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Concordia University, Montreal - 2016

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Building, Civil & Environmental

A) BUILDING ENGINEERING
1) Wind Effects on Buildings: Building Aerodynamics.
2) Building Environment: Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation.
3) Performance of the Building Envelope and Materials: Building Envelope Performance, Building Envelope Diagnostic, Rain Penetration.
4) Building Materials.
5) Building Science: Acoustics, Lighting.
6) Building Structures.
7) Computer-Aided Engineering.
8) Construction Engineering and Management.
9) Energy efficiency in buildings.
10) HVAC and Control Systems.
11) Sustainable buildings.
12) Building Ventilation and Smoke Control.

B) CIVIL ENGINEERING
1) Structures: Structures Laboratory, Structures Computer Laboratory.
2) Geotechnical: Foundation Laboratory, Geotechnical and Systems Computations Laboratory.
3) Water Resources and Pollution: Hydraulics Computational Laboratory, Water Resources Laboratory.
4) Transportation Engineering

C) ENVIRONMENTAL
1) Applied environmental microbiology.
2) Environmental impact assessment.
3) Fate of contaminants in the environment.
4) Natural attenuation.
5) Soil remediation.
6) Waste management.
7) Water and wastewater treatment.

Centre for Engineering in Society

Research Scope: The Centre for Engineering in Society is an interdisciplinary, research-oriented department in ENCS with faculty engaged in research on the relationships between technology and society from a variety of perspectives in the humanities and social sciences.

Major research projects are:
• Engineering Pedagogy
• Global Engineering
• Social, Legal and Ethical aspects of Emerging Technologies
• Assessment of Risk
• Systems Approaches to Technology
• Technology in the Developing World
• Sustainable Development and Community Infrastructure
• Science and Technology Studies
• Policy Implications of Technology
• Aerospace Design Engineering

Computer Science

(Department within college of Engineering)

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
The research programs are designed to provide students with
opportunities to strengthen their knowledge in specific areas of
computer science and software engineering. Graduates of these programs
are prepared for further careers in research and employment in the IT
industry.

A) COMPUTER SCIENCE
Major areas of research are: mobile computing and
wireless networks, distributed systems, computer networks and
protocols, parallel algorithms and architectures, ad hoc
networks, numerical analysis and scientific computing,
semantics of programming languages, databases, knowledge-based
systems, data mining, semantic web, symbolic and algebraic computation,
combinatorial algorithms, mathematical programming, artificial
intelligence, natural language processing, pattern recognition,
image processing, 3D graphics and computer gaming.

B) SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Major areas of research are: mobile computing and
wireless networks, distributed systems, computer networks and
protocols, visualization techniques, multimedia
computing, bioinformatics, software architecture, requirements
engineering, software measurement, user interface, software
comprehension and maintenance, dependable software.

Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE)

The Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary institute, housing fundamental and state-of-the-art research in innovative applications of information systems of information systems to a wide range of areas, among them: cyber security, cyber-physical systems security, systems engineering, embedded systems engineering, high-quality system engineering, IoT, cloud computing, SDN networks and virtualized infrastructures, artificial intelligence and smart systems, data mining and privacy, digital forensics, graphics, multimedia, network optimization and management, machine learning, multiagent systems, smart cities, and operations research, aerospace, manufacturing, and building and construction management.

The Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering offers PhD in Information and Systems Engineering, a Master degree in Information Systems Security, and a Master degree in Quality Systems Engineering.

Electrical & Computer

1) Antennas, Microwaves and Applied Electromagnetics
2) Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
3) Control Systems, Robotics and Avionics
4) Digital, Wireless and Satellite Communications
5) Hardware Formal Verification
6) Microelectronics, CAD and VLSI
7) Micro/Nano Devices and Compound Semiconductor Technologies
8) Multimodal Imaging and Biomedical Image Processing
9) Photonics, Optoelectronics and Fibre-optic Communication
10) Power Systems and Renewable Energy
11) Signal Processing, Image Processing and Multimedia
12) Software Engineering, Computer Architecture and Real-time Systems

Mechanical & Industrial

1) Systems and Control: mechatronics, control systems, flight control, computer modeling and simulation, and laboratory and field testing.
2) Thermo-Fluid, Power and Propulsion: experimental, analytical and computational work in fundamental fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, vortex dynamics, flow instabilities, combustion, heat transfer, two-phase flow, micro-thermal devices, heat pumps, engines and turbomachinery; cardiovascular fluid mechanics; combustion, alternative energy, biomedical engineering.
3) Mechanics/Dynamics/Vibrations: vehicle engineering, road and off-road transport systems, ergodynamics, micro sensors and micro-mechanical systems, structures, stress analysis, FEA.
4) Micro-systems: micro-systems and devices, haptic sensing, smart structures for space applications, MEMS and optical MEMS, electro-chemical processing, nano-systems and nano-materials.
5) Industrial Engineering: modeling and simulation of industrial systems, as well as applications to industrial practice; operations research, logistics and transportation, human-machine interfaces, lean engineering, computer-integrated manufacturing, service sector applications, flexible and cellular manufacturing, network optimization, product design.
6) Materials and Composites: manufacturing; joining and repair; braiding; special finite elements for stress analysis of composites; fracture and fatigue; non-linear mechanics; stochastic mechanics; nanocomposites, metal-ceramic composites and highly porous materials, wetting analysis. Nano-fabrication. Thermal Spray, coatings. Polymer physics research: molecular structure and melt rheology; molecular models; dynamics of polymer nanocomposites. Machining/CAD-CAM/CNC.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Research in new and innovative solutions addressing the challenges of the current manufacturing industry. Production of customized parts in small series. New thinking on how to conceive and manufacture products. Flexible and adaptable manufacturing processes. Challenges in process optimization. Advanced laboratory analysis and prototyping.
Research and development with a focus on:
-Additive manufacturing post processing
-Micromachining
-Nanoscale surface engineering
 

Centre for Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (CENPARMI)

1) Document Analysis:
- Document Identification;
- Information Extraction;
2) Bank Cheque and Remittance Slip Processing:
- Legal Amount Recognition;
- Courtesy Amount Recognition;
- Date Recognition;
3) Digit Recognition:
- Neural Network Recognizer;
- Exploring Features;
4) Word Recognition:
- Preprocessing;
- French/English;
- Arabic;
- Chinese;
5) Classifier Combination
6) Script Identification
7) Language Identification:
- Latin languages;
- Chinese/Japanese/Korean;
8) Symbol Recognition
- Road signs;
- Engineering Drawings;
- Maps
9) Biometrics, iris and face recognition
10) Genetic algorithms

Centre for Secure Wireless Health Monitoring Systems (CHMS)

Focus on signal processing, communications, antennas and microelectronics technologies for research on the development of secure health monitoring applications. Develop smart wearable electronics capable of sensing bio-signals processing and/or transmitting to smart phones, tablets, personal computers or laboratory.

Centre for Urban and Renewable Energy

Inter-disciplinary research in areas related to electric vehicles, electric machines, power electronics, motor drives, and renewable energy systems with an emphasis on the urban environment and transformative clean energy technologies and sustainable practices.

Centre for Zero Energy Building Studies

The NSERC Smart Net-Zero Energy Buildings Strategic Network (SNEBSN) will conduct research aimed at facilitating the widespread adoption of optimized net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs) design and operation concepts in key regions of Canada by 2030. These buildings are well suited to Canadian climatic conditions and construction practices and will ultimately influence long-term national policy on the design of net-zero energy buildings. The network will provide training to leaders who join universities, industry and government and will bring together a variety of disciplines and partners to demonstrate the value of innovative NZEBs concepts.

The primary goal of SNEBSN is to investigate the best ways to achieve zero average annual energy consumption at both the building and neighbourhood levels through combinations of passive systems and dynamic building envelope technologies. This includes building-integrated solar systems and high-performance windows with active control of solar gains, short-term and seasonal thermal storage, heat pump systems, combined heat and power technologies, and smart controls.

Concordia Centre for Composites (CONCOM)

Fundamental and applied research work in:
- Thermoset and thermoplastic composites. Manufacturing of composites: braided composites; machining of composites; autoclave manufacturing; resin transfer molding; automated composites manufacturing ; curing of thick composites; Design of composite structures: stress analysis; filament winding; buckling of composite plates and shells; biaxial loading; environmental effect; computer aided design for composite structures; composite for civil infrastructure applications; stochastic process in composites. Polymer nanocomposites; self-healing materials; ballistic impact on composites; composites for space and aerospace applications. Destructive and nondestructive evaluation. Metal and ceramic composites. Interpenetrating network composites.

Concordia Institute for Aerospace Design and Innovation (CIADI)

Promotes awareness and provides leading edge know-how among engineering students in aerospace design and innovation emphasizing evolving technologies and the multi-disciplinary nature of the industry. Develops aerospace specialist curriculum, provides preparatory courses and aerospace research internships of 500 to 1000 hours for undergraduate students. Internships are offered both within the local aerospace community and at international aerospace locations. CIADI is also a networking organization for aerospace specialist faculty and a focal point for aerospace related research.

Concordia Institute for Water, Energy, and Sustainable Systems (CIWESS)

The focus of CIWESS is on interdisciplinary research in Water, Energy and Environmental Sustainability Engineering, including alternative energy sources, sustainable water management, ecological economics, global resources, infrastructure development, sustainable land use, green industrial engineering and materials, natural resource conservation, environmental laws and policies, sustainable design, and ecosystem management.

Cyber Security Research Centre

The objectives of the research centre are: (i) promote cyber security, cyber security of physical systems, privacy and cyber forensics in Quebec and Canada; (ii) provide an enhanced forum for the members to conduct important and relevant research activities that will improve the security and privacy of individuals, corporations, and governmental organizations, (iii) design and implement processes, methodologies, techniques and tools that will have a strong and positive impact on the disciplines of cyber security, cyber security of physical systems, privacy, and cyber forensics; (iv) share the best practices, technologies, tools, insights and intelligence with law enforcement and governmental agencies; (v) serve as a neutral platform to foster R&D initiatives between academia, industry and government; (vi) contribute to the capacity of Quebec and Canada in reacting to cyber threats; (vii) act as a bridge to applications and technology transfer of the research results; (viii) create an enhanced training environment for highly qualified personnel through joint supervision and the pooling of expertise and infrastructure.

Data Science Research Centre

Research in all aspects of Big Data: data management, data storage, data retrieval, data integration, data analysis, data mining, and visualization, etc.

Emerging Research Intensive Centre (Micro-Nano-Bio Integrative Centre)

Develop, implement, generate intellectual property, and novel solutions in Micro-Nano-Bio Integration;
Nano technology and Optical Microsystems; multi-disciplinary areas such as BioMEMS, microfabrication, microphotonics, Optical MEMS, micromechanics, bio sensing, microfluidics, nano integration, energy harvesting, etc.

ENCS Centre for Software Engineering

Research to improve the effectiveness and applicability of software engineering processes and resources in order to provide added benefits to organizations and society in general.

ENCS Research Centre for Structural Safety and Resistance

Research in effective design, rehabilitation, monitoring and control of structures regarding earthquake, wind, blast, and fire hazards towards sustainable, reliable and resilient structures.

Thermal Spray and Surface Engineering Research Centre

Research in surface engineering with a focus on thermal spray technology. New solutions to develop surfaces with improved resistance to temperature, wear, corrosion and degradation under often sever service conditions.