Collective will and the Brazilian Left: how is a real movement built out of a crisis of praxis?

This project is intended to follow and analyse the most recent activities of groups identified to be in the Brazilian Left. Through fieldwork and theoretical analysis, the goal is to understand how the Left views itself, how collective will can be developed within these groups, and if a critical pedagogical methodology can assist in this process. The ethnographic methodology employed in this project will help to identify who the main actors are and what kind of activities have been prioritized by Left organizations.

Mahseer on the move: Exploring the post-release behaviour and movement of mahseer (Tor spp.) after catch-and-release angling using biotelemetry

Recreational fishing is a popular activity worldwide that contributes an estimated $190B USD in expenditures to the global economy each year. Contrasting the economic benefits of the activity is an array of ecological and biological impacts. Catch-and-release fishing, the act of returning a fish to water (presumably unharmed) after landing, has become an increasingly popular strategy to mitigate these impacts. Yet, different species respond differently to catch-and-release practices.

Stochastic Control in Network Coding Enabled Wireless Systems Year One

Network stochastic control is considered as a primary goal in the design of emerging wireless networks. One of the objectives in the stochastic control of wireless networks is to enable crosslayer designs to achieve stochastically optimal resource allocation in the physical and MAC layers. Different stochastic performance criteria can be considered in the optimal control of wireless networks. Delay is one of the most challenging ones and has been addressed far less in the literature.

Enabling Operator Decision-Making to Increase the Efficiency of Operator-led Collaborative Teams in Operating Centres Year Two

Operating Centre control rooms are large rooms where trained operators remotely supervise data centre equipment. Operators aim to maintain the connectivity and computer services modern society relies on. They provide services to their organizations or government or industry clients including forming and monitoring tactical teams that solve time-critical computing issues. Their daily activities include monitoring and responding to alerts, while simultaneously participating in multiple distributed teams where the role of the operator is to ensure progress towards a problem's resolution.

"Performance Optimization in 3GPP<->WiFi Traffic Steering *Renewal, previous title ""Stochastic Control in Network Coding Enabled Wireless Systems Year One"""

The mobile traffic has been increased significantly both in volume and in the variety of services in the new generation of broadband mobile networks. This made mobile operators to think about new approaches of data forwarding in wireless cellular networks. With this motivation, mobile operators have started to deploy WiFi to enhance the cellular network capacity. This is done by providing a seamless traffic steering between WiFi and cellular network.

Development and Scale Up of Precursors for Atomic Layer Deposition

Research in the Barry lab has been following two independent streams of precursor development: NHC complexes of group 11 amides for the deposition of metal films, and development of designed iminopyrrolidinates to quench low temperature thermal decomposition mechanisms. A series of novel N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-containing copper(I) amides have been shown to be viable ALD precursors. This family is represented by the compounds 4,5-dimethyl-1,3-diisopropyl-imidazol-2-ylidene copper hexamethyldisilazide, which was synthesized and structurally characterized.

Enabling Operator Decision-Making to Increase the Efficiency of Operator-led Collaborative Teams in Operating Centres

Operating Centre control rooms are large rooms where trained operators remotely supervise data centre equipment. Operators aim to maintain the connectivity and computer services modern society relies on. They provide services to their organizations or government or industry clients including forming and monitoring tactical teams that solve time-critical computing issues. Their daily activities include monitoring and responding to alerts, while simultaneously participating in multiple distributed teams where the role of the operator is to ensure progress towards a problem's resolution.

Development and Scale Up of Precursors for Atomic Layer Deposition Year Two

Precision Molecular Design is involved in chemical precursor synthesis, design, and intellectual property for the thinfilm industry. Precursors for this billion dollar industrial sector are required for a variety of metal and non-metal films, including copper, ruthenium, and titanium nitride and tantalum nitride, to name a few. All of these films are metallic conductors involved in interconnect technology (i.e., micro- and nano-scale wiring) for microelectronic devices.

Contextual recommendation for online merchants

Shopify provides a platform for merchants to sell their products online. Shopify merchants typically face various common concerns at different phases of their development, such as uploading their product descriptions, marketing their shop, increasing their sales, etc. The goal of this project is to build a software system to identify which problems the merchant is currently facing and for which some help is welcome, and to make customized, pertinent, timely and yet unintrusive suggestions to solve these problems, thus acting as a virtual business assistant.

Simplified Identification of Insects using Software Tools and Digital Photography

Identification of insect prey is essential for understanding the foraging behaviours of insectivorous bat and bird predators. The intern will develop software tools that will aid a skilled entomologist with the rapid identification of insects from photographs taken from field collecting sites.

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