Assessing the risk of abrupt climate changes resulting from cumulative emissions and their effect on the occurrence of extreme events - Year two

The rate of the current climate change strongly modifies the frequency, the duration and the intensity of extreme events, such as droughts, heat waves or extreme precipitation. Strong rates of greenhouse gases emissions can cause a destabilization of a component of the climate system (e.g. the sudden melt of the Arctic sea ice). Such a phenomenon is called an abrupt change. The aim of this internship is to create a catalogue of changes in the characteristics of climate events (mainly climate and weather extremes) due to an abrupt change.

Topology validation, Error detection, and Correction of rooftops 3D models from LiDAR point clouds and Photogrammetry

The last few years have seen a tremendous increase of the collection and use of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data for 3D modeling of cities, forest surveys and autonomous driving. In the context of 3D cities, buildings are reconstructed separately, sometimes with the help of aerial images. The accuracy assessment of these 3D models is not straightforward. However, end-point users need to know how reliable the models are for using them for tasks such as roofing quotes and solar installations design.

Defining the effects of pineal compounds in longevity and cystogenesis using a Drosophila melanogaster model

Promoting healthy ageing and prolonging life span has become a global priority to improve quality of life and reduce caring costs for age-related diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Pineal gland extract was shown to increase longevity in many organisms and protect against age-related degeneration. We will systematically analyze the life-extension properties of components of the pineal gland using the short-lived fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

Core Values & Core Work: Recognizing the Person in the Employee

An organization's greatest strength are employees who live their values, who feel valued, and whose ideas are valuable to the continued success of their workplace. On an individual level, the alignment of personal values with the work undertaken is essential to achieve personal and professional potential as well as job satisfaction and general well-being.
In the current study we assess engineering employee?s core values and how they are realized in their work environment by applying a multi-method approach.

Content Delivery Networks to the Home

CONTENT Delivery Networks (CDNs) are large distributed infrastructures of replica servers placed in strategic locations. They deliver content to end-users with reduced latency by replicating content on surrogate servers. However they face a major challenge when content is delivered to end-users accessing a same content in home settings: inefficient bandwidth usage in the access network. There are as many streams from the replica server as end-users accessing the same content.

System Engineering Methodology for Implementation of Networked Aircraft Control Systems on Distributed Integrated Modular Architecture

Bombardier started a few years ago the development of new architectures for aircraft control systems in a of a larger Internal R&D activity named XDIMA: Highly Integrated Control Systems on Distributed Integrated Modular Architecture. The main hurtle along this activity has been the increase in complexity which requires changes of best engineering practice. One of the main objectives of the proposed R&D project is the definition and evaluation of a novel approach to complex systems design: Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). MBSE will be used to explore new Aircraft systems Architectures.

Testing and Inspection Process Capability Improvement for Premium Steel Production

Steel production in a modern steel rolling mill involves many steps. A hot rolling process typically starts from a reheat furnace to heat the cold metal to high temperatures (800 to 1000 C or above) so that the softened metal take different shapes when it is pressed. The end products will be used to make, for instances, automotive parts or will be further processed such as to be welded to make pipes. A steel production system may be operated 24/7 non-stop except for scheduled periods of time for system maintenance, etc.

Generic model-based development of test means for flight control systems using variability

The development of test means for aircraft flight control systems for is a complex, multidisciplinary and time consuming task. In this project a Master student will develop a reusable model-based development framework, based on an open source tool and methodology. This model-based systems engineering approach will allow the formalization of the generic aspects of the flight control system test means as well as the variability and specific aspects.

Multi-species sustainable fisheries management using scientific and traditional ecological methods

I propose a multi-species fish population monitoring project in Quebec’s largest lake (Mistassini), to facilitate community-based fisheries management. Mistassini is home to recreational fisheries for walleye, lake trout, brook trout and pike. With a 31% increase in the regional human population since 2001 and increasing fishing pressure, effective monitoring of Mistassini’s harvested fish populations is essential.

Enhancing Lateness Management in Cross-docking

Today's marketplace is moving faster than ever, and companies are challenged to distribute their products more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. This has led to the rise of cross-docking in the global supply chain to help keep pace with customer demand. Cross-docking refers to the practice of unloading goods or materials from an incoming vehicle (e.g., train car, truck, vessel container) and then loading them directly onto outbound vehicles with no storage in between.