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Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Anthony Vannelli, University of Guelph & Dr. Miguel F, Anjos, University of Waterloo

Project team: 
Dr. Abdo Youssef Alfakih, University of Windsor
Dr. Kankar Bhattacharya, University of Waterloo
Dr. Claudio A. Canizares, University of Waterloo
Dr. Richard J. Caron, University of Windsor
Dr. Thomas Coleman, University of Waterloo
Dr. Tim N. Davidson, McMaster University
Dr. Antoine Deza, McMaster University
Dr. Samir Elhedhli, University of Waterloo
Dr. David Fuller, University of Waterloo
Dr. Elizabeth Jewkes, University of Waterloo
Dr. Paul McNicholas, University of Guelph
Dr. Chitra Rangan, University of Windsor
Dr. Tamás Terlaky, Lehigh University
Dr. Stephen Vavasis, University of Waterloo
Dr. Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo
Dr. Guoqing Zhang, University of Windsor
Funding period: 
April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Due to the explosive growth in the technology for manufacturing integrated circuits, modern chips contain millions of transistors. Using sophisticated optimization algorithms, it is possible to achieve notable increases in the performance of the chips, reduce the manufacturing costs, and produce faster, cheaper computing for society. Thus, the objective of this project is to enhance the solution of large-scale optimization problems arising in these applications.

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Hermann Eberl, University of Guelph and Dr. John Stockie, Simon Fraser University

Project team: 
Dr. John R Dutcher, University of Guelph
Dr. Ian Frigaard, University of British Columbia
Dr. Nilima Nigam, Simon Fraser University
Dr. David Pink, St. Francis Xavier University
Dr. Gideon Wolfaardt, Ryerson University
Funding period: 
1 octobre 2009 - 31 mars 2011

Bacterial biofilms are microbial depositions on immersed surfaces and are ubiquitous in natural and engineered environments. For example, they play a significant role in medical applications where they can grow on artificial implants and cause infections; they form dental plaques and contribute to tooth decay; they can be utilized to assist in clean-up of contaminated soils or groundwater aquifers; they accelerate corrosion of metal surfaces; and they are a main culprit behind contamination of drinking water systems and food processing equipment.