Technology

Useful Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Ian Goldberg, University of Waterloo and Dr. Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary

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.

Project team: 
Dr. Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary
Dr. Ken Barker, University of Calgary
Dr. Urs Hengartner, University of Waterloo
Dr. Michael Jacobson, University of Calgary
Dr. Alfred Menezes, University of Waterloo
Dr. William Chad Saunders, University of Calgary
Dr. Douglas Stinson, University of Waterloo
Dr. Hugh Williams, University of Calgary
Dr. Carey Williamson, University of Calgary
Funding period: 
April 1, 2008 - March 31, 2010

Quantum Information Processing

Project Leader(s): 

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.

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Project team: 
Dr. Andrew Childs, University of Waterloo
Dr. Richard Cleve, University of Waterloo
Dr. Peter Hoyer, University of Calgary
Dr. Michele Mesca, University of Waterloo
Dr. Ashwin Nayak, University of Waterloo
Dr. David Poulin, University of Sherbrooke
Dr. Robert Raussendorf, University of British Columbia
Dr. Ben Reichardt, University of Waterloo
Dr. John Watrous, University of Waterloo
Funding period: 
April 1, 2002 - March 31, 2010

Modelling and Mining of Networked Information Spaces

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Jeannette Janssen , Dalhousie University & Dr. Evangelos Milios , Dalhousie University

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.

Project team: 
Dr. Bill Aiello, University of British Columbia
Dr. Anthony Bonato, Ryerson University
Dr. Allan Borodin, University of Toronto
Dr. Hugh, Chipman, Acadia University
Dr. Malcolm Heywood, Dalhousie University
Dr. Nauzer Kalyaniwalla, Dalhousie University
Dr. Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University
Funding period: 
September 1, 2003 - March 31, 2011

Fusion and Inference in Surveillance Networks

Project Leader(s): 

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.

Project team: 
Dr. Nando de Freitas, University of British Columbia
Dr. Arnaud Doucet, University of British Columbia
Dr. Frank Ferrie, McGill University
Dr. T. Kirubarajan, McMaster University
Dr. Michael Rabbat, McGill University
Non-academic participants: 
Funding period: 
October 1, 2006 - March 31, 2010

New Methods in Medical Imaging

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Adrian Nachman , University of Toronto

Project team: 
Dr. Michael L. G. Joy , (University of Toronto)
Dr. Dawn Jorgenson , (Phillips Medical System, Dept. Heartstream)
Non-academic participants: 
Funding period: 
April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2006

Mathematical Modelling in Pharmaceutical Development

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Jack A. Tuszynski , University of Alberta

Project team: 
Dr. Thoms Hillen, (University of Alberta)
Dr. Gerda de Vries, (University of Alberta)
Dr. Michael Y. Li, (University of Alberta)
Dr. D. Peter Tieleman, (University of Calgary)
Dr. Lukasz Kurgan, (University of Alberta)
Dr. Eric Cytrynbaum, (University of British Columbia)
Dr. Stephane Portet, (University of Manitoba)
Dr. Siv Sivaloganathan, (University of Waterloo)
Dr. Roderick Melnik, (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Funding period: 
July 1, 2000 - March 31, 2007

Lie Algebra Image Processing Applied to Functional Brain Imaging

Project Leader(s): 

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.

Project team: 
Dr. F. Lesage, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Dr. Hongmei Zhu, York University
Funding period: 
October 1, 2006 - March 31, 2008

Improving Genome Annotation, Molecular Structure and Interaction Prediction: An Algorithmic Study of Biomolecular Functions

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Anne Condon , University of British Columbia

Project team: 
Dr. Holger H. Hoos, University of British Columbia
Dr. Ming Li, University of Waterloo
Dr. Irmtraud Meyer, University of British Columbia
Dr. S. Cenk Sahinalp, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Ladislav Stacho, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Peter J. Unrau, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Kaizhong Zhang, University of Western Ontario
Funding period: 
April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2010

Health Care Operations Research

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Martin Puterman , University of British Columbia

Project team: 
Dr. Dionne Aleman, University of Toronto
Dr. Derek Atkins, University of British Columbia
Dr. John Blake, Dalhousie University
Dr. Michael Carter, University of Toronto
Dr. Armann Ingolfsson, University of Alberta
Dr. Bora Kolfal, University of Alberta
Dr. Wojtek Michalowski, University of Ottawa
Dr. Jonathan Patrick, University of Ottawa
Dr. Maurice Queyranne, University of British Columbia
Pablo Santibáñez, BC Cancer Agency
Dr. Steven Shechter, University of British Columbia
Dr. Vedat Verter, McGill University
Dr. Greg Zaric, University of Western Ontario
Funding period: 
October 1, 2006 - March 31, 2009

Effect of Feeding Behavior on the Systemic Exposure to Feed-Administered Antibiotics in Swine

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Fahima Nekka , Université de Montréal

Project team: 
Dr. Jerome del Castillo, (Université de Montréal)
Dr. Renée Bergeron, (Université Laval )
Dr. Jacques Bélair, (Université de Montréal)
Dr. Jacques Turgeon, (Université de Montréal)
Dr. Sylvain Quessy, (Université de Montréal)
Dr. Jun Li, (Université de Montréal)
Funding period: 
April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2007