In today’s highly connected world in which data is so easy to collect, search, and transfer, privacy is of increasing importance. Unfortunately, the way most communication happens today - particularly over the Internet - is quite privacy unfriendly. When you send email, use instant messaging, or simply browse the world-wide web, information about you and your actions gets disseminated to diverse parties around the world, and you have little, if any, control over it.
Dr. Barry Sanders, University of Calgary
As the size of computer components approaches the atomic scale, quantum technologies will be necessary for the storing and processing of information. The ability to exploit quantum mechanics opens up a whole new mode of computation that may allow computations previously thought infeasible or impossible. Thus, this project team is working to develop novel systems and techniques for information processing, transmission and security by exploiting the properties of quantum mechanical operations.
The development of the Internet and the World Wide Web has changed the way in which we gather information. No longer is information only available as in a library, with items catalogued in an orderly manner. More and more often, information is presented as it is in the World Wide Web: as a mass of items with interconnecting links. This research team aims to extract information from such web-like collections by considering both the content of the items and the link structure that connects them, and the interaction of both components.
Dr. Mark Coates, McGill University
With the widespread deployment of networked sensors and cameras throughout cities, there is an incredible opportunity for improving safety and security. Surveillance networks incorporate cameras mounted on traffic lights and overpasses, mobile cameras attached to emergency vehicles, and chemical and biological sensors for detecting dangerous contaminants. Surveillance networks can comprise several thousand sensors and cameras throughout a city.
Dr. Adrian Nachman , University of Toronto
Dr. Jack A. Tuszynski , University of Alberta
Project CyberCell Inc.
Technology Innovations, LLC
National Institute for Nanotechnology
Cross Cancer Institute
McBride Career Group
Howard J. Greenwald P.C.
Multimedia Advanced Computational Infrastructure (MACI)
Canadian-European Research Initiative on Nanostructure (CERION)
Dr. Jiri Patera, Université de Montréal
The development of new biomedical imaging techniques has resulted in significantly better tools for doctors and scientists to image humans and animals in-vivo. Technological developments and new types of imagers with more capabilities are revolutionizing the field. Currently, available technologies for brain imaging include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), functional MRI, Diffuse Optical Tomography (DOT), Electro-Encephalography (EEG) and Magneto-Encephalography.
Improving Genome Annotation, Molecular Structure and Interaction Prediction: An Algorithmic Study of Biomolecular Functions
Dr. Anne Condon , University of British Columbia
Dr. Martin Puterman , University of British Columbia
BC Cancer Agency
Canadian Blood Services
Cancer Care Ontario
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
City of Calgary Public Safety Communications
The Community Care Access Centre
Edmonton Emergency Medical Services
Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Health
Hamilton Health Sciences
Jewish General Hospital
Leaders for Life
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Health System Strategy Division
The Ottawa Hospital
Princess Margaret Hospital
Provincial Health Services Authority
Strathcona County Emergency Services
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Vancouver General Hospital - VGH Surgery
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Dr. Fahima Nekka , Université de Montréal