of LUMINEX and Lateral Flow Devices to Measure Fungal Antigens

The purpose of this project is to undertake development research to apply methods for analyzing proteins from fungi that grow on damp building materials that are antigenic in humans. This will allow the presence of the fungal antigen to be detected in dust samples by methods similar to those used for pregnancy test kits and those used for measuring house dust mite and animal allergens in houses. In this case, such methods are used to aid in the rapid assessment of houses and buildings with potential mould problems and in epidemiology studies.

Executing the Quartz Analysis Engine on a Cell Processor Based Cluster

The aim of this project is to assist Flagstone RE, a global reinsurer in evaluating whether the Quartz Analysis Engine, which is currently running on a conventional cluster, could benefit from being ported to a cluster of cell processors. Improved performance could allow for timely processing of larger data sets, resulting in better prediction accuracy.

Low Power Design for Ambulatory Physiology Platform

Biopeak Corp, a medical device company, is developing a non-invasive, integrated, sensing platform that would allow people to be monitored for multiple parameters continuously day and night. This presents some major challenges in terms of wearable electronics that can survive several days of use, including size, power management, ease of use and comfort. All these issues require technological innovation. The research to be performed as part of this internship work will be to focus on one of the subsystems in this product.

Extracting Commonality within Network Data Streams

Alcatel-Lucent manufactures telecommunications equipment, ranging from telephone handsets to internet routers. The Research & Innovation group within Alcatel-Lucent is mandated with evaluating new technologies and new ideas that may benefit Alcatel products, thereby benefiting Alcatel-Lucent’s customers, and ultimately the end users.

Clustering of Network Data Streams for Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent manufactures telecommunications equipment ranging from telephone handsets to internet routers. The Research & Innovation group within Alcatel-Lucent is mandated with evaluating new technologies and new ideas that may benefit Alcatel products, thereby benefiting Alcatel-Lucent’s customers, and ultimately the end users. One current area of research is the ability to group streams of traffic into clusters, so that similar types of traffic can be treated together, and to allocate resources suitable for the stream.

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.

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.

Semantic Forwarding Engine for Content-based Routing

This project is about content-based networks. In content-based networks, the decisions regarding the forwarding of data are done by inspecting the actual information contents. The forwarding process is guided by properties of the payload data. This is in contrast with traditional networks where forwarding is guided only by the destination addresses contained in packets.

Security of Routing Protocols

Alcatel, a leader in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services, was interested in increasing the security of routers which are at the core of the Internet. It is generally acknowledged by experts that abusing routing protocols presents an easy way for launching attacks on the Internet infrastructure, and that a single misbehaving router can completely disrupt routing protocols and cause disaster. The intern and research team proposed a new security extension for BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) named Pretty Secure BGP (psBGP).

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