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Project Leader(s): 

Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Ilker Hacihaliloglu, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia

Lead faculty member: Dr. David Wilson, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia

The Canadian National Trauma Registry have recorded that out of 109,738 major injuries occurring in 1999, 4531 had a pelvis fracture. Traditional intraoperative imaging modality in orthopaedic surgery is 2D fluoroscopy which makes identification of 3D bone surfaces very difficult and exposes the patient and the surgical team to harmful ionizing radiation. Ultrasound has traditionally been used to image the body's soft tissue, organs, and blood flow in real time.

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Anthony Vannelli, University of Guelph & Dr. Miguel F, AnjosEcole Polytechnique

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.