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University of Calgary

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Gary F. Margrave, & Dr. Michael Lamoureux, University of Calgary

Project team: 
Dr. Robert Ferguson, University of Calgary
Dr. Peter C. Gibson, York University
Dr. Michael C. Haslam, York University
Dr. Wenyuan Liao, University of Calgary
Dr. Jiri Patera, Université de Montréal
Dr. Cristian Rios, University of Calgary
Dr. Andrew Toms, York University
Dr. Yuriy Zinchenko, University of Calgary
Funding period: 
July 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

This project responds to the need for more precise tools to help oil and gas companies better understand where undiscovered energy reserves lie deep within the earth, and to manage and utilize existing reserves. Bringing together mathematicians and geophysicists, this team develops new algorithms to improve upon existing seismic imaging techniques that create accurate images of the earth beneath our feet.

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Alfred Menezes , University of Waterloo & Dr. Hugh Williams , University of Calgary

Project team: 
Dr. Mark Bauer, University of Calgary
Dr. Guang Gong, University of Waterloo
Dr. Michael Jacobsen, University of Calgary
Dr. Renate Scheidler, University of Calgary
Dr. Edlyn Teske, University of Waterloo
Dr. Scott Vanstone, University of Waterloo
Funding period: 
February 25, 2022 - March 31, 2021
Project Leader(s): 

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

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, 2021 - March 31, 2021

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 Leader(s): 

Dr. Barry Sanders, University of Calgary

Project Website: 
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, 2021 - March 31, 2021

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.

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Leon Glass, McGill University & Dr. Edward Vigmond , University of Calgary

Project team: 
Dr. Joshua Leon, Dalhousie University
Dr. Stanley Nattel, Institut de Cardiologie de Montreal
Funding period: 
February 25, 2022 - March 31, 2021

Abnormal heart rhythms, or cardiac arrhythmias, can result in significant physical impairment and can lead to an increased risk for serious medical problems such as stroke or even sudden death. This team uses mathematics to further the understanding of cardiac arrhythmias and to develop new methods to predict which patients are at risk for arrhythmias and methods for their control. In the past year systems were developed to analyze changes in the electrical properties of heart tissue.