Water Protection and Participatory Film Making: Empowering connections among intercultural groups, Indigenous youth, water, culture, tradition, and technology

The shared goal of researching how filmmaking can be an effective tool in contributing to water protection efforts, and in promoting safe water access for Indigenous communities, has brought together groups from different cultures, sectors, and countries (Canada and Australia).

Advancing sustainable management of construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) waste

The waste generated from construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) activities accounts for around 27% of all waste generated in Canada. The large amount of CRD waste which could be prevented or recycled is sent to landfill without utilization, resulting in environmental problems and waste of resources. The aim of project is to provide the best management practices and policy recommendations for CRD waste management in Montreal West.

Optical Trapping of Nanoparticles in X-Ray Photodynamic Therapy

A radioluminescent material converts ionizing radiation, such as X-rays, into lower energy photons. The use of radioluminescent nanoparticles has been proposed to enhance the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in cancer treatments. During a typical treatment, a molecular specie, called photosensitizer, absorbs visible energy to produce reactive oxygen species, which determine cellular death due to the resulting oxidative stress. The required visible energy has a low penetration depth through the tissues, which limits this approach to superficial treatments.

Metamaterials for Selective Spatial Solidification

Light and heat have been used to manufacture objects layer by layer in additive manufacturing technologies. In this project, sound is used to create object by interacting with build material. Wide range of material such polymer, composites, glass, ceramic and metal can be manufactured and the produced part has functional properties. The project introduces an alternative route for creating objects and opens new doors for future research. The outcome of the project is used to create a new class of manufacturing machines that can create jobs and intellectual property to Canada.

Simeio: Anomaly Detection for Building Automation System - Year two

Buildings are an important energy consumer and are equipped with hundreds of sensors and control systems. The analysis of such massive data can reveal insights for building owners to optimize the building infrastructure. Currently, usage of such data is limited to traditional control systems, energy commissioning, and maintenance on a regular basis.

Liquid accelerated cold spray for copper deposition

The liquid accelerated cold spray (LACS) technology is an innovative process that uses a high-pressure liquid flow to accelerate metal and composite powders to very high velocities (above 500 m/s) so that, upon the impact on the substrate, they form a coating. Using a liquid instead of a gas as used in a traditional cold spray, makes it possible to spray particles with a larger size distribution owing to the high density of the liquid.

Development of Conversational Agents and Applications in Playful Environments

In this project I will be making a talking, artificial intelligence prototype that provides meaningful, playful exchanges in different interactive settings. By taking advantage of the latest advances in machine learning and creating a model founded on knowledge from social and cognitive sciences, I will build a series of digital avatars to test how they interact with users. This research-creation project connects to other disciplines like Human Computer Interactions (HCI).

Discover anomaly signatures from time series data of telecommunication networks

Failures in a telecommunication network harm the communication quality. Once happened, if the system cannot solve it by self-healing, such anomaly may even result in serious problem and result in massive economic loss. In this project, we will design and develop a system to predict these failures in advance using the status values of the hardware facilities.

Freight consolidation and container loading optimization

This project investigates a complex freight consolidation and loading problem faced by Frontline Carrier Systems Inc., a leading transportation and supply chain provider in North America. Frontline seeks to optimize their transportation costs by minimizing the number of trucks required to ship a set of customer orders within a finite planning horizon.

Size Spectra Modeling to Assess Productivity, Recovery, and Sustainable Levels of Community Harvesting of Eastern Canadian Marine Shelf Ecosystems

Off the east coast of Canada we observe some marine ecosystems that are still recovering from prior overexploitation, such as the Newfoundland sh elf, while other regions have witnessed recent expansion of fishing industries, such as the waters off of Nunavut. This project seeks to analyze trends in overall ecosystem health and to assess the overall impacts fishing acti vit ies have on fish and invertebrate communities from the southern Grand Banks to northern Nunavut using a technique called size spectra modeling.