Content Delivery Networks to the Home

CONTENT Delivery Networks (CDNs) are large distributed infrastructures of replica servers placed in strategic locations. They deliver content to end-users with reduced latency by replicating content on surrogate servers. However they face a major challenge when content is delivered to end-users accessing a same content in home settings: inefficient bandwidth usage in the access network. There are as many streams from the replica server as end-users accessing the same content.

System Engineering Methodology for Implementation of Networked Aircraft Control Systems on Distributed Integrated Modular Architecture

Bombardier started a few years ago the development of new architectures for aircraft control systems in a of a larger Internal R&D activity named XDIMA: Highly Integrated Control Systems on Distributed Integrated Modular Architecture. The main hurtle along this activity has been the increase in complexity which requires changes of best engineering practice. One of the main objectives of the proposed R&D project is the definition and evaluation of a novel approach to complex systems design: Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). MBSE will be used to explore new Aircraft systems Architectures.

Testing and Inspection Process Capability Improvement for Premium Steel Production

Steel production in a modern steel rolling mill involves many steps. A hot rolling process typically starts from a reheat furnace to heat the cold metal to high temperatures (800 to 1000 C or above) so that the softened metal take different shapes when it is pressed. The end products will be used to make, for instances, automotive parts or will be further processed such as to be welded to make pipes. A steel production system may be operated 24/7 non-stop except for scheduled periods of time for system maintenance, etc.

Generic model-based development of test means for flight control systems using variability

The development of test means for aircraft flight control systems for is a complex, multidisciplinary and time consuming task. In this project a Master student will develop a reusable model-based development framework, based on an open source tool and methodology. This model-based systems engineering approach will allow the formalization of the generic aspects of the flight control system test means as well as the variability and specific aspects.

Multi-species sustainable fisheries management using scientific and traditional ecological methods

I propose a multi-species fish population monitoring project in Quebec’s largest lake (Mistassini), to facilitate community-based fisheries management. Mistassini is home to recreational fisheries for walleye, lake trout, brook trout and pike. With a 31% increase in the regional human population since 2001 and increasing fishing pressure, effective monitoring of Mistassini’s harvested fish populations is essential.

Enhancing Lateness Management in Cross-docking

Today's marketplace is moving faster than ever, and companies are challenged to distribute their products more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. This has led to the rise of cross-docking in the global supply chain to help keep pace with customer demand. Cross-docking refers to the practice of unloading goods or materials from an incoming vehicle (e.g., train car, truck, vessel container) and then loading them directly onto outbound vehicles with no storage in between.

Enhancing Lateness Management in Cross-docking

Today's marketplace is moving faster than ever, and companies are challenged to distribute their products more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. This has led to the rise of cross-docking in the global supply chain to help keep pace with customer demand. Cross-docking refers to the practice of unloading goods or materials from an incoming vehicle (e.g., train car, truck, vessel container) and then loading them directly onto outbound vehicles with no storage in between.

A decision support framework for optimizing tube utilization in laboratory tests

In this project, the intern will design a decision support framework for optimizing tube utilization in laboratory tests. Given a prescription, the framework automates the tube selection process and outputs low cost tube configurations. The framework is designed to be easily adapted to different lab configurations. It consists of three processes, namely data profile configuration, tube optimization and solution prioritization. Data profile configuration process will formulate code and machine configuration files as the inputs to the tube optimization process.

Chirps for thought

The global meat demand is expected to roughly double by 2050. While the livestock sector monopolizes a lot of land, food and water, edible insects constitute as an interesting alternative to lower environmental stress. Even though almost a quarter of the world population regularly eat insects, their widespread adoption is impeded by the disgust factor and high production costs.

Modelling challenges in the fundamental review of the trading book

Upcoming changes to financial regulation and oversight are creating increased demands for the accurate measurement of financial market risks and the provisioning of adequate economic capital to ensure that financial institutions can withstand market shocks and extreme events. The objective of this research project is to study issues related to the theory, performance, and practical implementation of standards and requirements for measuring and managing market risk set out by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

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