Awards & Announcements
NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant
Nov 14, 2011
Dr. Xiao-Ping Zhang has been awarded a NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grant for the project, "Content based Intelligent Processing and Management of Visual Media for Children" with funding of $180,000 over three years.
This research is a collaborative effort between Dr. Zhang's lab, CASPAL, and the industrial partner Kidobi, Inc., to develop advanced theories and innovative intelligent technologies in visual media management and services, and tackle specific application needs. It will focus on content-based intelligent video categorization, summarization, retrieval and management for children's visual media.
Nov 2, 2011
Dr. Lian Zhao has been awarded Ontario Centres of Excellence funding to a maximum of $105,000 over two years, for the project, "Robust Power Line Communication for Automotive Applications", in collaboration with industry partner Mobile Climate Control.
Stage One and Stage Two OPIC Funding
Oct 17, 2011
Dr. Xiao-Ping Zhang has been awarded both Stage One and Stage Two grant funding from OPIC (Ontario Partnership for Innovation and Commercialization) for his project on Intelligent Search and Retrieval System for Financial Databases.
IEEE Real World Engineering Projects Award
Sep 26, 2011
Dr. James Andrew Smith has received an award from the IEEE for his project, "Birth Weight Measurement in Midwifery and Mobile Health Care Delivery". Part of the IEEE Real World Engineering Projects 2010 program competition, the project "aims to change how first-year engineering is taught by introducing practical projects that address real-world problems whose solutions can benefit society".
This is the fourth time since 2007 that Dr. Smith has won as either an author or co-author of a RWEP submission.
NSERC Idea to Innovation Phase IIb Grant
Sep 12, 2011
Dr. Xiao-Ping Zhang has been awarded a NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Phase IIb grant for the project entitled "An Intelligent Information Retrieval and Processing System for Financial Databases". The total amount of funding from NSERC, EidoSearch Inc. and Ryerson is $525,000.
Dr. Zhang and his CASPAL team have been working with Wall Street financial professionals, marketing experts, and University of Chicago financial economists to create a powerful search engine and discovery tool that uses innovative signal processing to analyze financial data. This technology will maximize the competency of professionals in the financial industry by enabling them to make more informed investment decisions with greater flexibility and with enhanced quality of data analysis.
The industry partner, EidoSearch Inc., is a spin-off company co-founded by Dr. Zhang to commercialize the search technology. This project successfully completed the NSERC I2I Phase I and Phase IIa grant phases. Phase IIb is the last phase of the NSERC I2I program, supporting the development of technology with promising commercial applications.
Aug 23, 2011
Dr. Sri Krishnan was awarded a three-year National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) grant for collaborative research on knee joint vibration signal detection and analysis. Dr. Yunfeng Wu of Xiamen University, China is the Lead Investigator of the project.
Toronto Hydro Research Grant
Dr. Xavier Fernando and two other researchers have received $112,500 in funding for the project, "Development of Residential HVAC and Air Conditioning Demand Management and Control Systems", from Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (THESL) for three years. The project focuses on smart buildings and the interaction with the smart grid.
Chinacom 2011 Best Paper
Aug 23, 2011
Ph.D. student, Khalid Hafeez, supervised by Dr. Lian Zhao, won "Best Student Paper" award at Chinacom 2011 conference for his paper, "A Novel Media Access (MAC) Protocol for VANETs".
Fed Dev ARC Funding Awarded
Jul 18, 2011
Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Kyan who has been awarded $50,000 Fed Dev ARC (Applied Research and Commercialization) Initiative funding for his project, "Colours Without Borders" in collaboration with Trade Secret Printing, Inc., Toronto.
Jul 18, 2011; updated Jul 26, 2011
Dr. Muhammad Jaseemuddin awarded Ontario Partnership in Innovation and Commercialization (OPIC) funding for the research project entitled: Prototype Implementation of RAON Middleware for Multi-user Applications on Network of Smart Phones.
Dr. Sri Krishnan awarded funding from OPIC (Ontario Partnership for Innovation and Commercialization) for research projects in the areas of measurement of multimedia content and quality, and using acoustics signal processing for infrastructure monitoring.
BEAU STANDISH JOINS THE DEPARTMENT
Jul 11, 2011
Dr. Beau A. Standish will join the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on August 1, 2011 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Standish was a Post-Doctorate Fellow and a Business Project Manager with Biophotonics and Bioengineering Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Ryerson Univerity. Dr. Standish will bring a strong research profile in biophotonics to the Department and his appointment will further enhance the leading position of Ryerson University in biomedical engineering.
Dr. Standish received his B.Eng. degree in engineering physics from McMaster Univeristy and PhD. in medical biophysics from University of Toronto.
AMIRNASER YAZDANI JOINS THE DEPARTMENT
Jul 11, 2011
Dr. Amirnaser Yazdani will join the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on August 1, 2011 as an Associate Professor with tenure. Prior to his appointment at Ryerson University, Dr. Yazdani was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Western Ontario as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Yazdani will bring a strong research profile in power systems to the Department and the newly launched Center for Urban Energy at Ryerson University. His appointment will further enhance the leading position of Ryerson University in energy systems.
Dr. Yazdani received his PhD. from University of Toronto and is a registered professional engineer in Ontario.
SARWAN SAHOTA AWARD
May 24, 2011
Congratulations to Dr. Sri Krishnan for being awarded the "2011 Ryerson Sarwan Sahota Award for Distinguished Scholarly, Research, and Creative Activity".
This award recognizes an individual's outstanding contribution to knowledge or artistic creation in their area of expertise while employed at Ryerson University.
HEC SUMO ROBOT WINS 1ST PLACE
May 17, 2011
Two students from Ryerson's Hobby Electronics Club, Danny Porthiyas (Electrical Engineering) and Ismail Abdul Rawoof (Computer Engineering) participated in the annual IEEE-sponsored 2011 Western Canadian Robot Games. Their first time at the competition, held on May 14th at Calgary Aerospace Museum, Danny and Ismail won First Place in the Full Size Sumo Wrestling Robot category.
Photo & video credit: James Andrew Smith.
CIHR and NSERC Grants
May 16, 2011
Congratulations to Dr. Sri Krishnan who has been awarded a research grant from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and NSERC for a total of $641,609 with $311,988 coming from CIHR and $329,621 from NSERC towards his research on signal processing for predicting sudden cardiac death.
Fed Dev ARC Funding Awarded
Apr 17, 2011
Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Jaseemuddin who has been awarded Fed Dev ARC (Applied Research and Commercialization) Initiative funding for his project, "Developing Internet Routing Failure Detection and Analysis Tool" in collaboration with Solana Networks, Ottawa.
NSERC Discovery Grants
Mar 28, 2011
CIHR Grant Award
Feb 7, 2011
Congratulations to Dr. Victor Yang for being awarded a three-year grant from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for, "Optical Coherence Tomography for Intraoperative Imaging during Skull Base Neurosurgical Procedures".
CIHR Grant Award
Feb 1, 2011
Dr. Karthi Umapathy was awarded a 3-year Operating Grant from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for the research project titled, "Studying Dynamic Electrical Conduction Pathways in Understanding Human Ventricular Fibrillation". The grant co-applicants included Dr. K. Nanthakumar from the Toronto General Hospital, Dr. D. Jaffray from the Princess Margaret Hospital and Dr. Sri Krishnan from this department.
2011 Engage Grant Awards
Jan 24, 2011; last updated Oct 17, 2011
Congratulations to Dr. F. Yuan for the NSERC Engage Grant award for "Low-power adaptive feedback decision equalization techniques for high-speed serial data communications" in collaboration with Gennum Corporation.
Congratulations to Dr. Soosan Beheshti for the NSERC Engage Grant award for "Image Optimization for Pulmonary nodules detection at Lung Cancer Screening".
Congratulations to Dr. X. Zhang for the NSERC Engage Grant award for "Real-time video categorization algorithms for content aware adaptive video encoding" in collaboration with ViXS Systems.
Congratulations to Dr. A. Anpalagan for the NSERC Engage Grant award for "Optimized Receiver Design for Short Range Wireless Communication in Urban Residential Areas" in collaboration with industrial partner PESIPLEX.
Congratulations to Dr. O. Das for the NSERC Engage Grant award for "Development of a test suite for a new generation language processor" in collaboration with industrial partner TechnoBasics Software Inc.
IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Design Prize
Undergraduate students Mark Makary, Evgeny Sheinfeld and Dwain Lobo-Pires supervised by Dr. Xavier Fernando won the Bronze Prize in the, "MTT Alive 2010 International Video Competition", organized by IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, for their design project "Wireless Treadmill Control using Heart Rate Monitoring".
The competition was open to undergraduate students worldwide. The entries were judged by a panel of IEEE members. Prizes were decides based on the following criteria: 50% for creativity, 25% for novelty of wireless aspect and 25% for systems thinking in the design. The prizes were announced at the International Microwave Symposium held in Anaheim, California during the Student Awards Luncheon.