Dynamic actor tracking for Augmented Reality-based filmmaking guidance

Augmented Reality can help in simplifying the filmmaking process by intelligently suggesting shot composition angles for amateur filmmakers to take better shots. In partnership with Rubber Match Productions, researchers will investigate how actors within an AR filmmaking environment can be dynamically tracked to provide real-time guidance to the filmmaker for shot composition. The project will utilize latest advances in artificial intelligence and computer vision to track actors in real-time through videos.

Challenges and Opportunities in the Operation of Residential Building and Hotel (Class B) Pools during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic affected every aspect of our lives, and recreational water facilities were not immune to this with several questions and concerns about potential exposure to the virus at these facilities. This research project aims to understand experiences, needs, and opportunities towards the use of pools in residential buildings and hotels.

Coaching Mental Health Providers and Adults to Achieve Optimal Sleep

Millions of Canadians struggle with insomnia, but common methods of dealing with poor sleep (e.g., medication) have poor side effects, do not have lasting effects, and are not preferred by patients and providers. Although cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the gold-standard treatment, there is limited access because most mental health practitioners (MPHs) do not have sufficient training to deliver CBT-I. To address this problem, Dr.

Business Analyst (BA) Impact on Business Agility and Data Analytics

Digital Transformation of business, combined with globalization through outsourcing, has create an increasingly fast-paced, competitive environment for most businesses. Additionally, new disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are just beginning to open new opportunities for the next wave of Digital Transformation. Agile concepts have accepted in information systems (IS) development for more than two decades.

Canada-Wide Study: Clinical and Economics Outcomes of Mental Health and Addictions

The annual economic impact of mental health illness and addiction on the Canadian economy is estimated to be around $50 billion, with projected increases in future years. Little research exists that has evaluated mental health illness and addictions in the Canadian workplace. The provision of counselling and therapy services helps to boost both mental health well-being and employment productivity, with gains well exceeding the cost of treatment itself.

Improving the tools for assessment and analysis of energy losses through building envelopes using Infrared Thermography (IRT), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV), and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

IR imaging presents the temperature distribution of the exterior surface of a wall and is typically assessed through visual inspection by building science experts. A specialist must review numerous images one by one which is inefficient and inaccurate. The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with IR camera attachments has become a method of faster and more accessible on-site building envelope evaluation. The proposed research aims to develop a machine learning framework to improve the evaluation of energy loss through the envelope, using UAV and IR thermography.

Germicidal Robotic Systems

Coronavirus is highly contagious. It can remain active and infectious on cardboard, fabric, and paper for up to 24 hours, on plastic, stainless steel, and countertops for up to three days. Decontamination, sterilization, and disinfection are standard procedures to prevent and reduce the spreads of COVID-19.

Distributed traffic management system for future urban mobility

As a solution to reduce congestion on vehicular roads and mitigate longer travelling times, this technology provides the most optimal routes for drivers by guaranteeing the shortest travel time in an eco-friendly environment. The technology relies on communication to road-side intelligent intersection agents with embedded sensors that to estimate routes based on the real-time road link traffic status. The system is capable to distribute traffic in an efficient manner to control and coordinate vehicular movements.

Synthesis and modeling of stimuli-responsive polymers for fracturing fluids use

Currently, the global warming alerts, oil prices fluctuations and clean energy have paved the way of investing in the producing wells by enhancing the recovery of hydrocarbons compared to exploration wells. Applying hydraulic fracturing from injected fluids is most common method used. These fluids create cracks in the bedrock and push the hydrocarbons to the surface. The well usually have harsh conditions of high temperatures up to 200 °C and a variant pH between 3-11 which cause challenges to the injected fluids.

IN_SITU: A research study to evaluate & address the digital challenge of Co-Creation between the Arts and Artificial Intelligence

IN_SITU is a research study that investigates the possibilities and challenges of connection and bridge-building between Canadian arts sectors and the most advanced academic research centres dealing with Artificial Intelligence in Canada and beyond. The study will explore how artists and artistic organizations can augment their digital strategies, literacy and intelligence when artists co-create with tech/AI research environments.

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