Carleton University has received almost $1 million in funding through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Alliance Grants. The funds support research in several areas of strength at Carleton such as sustainability and climate change, accessibility and information communications technology.

“We thank NSERC for their support through their Alliance Grant program which recognizes the need to support academic research partnerships with industry,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and International). “We’re very proud of our researchers and their partners who work each day to have a positive global impact on society.”

Alliance grants encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

Twelve Carleton projects received funding, including a partnership between Babak Esfandiari, professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, and Four D Robotics. Together they will investigate the performance of  high-level robotic programming platforms and their operating systems, in particular the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) paradigm. Following the evaluation, the partners will design hardware to address any performance issues they discover.

Elyn Humphreys, professor in Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and her partners at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) received funding to create the Canadian Optimized High-Resolution Representation of the National Terrestrial Carbon Cycle (COHERENT-C). The main objective of this project is to advance Canada’s skill at representing and predicting its terrestrial carbon cycle as climate, disturbances and atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations evolve. This work will support Canada’s ability to harness nature-based solutions to combat climate change and provide forecasts needed for climate change adaptation throughout the country.

Prof. Lianying Zhao in the School of Computer Science and his partner, Ericsson Canada Inc., received funding to investigate 5G-ready security and the probability of attacks. Entering the era of the 5G, telecom networks demonstrate certain new characteristics which may complicate the security of IT infrastructure.

While there have been various well-established solutions to the detection, mitigation, prevention and analysis of cyberattacks, evaluation of their probability has been a long quest in the IT industry, and this project aims to explore approaches to this in a 5G context.

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