Design and Development of Actuation and Control Systems for the Synchronized Segmentally Interchanging Pulley Transmission System (SSIPTS)

This research project is responsible for the design, development, and experimentation of the actuation and control systems for the synchronized segmentally interchanging pulley transmission system, SSIPTS. SSIPTS is a novel variable mechanical transmission that offers the combined benefits of existing transmission systems for both automotive and wind industries. To ensure high reliability at the high speed and load conditions required for both automotive and wind turbine applications, SSIPTS will need high speed actuator and control systems.

Bringing the Personal Web to Clinical Decision Support

IBM CAS Research Canada has created the Personal Web initiative, a new form of web interaction that is user-centred, restful, and fueled by understanding of personal context and semantics. This project will apply the principles of the Personal Web to the problem of clinical decision making, utilizing the powerful data analysis capabilities of IBM SPSS and IBM Cognos.

Evaluation of appearance, corrosion properties and leach resistance of modified micronized copper preservative treated wood

Recently introduced micronized copper wood preservative system has successfully captured most of the treated wood market in the USA; however, it cannot be acceptable in Canada because the wood surface is mottled and streaky in appearance when it is applied to Canadian wood species (spruce-pine fir). This problem may be solved by partially solubilizing copper with MEA to provide an even color to wood surface.

Optimum Biometric Authentication Scheme Based on Polar Codes

In this project, we consider a biometric authentication scheme as a beneficial and alternative approach for traditional cryptographic authentication systems. Our goal here is to design the component of a biometric authentication scheme, such that the leakage information about the biometric template and  the related secret key to the person who has access to the stored data is minimized. For this purpose, we model this scheme as two communications systems: namely as an XOR channel and a wiretap channel.

Advanced Risk Management Analytics

 

Our objectives are to research, develop, test, and implement:

1. New yield curve construction and smoothing algorithms and improvements to standard curve construction algorithms, in particular, that are better adapted to illiquid markets such as Mexico, Israel, etc. 2. We seek fully automated real-time curve construction algorithms, which will allow for traders to use and data vendors to provide curves evolving in real time.

3. Interest rate spread curve construction algorithms, to be applied both to corporate spread and inflation spread curves.

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