Extended product lifecycle management through social computing technologies

This study will present a method for improving informal information flow during product development process in aerospace industries using social computing tools. In actual engineering information exchange, the knowledge is transmitted informally around the coffee machine or through a formal document in the process. In contrast, the author presents a method for proactive participation of users during design activities. The framework, a perspective for integrating community of practices in product development enhances knowledge sharing and retention.

Canada is his oyster

In collaboration with fellow Mitacs Globalink student Nayantara Duttachoudhury, he has developed a system to visualize the evolution of a software program from its first inception to the latest edition. It’s something like being able to see —in a simple, compact way— the changes of internal computer code from the first-ever edition of “Multi-tool Word” in 1983 to the current Microsoft Word 2010. This type of information is useful to software engineers and designers as they continually advance software to be faster and more user-friendly for new computer operating systems.

Architecture exploration for high-integrated and low-cost avionic systems

Digital avionics systems of today are designed for the most part with embedded computers. These computers run safety-critical real-time applications such as flight management systems (FMS) and flight control systems (FCS). Even if avionics use conservative technologies, economic concerns are constantly pushing for changes. Space, weight, power and cooling (SWaP-C) considerations are gaining importance in the aviation industry. High fuel and maintenance costs encourage aircraft manufacturers to reduce the footprint of new models.

Research and implement a software module for real-time data acquisition, visualization and analysis

Develop a software module for real-time data acquisition, visualization and analysis of data extracted during real time 3D physical simulation allowing to perform regression testing comparison of different Vortex versions, to find differences in system parameterization of similar mechanical system or to compare results from other simulation platform like Matlab.

Connecting to Cascades

Each summer, Globalink students undertake a research project with a Canadian university which allows them to experience state-of-the-art research facilities, Canadian society and build friendships with local students.

Resilient software update

In a typical scenario, a large heterogeneous software system, installed on many different sites and composed of several interacting components, exchanging data with several different protocols, must be updated to correct some defects, add new functionalities, or replace some obsolete components without breaking the system and while keeping its dependability.

Understanding and Mitigating Botnet Threats

A botnet is a generic term used to describe a network of machines infected and controlled remotely without their rightful owners' knowledge. The current generation of bots (i.e. Storm Botnet) leverages fairly complex command and control (C&C) systems using existing Peer-to-Peer (P2P) overlay network structures. Thus, chasing down botnet C&C structures has become a futile exercise.

Optimization of the drilling process of a multilayer material composed of CFRP/Aluminum/Titanium

This project is in partnership with CRIAQ. The drilling process of multilayer material (CFRP/Aluminum/Titanium) needs to be studied in terms of the resulting quality of produced parts but also in terms of cost considering cutting tool life and time of operation. For the quality aspect, the responses measured include the evaluation of tool wear, delaminating factor Df with cracks and thermal affected matrix estimation, the surface roughness as well as the dimensional and geometric errors of the given trimmed features.

Scheduling and sequencing airport ground handling operations

Operations research and optimization techniques are common throughout the airline industry; however, comparable tools are not yet in use for ground handling operations. This research project with Omega Optimisation, developers of Optime™ - a system for automating and optimizing critical workforce management processes, will study and propose methods for the automatic planning of aircraft-maintenance procedures.

Development of game schedules for university sports in Quebec

This project aims to develop mathematical models, resolution algorithms, and a decision support tool for the development of game schedules for university sports in Quebec such as football, soccer, volleyball and basketball.