Mobile Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Technology

The research project will involve the development of features and techniques to aid people with communication disabilities through the use of consumer mobile devices (ex. smartphones) and tablet computers. Some of the major areas of interest include: location aware vocabularies, predictive sentence construction, and support for alternative input for people that also suffer from motor control problems. This work will directly benefit the partner organization by providing enhancements and breakthrough, cutting-edge, technology features to the MyVoice commercial product.

Modeling foreign exchange interest rate hybrid financial derivatives under a multicurrencymodel with stochastic volatility

The proposed project addresses the main challenge in modeling long-dated (maturities of 30 years or more) foreign exchange (FX) interest rate (IR) hybrid derivatives, namely the strong sensitivity of the products to the skew of the FX volatility smiles via the use of a stochastic process, such as the Heston model. Numerical methods based on a partial differential equation (PDE) approach will be developed for the pricing of these derivatives. The expected benefits of the project to the industrial partner are (i) flexible modeling frameworks for long-dated FX-IR, which can be easily modified

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.