Recent Research Projects

SUSTAIN: Sensor-based Unified Simulation Techniques for Advanced In-building Networks

2018/19 • $205,000 • PI,CO
Modern building automation systems collect and store vast amounts of data in temporal scales ranging from seconds to multiple years and spatial scales ranging from rooms to communities. But tools that facilitate management and visualization of these data are in their infancy. It has become...

Advanced Methodologies for Real-Time Discrete Event Modelling and Simulation

2015/16-2018/19 • $200,000 • PI
Embedded real-time systems are built as sets of components interacting with their surrounding environment. These are highly reactive systems, where the decisions can lead to catastrophic consequences for goods or lives (industrial automation, transport, robotics, etc.). In these systems, not...

Resilience analysis method and tool for Humanitas systems

2018/19 • $25,000 • PI
Humanitas provides technological solutions to achieve connectivity, security and productivity in emergencies.*To achieve this connectivity they use different methods, including setting up communication networks using*drones and they are interested in investigating how to improve resiliency in...

Methodologies for real-time discrete-event simulation

2010/11-2014/15 • $155,000 • PI
Real-time systems (RTS) are very advanced computer system applications with hardware and software components interacting in a tight fashion. The manual development of this kind of systems is time consuming, error prone, and expensive. Different formal methods have been proposed for RTS...

Advanced Distributed Algorithms for COMP in LTE networks

2013/14-2014/15 • $50,000 • PI
At present, most 4G wireless networks need higher capacity and peak throughput. LTE (Long Term Evolution) is an emerging wireless communication standard, whose goal is to improve bandwidth utilization, and Ericsson Canada is a world leader in this technology. In LTE, the Coordinated Multi-Point...

Pedestrian modeling to ensure business continuity with public transit investment

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
Companies like Bentall Kennedy usually face serious challenges during the design and construction phase of building development projects. Consequently, new sets of tools have been recently developed to support the design phase of these projects. For instance, Building Information Modeling (BIM)...

Semantic Interoperabiliity for SageTea

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
SageTea® (State-Activity-Group-Element-Transition-Event-Action) is a new technology to design software which is based on the conversion of natural language (i.e. text) into software automatically. At present, SageTea uses a simple approach for language processing It can read sentences,...

Interoperable Simulation-ready IFC-driven DEVS Models

2012/13 • $25,000 • PI
Successful construction projects require an enormous amount of data collected and analyzed in the pre-design phase of the project. Building Information Management (BIM) software are a new set of tools that can be used to generate and manage data for buildings during the project life cycle. BIM...

Distributed simulation algorithms for coordinated multi-point operation

2012/13 • $25,000 • PI
With increasing demands for higher capacity and peak throughput in 4G wireless networks such as LTE, a number of feature enhancements are being considered to address these demands. Principal among these for LTE-Advanced is the use of Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) operation. This is a highly...

Augmented reality of multimedia delivery on Smartphones

2011/12 • $25,000 • PI
The cross-platform application inSitu Solutions(TM) helps Web and mobile phones to publish location-based content to inform, attract and retain visitors. This interactive solution delivers multimedia content through points of interest on maps, floor plans or images. InSitu Solutions(TM) is...

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