Mobility management for next-generation heterogeneous wireless systems

To support the ubiquitous availability of broadband applications and services, multiple network-access technologies, including the wired Internet and various wireless networks, are expected to co-exist and interoperate. This integration of heterogeneous access networks brings forth unique challenges in the design of multimedia applications and services, since no single network meets the ideal of high bandwidth, universal availability, and low cost.

Multihop cooperative wireless communications

Collaborative network participants can jointly achieve advanced networking functions beyond simple relaying of data packets. They enable distributed network reconfiguration and autonomous tuning of software and hardware among peers, to support diverse and evolving application requirements and networking environments. However, the combination of mutual interference, network scale, decentralized control, and possible multihop radio instability, brings new challenges to the paradigm of intelligent collaboration in future generation wireless networks.

Scalable and Reliable Storage Virtualization

Two emerging technologies, virtualized and cloud storage, are transforming the storage infrastructure of computing systems. Both technologies enable increased resource sharing, promising more flexible, manageable, and cost-efficient use of storage resources. However, these shared storage technologies raise several challenges for storage providers. Storage systems must meet the competing and conflicting performance demands of customers.

Development for the Symphony of Devices

The multitude of computing devices owned (and carried) by any given person is increasing. There is a clear need and opportunity to not simply replicate experiences across form factors, but rather to enable applications to easily span form factors. In the future, it is easy to anticipate that experiences will seamlessly grow and shrink by annexing nearby displays and input devices: the Netflix of the future is not one that can simply play the same movie on multiple devices.

Award Winner Interview: Sachin Goel

The research resulted in the creation of a strain of E-coli that can utilize sugars simultaneously to efficiently produce Biofuel.  Below is an exclusive interview with Mr. Goel, who won the Mitacs Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Research Achievement, as presented by the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway at the 2nd Annual Mitacs Awards Reception, held November 28th in Ottawa.

What is the greatest advantage you gained by participating in Mitacs Globalink?

Award Winner Interview: SayedMasoud Hashemi Amroabadi

The research led to a 78% reduction in CT image noise which facilitates a corresponding decrease in the patient radiation exposure required for high quality CT images, saving patients from the potentially harmful effects of X-ray dose radiation.  Below is an exclusive interview with Mr. Hashemi, who won the Mitacs Award for Novelty in Application, as presented by the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue at the 2nd Annual Mitacs Awards Reception, held November 28th in Ottawa.

Growing Healthy Bodies: The development of a healthy body score-card for Canadian children and youth

This project represents the second step in the development of a “Healthy Body Scorecard” which will allow for more comprehensive and holistic approach to measurement and classification of health in children. This particular project will involve a questionnaire study designed to obtain expert opinion on the development of the scorecard as well as a focus group of experts to further guide the development of the scorecard. This project as a whole will be of significant benefit to the Sandbox Project and McDonalds Restaurants of Canada, the industry partner for this research.

Award Winner Interview: Lisa-Marie Collimore

The research led to the rebranding and further development of a former product which is now marketable to every elementary and secondary school in North America.  Below is an exclusive interview with Ms. Collimore, who won the Mitacs-IRAP Award for Commercialization, presented by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology and Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario at the 2nd Annual Mitacs Awards Reception, held November 28th in Ottawa.


Industry Internships on Smart Applications and Virtual Infrastructures

This Mitacs Accelerate program will support a internships for graduate students in the areas of services and applications using next generation communications, Internet, and cloud computing. The interns will be placed in Canadian telecom and networking providers and vendors and will undertake research projects defined jointly with these partners. The program will prepare graduates to work and industry and will foster collaboration between universities and industry.

Consumer access to personal health information for asthma self-management

The Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (UHN) is leading the development of a mobile web application for asthma self-management on behalf of Ontario Lung Association, in a project funded by Canada Health Infoway. The internship will involve the research and development of the user-interface of this novel application, which can be accessed by users via standard browsers on desktops and laptops to across a range of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.