Dynamic Modeling with Empirical Data for Hydropower Decision Support

Long-term decision making strategic investment planning under the condition of great uncertainty is of great importance to power utilities such as Manitoba Hydro. A review of standard and existing planning methodologies will be the basis for identifying and testing new formal methods to support the definition of robust investment programme planning. This project will address the long-term decision making problem typically facing power utilities like Manitoba Hydro; using dynamic modeling, model filtering techniques, and practical data fusion.

Determination of the Mechanical Properties of Wheat Straw for Equipment Design

Harvesting wheat grains require that the plant be cut from the stem and threshed. When the stem (straw) of the wheat bend due to pest and other factors, losses are incurred during harvesting. To minimize losses, breeders have developed pest-resistant wheat (solid stemmed) as compared to the hollow stemmed. The solid stemmed varieties may lead to higher straw strength and energy requirement which consequently will result in higher harvesting cost. Also, farmers are faced with the challenge of increased cost of transporting the straw outside the farm due to their high volume.

By the North with the North: Community Building in Northern Saskatchewan

This research project will be conducted through internship research by students in the Master in Northern Governance and Development (MNGD). The MNGD is a project-based, interdisciplinary program meant to build capacity among northerners in northern Saskatchewan through a blended delivery model including face-to-face, videoconferencing, online and international field school instruction.

Patient decision aid for musculoskeletal injuries in Mild Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder in which the blood flow is impaired from clotting. If you have hemophilia, you may bleed for a longer time than others after an injury. The primary goal of our work is to enable patients with the condition to make effective decisions when injuries occur. For instance, our proposed application will aid the patient to seek either immediate attention from a healthcare provider if the injury is a major one.

Developing Crop Consulting Mobile App

The main purpose of the project is finding a user preferred way of synchronization and user interaction on Android platform. The result of the experiment will help the applicant to design user friendly mobile application. As a result, the partner organization can get an android version of Croprecords.com with good user experience since the system will be optimized after evaluating users’ feedbacks.

Antenna array feasibility study

Disruptive antenna technologies are required to provide performance and fabrication advantages in developing broadband wireless application products in emerging upper microwave and millimeterwave radio bands. The internship will investigate the feasibility of applying Polymer-based Dielectric Resonator Antenna (PRA), technology developed at the University of Saskatchewan, to commercial antenna array applications.

Software Engineering for Mobile Game Software Product Lines

This project investigates the cost effectiveness of applying product line techniques to the development of the common elements of certain types of video games. Approximately ten games will be analyzed to identify those parts that are used by most of the games. Those commonly used parts will then be re-engineered to make them more generic and to facilitate their reuse in new games, thereby decreasing the cost of production and reducing the time it takes to bring a new video game to market.

Developing Crop Consulting App

The popularity of smartphones and tablets, their mobility and their ease of use raised the attention of companies such as consulting firms to provide their services to their clients’ mobile devices directly. Compared to currently available personal computers, these mobile devices have limited resources in terms of upload, download and on-device data storage capacity. Also, most of these companies designed their systems to work with personal computers. Phantom Ag Ltd. is a consulting firm that provides local farmers with Crop Management Services and on-farm research.

User Traces and Adaptive App Management, within there-implementation of the FarmAtHand App

We will research ways of tracking user behavior on a mobile application, as well as being able to remotely update the application without having to update program code. Hence allowing customizations per user, and the ability to make the change at any time. The partner organization FarmAtHand will benefit by receiving a brand new mobile application with many improvements and added features.

Synchronization between cloud database and mobile applications

The project will provide FarmAtHand – the partner organization a scalable and secure solution for making applications on multiple mobile platform like iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. With this solution FarmAtHand will benefit by receiving brand new mobile applications on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and websites on which they can implement their farming approach. The above applications and websites can be use simultaneousely by many users from different locations without the risk of confliction.