GPU Scheduler Modeling for Early Power-Performance Estimation of Mobile Applications

User experience and battery life are key concerns for smartphone makers. Given the growing trend of graphic-rich applications on mobile devices, embedded Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) are increasingly being incorporated in smartphone hardware platforms. In this project the intern will develop fast, early and accurate models of embedded GPUs, before the GPU hardware is available.

A New Generation of Destratification Systems for Large Building Spaces

Thermal stratification is known as “the single biggest waste of energy in buildings today” during heating seasons in large building spaces, where hot air is trapped in the upper section whereas working zones are maintained colder in the lower causing excessive energy losses through ceilings and thermal comfort problems. Texas Electroniques Canada Inc.

Assembling a system for continuous production of carbon nanopearls

Carbon nanopearls are an exciting novel class of materials that present unique characteristics, and they turn out to be an excellent alternative to carbon nanotubes for different applications. Presently, they are experimented with success as material for cold cathodes for electron?beam based instrumentation applications and they can be used for the development of polymer nanocomposites with specific properties. We plan to develop a new chemical vapor deposition reactor with a mechanism for allowing a prolongation of the nanocatalyst lifetime that can favour the material growth process.

IMS applications deployed in virtualization and cloud environments (OpenStack and KVM)

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is a key component in the Mobile Next Generation Network, which is used by telecommunications operators throughout the world to provide access to multimedia and broadband services. As these services become more sophisticated, and as the number of clients rises drastically, it is increasingly expensive to install and operate a network that will satisfy the users' expectations. Cloud computing combined with high-speed networks provides a potential method for reducing the installation and operational costs of IMS.

The impact of a serious mobile video game on girls’ perceptions, attitudes and behaviors about global water issues and education

We want to learn about the video game “Get Water!” at the Linden School for Girls in Toronto with students between the ages of 10 – 14, from their perspective. This research will involve their teachers and parents as co-researchers who will be asked to keep a journal for two weeks about anything the girls may say directly about the game, or about global water issues or girls education, or anything the girls may do in relation to the game or water issues, for example research on the internet about water or girls education.

Feasibility of a pressure retarded osmosis process for Quebec electricity generation

Osmotic power or salinity gradient energy is one type of the renewable energies which is produced by mixing fresh water with salt water. This new environmental friendly energy based on the advantages such as carbon dioxide free and generating power continuously seems to be a good option in which to invest as it will be highly beneficial to Quebec. This project looks to develop expertise related to osmotic power. A pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) power test unit will be designed and installed in Quebec. This will be the first osmotic power system in North America.

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.

Programmable Forwarding Plane

In recent years, the rise of ultrabooks and mobile devices has been accompanied by an ever-increasing need for reliable high-bandwidth wireless communications. Their widespread use, combined with the industry’s move to virtualized cloud services, has put additional pressure on the Internet’s back-end infrastructure. Moreover, this increased load has coincided with a progressive shift in use-cases, as customers expect dependable and secure low-latency Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) communications, fast software downloads and an almost instantaneous streaming of content.

Enhancement of Turbulence Models for Airframe Flow Simulations

The numerical simulation of turbulent flows is an important component in the process of the aircraft aerodynamic design and development. The computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solvers used for predicting the aerodynamic forces and moments should be capable of accurately predicting turbulence effects. Such accuracy is crucial to efficiently design aircrafts with improved quality and performance.

Treatment of cyanobacteria by flotation

The AquaDaf® is a high speed clarifier for the treatment of surface water with algae. The objective of the project is to perform a laboratory study permitting the optimization of the treatment of cyanobacteria with Aquadaf and in particular to establish a protocol to compare the removal rates of cyanobacteria by flotation and to verify the capacity of the process flotation to avoid cyanobacteria lysis which would liberate toxin release.