NX CAD/CAM Simulation, Optimization and Automation Software Development for Tooling Development Industry

The design and manufacturing of dies and molds represent a significant link in the entire production chain. It is on the critical path of development of many products, such as automobile and consumer electronics. The tooling development industries always meet three challenges: the demand for research and development speed, the high requirement for labor skill, and the quality of product.

An assessment of agricultural stream designs used in maintenance operations in Quebec

In agricultural watersheds, many meandering rivers were straightened and several rectilinear ditches were added to the drainage network in order to evacuate water as quickly as possible in the spring to improve farm productivity. The design of these modified channels was not based on natural river dynamic concepts, which include both discharge capacity and sediment transport, and thus need to be maintained frequently as they tend to adjust by eroding their banks and returning to a sinuous pattern.

Big Data Research for Open Source Applications

Big data is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using onhand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis, and visualization. In this internship, we analyze a real-world big data set(s) to make sensible inferences by taking into account a selected range of criteria. A number of methods and algorithms are investigated, evaluated and evolved to advance the development of specialized tools and processes.

Development of Bionanofluid for Commercial Production

The purpose of this 4‐month internship is to scale‐up the bionanofluid production at McGill University and then transfer this process to Leap Medical Labs for commercialization. At McGill, this will involve the design and implementation of 2 new reactors, as well as testing, optimization and validation of the various process parameters. Once the scale‐up is complete, the newly developed manufacturing processes will be transferred to Leap Medical Labs’ production facility.

Distributed and Partitioned Join Index

The overall goal of this internship is to improve the query capacity of the Informatica Data Vault data management system. In particular, better support for join operations, that combine the information of various tables of data warehousing appliactions, will be provided. For that, a specialized join index will be designed, developed and evaluated on standard data warehousing queries. The goal is to partition and distribute the index in order to be efficient in terms of storage requirement, query performance and manageability.

Virtualized Wireless Access in the Green Sustainable Telcommunication Cloud System

This project is primarily focused on virtualizing wireless access network so that multiple operators can share the same physical resources while being able to stay isolated from each other. The basic idea is to allow wireless access points from different operators form a single virtual access point that efficiently manages its available resources. The goal is to exploit the advantages that can be obtained from virtualizing the air interface (i.e., spectrum sharing), protocol virtualization and flow-based virtualization.

Uncertain Futures: Quality Assurance for Volunteered Geographic Information

This project is focused on exploring volunteered geographic information (VGI), a special classification of widely available and pervasive data, which is commonly afflicted by issues degrading its overall quality. These issues make the applicability of VGI for a variety of projects in government, private, and scientific sectors questionable. We hope to design and implement several software programs that will be easily adoptable to current and future research programs in alleviating these concerns. Using VGI, we will identify and diminish uncertainty in commonly used datasets and sources.

A Window into the Mind at a Price You Can Afford: Developing an Online and Offline Pupil-Size Analysis Plug-in

We will harness the power of Mirametrix eye-tracking technology to offer a viable means of probing internal mental processes that were previously intractable without more expensive or invasive techniques. Through the innovative application of popular statistical methods and state-of-the-art machine learning techniques, we will produce a software plug-in capable of online and offline pupil size analysis.

Sterilization of Foie Gras - Demonstration of Safety and Stability under Minimal Processing Conditions

The goal of this project is to demonstrate the adequacy of mild thermal processes (Fo ~1 min) for meeting the requirements for commercial sterility of foie gras in cans or jars. It was previously demonstrated that the sensitivity of thermal destruction of microbial spores increases with an increase in FFA concentration. The proposed project will be focused on the safety and stability of the product under industrial processing conditions. The study would encompass the following: incorporate a characterized surrogate (C.

CRIAQ MANU-404 : Additive Manufacturing

Bombardier Aerospace, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited and Pratt & Whitney Canada have all initiated projects on Additive Manufacturing processes. Although applications are different, all companies are facing the same challenges including the lack of a mature certification path and a mature Canadian supply chain. In order to accelerate the maturation of this technology, we are proposing the first Canadian industryled R&D program on additive manufacturing (AM).