OPR-AL

Research & Innovation Centre

Optimization Problems Research and Applications Laboratory

  • OPR-Lab received the 2017 NSERC Discovery Grant
  • Patrick Siddavataam received 2017 OPR Research/Teaching award
  • Juan Rebanal received the 2017 Dean's Research Assistantship award
  • Binh Nguyen received 2017 Dept. Research Assistantship award
  • Aakriti Sharma joined OPR lab pursuing her Master's degree
  • Sheraz Siddiqui joined OPR lab pursuing his Master's degree
  • Haitham Bseiso joined OPR lab pursuing his Master's degree
  • Sabrina Ciardullo joined OPR Lab as a Research Assistant
 

  B.Sc., M.Sc. Kassel, Ph.D. Hannover, P.Eng., SM-IEEE

  • 2001- Present Professor, Ryerson University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2000-01 Assistant Professor, Beheshti University, Tehran
  • 1998-99 Nokia Research Center, Bochum, Germany
  • 1996-99 Bosch Research Center, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1995-98 Research and Teaching, University of Hannover, Germany

Dr. Reza Sedaghat

Dr. Reza Sedaghat received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hannover, Germany. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada in 2001 and was promoted to Professor in 2012. He is the founder, director, and principal investigator (PI) of Optimization Problems Research and Applications Laboratory (OPRAL). OPR-AL was funded in 2003 from Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Ryerson University. His industrial experience includes collaborations in Germany with Nokia Research Center, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Infineon Siemens as well as AMD and Blackberry in Canada. Dr. Sedaghat directs a research group working on radio resource management (RRM) security and radio access & networking (RAN) areas within OPR-AL. His current research interests include cryptanalysis on chip, cross layer design and optimization, attack immunity, combinatorial optimization problem, quadratic assignment problem, and graph algorithms. Dr. Sedaghat is currently serving as a reviewer for ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, editor and reviewer for Journal of Microelectronics Reliability, Microelectronics Journal, and Science Direct Elsevier.

 

Optimization Problems Research and Applications Laboratory

OPR-AL is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada. Our major focus is to investigate the theory, implementation, application and development of advanced Optimization approaches in Communication networking and security systems as well as VLSI systems. Our research topics include applied mathematics, the combinatorial optimization problem, the quadratic assignment problem, and graph algorithms, as well as the application of state-of-the-art technology in system synthesis.
 
4 Patents,
100+  Publications
70+ Graduate Alumni
Success stories with high ranking positions at
IMAX, NVIDIA, Blackberry, AMD, Qualcomm, Siemens, Infineon,etc.
3 OPR-Lab graduated students are Professors 15+ Research Assistants

 

 

 

 

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Biomedical

OPR-AL has research interests in biomedical applications.

 
 

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Current Members

Patrick Siddavataam

Patrick is working toward a PhD degree in the OPR Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He has worked in various capacities as a Systems developer for designing multi-domain products in different divisions of Microsoft Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH and Siemens AG. His research interests include secure algorithms, security patterns, cryptography and building secure and optimized VLSI architectures.

Aakriti Tarun Sharma

Aakriti is currently pursuing her Master's degree in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University. During her undergraduate study, she interned in the Monitoring & Diagnostics department at General Electric Energy. Her research interests include VLSI design and optimization including the areas of Power Engineering such as reducing the effects of Geo Magnetically Induced Currents.

Sheraz Siddiqui

Sheraz is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University.

 

Nahid Sahelgozin

Nahid is a research assistant at OPR-AL focused on developing solutions for image processing theories. She is coordinating a research group developing image processing tools. Additionally, she is interested in field of Digital systems and Advanced Mathematics. Nahid is the Recipient of L'Ecole Polytechnique Award.

Juan Carlo Rebanal

Juan Carlo is research assistant at OPR-AL and received the prestigious Ryerson Dean's Research internship award. His research involves wireless IOT communication protocols. He is a Recipient of IEEE Toronto Section Scholarship Award, Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award. He has interests in machine learning, mobile ad-hoc networks, and communication protocols.

Abdul Javid

Abdul is a research assistant at OPR-AL working on developing solutions to problems related to energy and communication systems. His work involves optimizing the amount of energy extracted from renewable sources and utilizing the harnessed energy to power a small communication system. Some of his interests include digital communication systems, analog circuit design, and digital signal processing.

Sabrina Ciardullo

Sabrina Ciardullo is a research assistant at OPR-AL focused on developing solutions for communication based problems. Her current project involves optimizing the range and capacity of wireless network communications. Sabrina is highly interested in this field, as well as in areas of biomedical research such as medical imaging and processing.

Binh Nguyen

Binh is a Dean's List student in Biomedical Engineering at Ryerson University and was awarded with department Research Internship. His current project involves research in machine learning of IOT networks. His interests are web design, wireless communications and hardware development.

John Varnava

John is is currently a research assistant at OPR Laboratories and is a Dean's List student. His current project involves the optimization of memory clustering/Partitioning hardware architecture. His interests include IoT networks, artificial intelligence, and hardware optimization.

Victor Ngo

Victor is a student in Electrical Engineering at Ryerson University and is currently a research assistant at OPR Laboratories. His current project involves research in image processing. Some of his interests include algorithm design, digital systems and game theory.

Aesh Howady

Aesh Howady is a computer engineering student at Ryerson university. She is a research assistant at OPR-AL working on developing solutions for image processing algorithms. She is interested in algorithms design and digital system.

Vatsal Patel

Vatsal is a Dean's List student in Electrical engineering at Ryerson university. He is a research assistant at OPR-AL. His current project involves the optimization of Memory clustering/partitioning. His interests include communications, VLSI and artificial intelligence.

Ahsan Zahid

Ahsan is a research assistant at OPR-AL focused on developing automated system solutions. His current project involves navigation system architecture for autonomous floating robots and power generation optimization. Some of his interests include computational hardware and digital circuit design.

Param Desai

Param is a research assistant at OPR-AL and a dean's list member at the Ryerson University. He is a recipient of international student merit scholarship award and had also been chosen as the faculty of engineering best mentor of the year for 2016-2017. His research area is internet of things (IOT) and its applications. His interests include optimization, IT security, and programming.

Miten Patel

Miten is a Dean's List student pursuing Computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is a research assistant at OPR-AL focused on developing IOT communication models and optimizing wireless sensor networks (WSN). He has interests in distributed computing systems, network security, machine learning algorithms and hardware architectures.

Raymond Baker

Raymond is a Dean's List student in Computer Engineering at Ryerson University and is a research assistant in the OPR lab. His current work is based on mineral and metal analysis. With emphasis on accurate measurement. Raymond is interested in algorithm optimization, Hardware development, and encryption.

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Supervised Students

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  • Charles Lim (Canada), was R&D Lead at Harris Broadcast Communications
  • Jason Chang (Canada), Current Position: nVIDIA
  • Reza Javaheri (Canada), Current Position: , Qualcomm
  • M. Kunchwar (Canada), Current Position: Blackberry
  • P. Lee (Canada), Current Position: AMD
  • Behnaz Abdoli (Canada), TYCO
  • A. Sengupta (Canada), Current Position: Faculty Memeber, Indian Institute of Technology,  IIT, India
  • B. Abedi (Canada), Faculty Memeber, BN University of Technology, Iran
  • W. Hartong (Germany), Siemens
  • R. Lee (Germany), Infineon
  • J. Zalev (Canada)
  • Zhipeng Zeng (Canada)
  • H. Moon (Canada)
  • L. Kant (Canada)
  • M. Torshizi (Canada)
  • A. Zeinali (Iran)
  • A. Morrison (Canada)
  • Jasmina Vasiljevic (Canada)
  • P. Hac (Canada)
  • A. Azad (Canada)
  • K. Adekunle (Canada)
  • S. Naderi (Canada)
  • S. Kilinc(Canada)
  • A. Abbas (Canada)
  • R. Leung (Canada)
  • D. Cerullo (Canada)
  • B. O'Brien (Canada)
  • T. Fung (Canada)
 

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