Opportunities

Interested?

If you are thinking of coming to Carleton, about to start your graduate studies, or already started but not completed 12 months, then please feel free to contact me about doing research based on one of my research areas listed.

Research Assistantship - Domestic Students

If you are Domestic Student (i.e. you are Canadian or have Permenant Residency) then research opportunities can be taken as "Project Funded" - meaning you receive a Research Assistantship (RA) from me, "Project Cofunded" - meaning you receive an RA from me, but are also receiving a scholarship (see below), or "Unfunded" meaning you will receive no funding from me. Project funding type specifies your choice of research topics (i.e. the project you are paid from needs to have objectives met). If you are unfunded and receiving only a scholarship and your regular TA, then you have much more freedom with your research topic.

Research Assistantship - International Students

If you are an International Student (i.e. not Canadian and do not have Permenant Residency) then my funding is limited to what I can pay as a regular assitantship; I

    cannot
match funding for your additional tuition and accomodation costs unless a project requires this (which currently I do not have). There is the option to work during your studies, but the amount is limited by your work permit, so please contact me to discuss, but it is best if you have at least some funding. You should note that scholarships are generally only available to Canadian students - so if you think you can obtain a scholarship, it generally will be from your home country.

Costs/Funding (2012-2013)

International Students - Master's

These are some typical costs/funding to give you a rough idea; they do not represent exact figures or promises

  • Expenses
  • Tuition Fees: ~$14,000.00 (Fall/Winter)
  • Tuition Fees: ~$6000.00 (Summer - you do not need to be here for courses in the summer, but you need to register to defend)
  • Apartment Rental & Living Expenses: ~$1000.00 / Month (this is really difficult to estimate, and depends where you live)
  • Funding
  • Teaching Assistantship: $4326.40 / Term (Only available to the absolute best students and not guaranteed)
  • Research Assistantship: $6,000 - $14,000 / Year (your grade average generally dictates your funding)

Generally, if you are planning to do 6 terms (2 years), you managed to get a TA for each term (Fall/Winter), and you have a high grade average, you would still need to fund $2367.53 out of your own expenses; and this obviously doesn't give you money to live on or rent.

Scholarships

The following is a list of scholarships that are available on a yearly basis, but are generally given only to Domestic Students:

  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)

Funded Opportunities

The following is a list of research opportunities available that are funded by a project:

  • Medical: Advanced Soft-Solid Tearing - looking for a student to continue work on controlled tearing of soft-solid objects (e.g. jelly or chicken) specifically focused on fibre direction, high-resolut detail, and fibre layouts.
    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++)
    • Desired Background: Computer Graphics / Computer Animation, experience with Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics, and Maya API or OpenGL programming experience
    • Degree Focus: either a Master's or PhD is acceptable
  • Medical: Surface Construction of Fibre Based Soft-Solids - looking for a student to work on the surface construction of a surface for Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic (SPH) Particle simulations for fibre based soft-solids, specifically taking into account the appearance of the materials based on the underlying fibre structure.
    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++)
    • Desired Background: Computer Graphics / Computer Animation, experience with Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics, Marching Cubes/Moving Least Squares, and Maya API or OpenGL programming experience
    • Degree Focus: either a Master's or PhD is acceptable
  • Video Coding: Motion Blur Coding & Reconstruction - looking for a student to continue work on the identification, coding, and reconstruction of motion blur in video coding; specifically focusing on the accurate reconstruction of motion blur and possible extension into focus blur.
    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++)
    • Desired Background: experience with MatLab simulations and/or programming.
    • Degree Focus: Master's Only
  • Video Coding: Reconstruction of 3D Space - looking for a student to work in the field of video reconstruction in 3D space, this is a new development field utilising new
  • techniques to preserve spatial cohesion.
    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++)
    • Desired Background: experience with MatLab simulations and/or programming.
    • Degree Focus: PhD or Master's Level
  • Motion Capture: Capture of Makers in Fluids - looking for a student to work in tracking markers in fluids via a motion tracking system; this is done either using a high-speed cameras or motion tracking system (such as vicon).
    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++)
    • Desired Background: experience with MatLab simulations and/or programming, motion capture experience, and understanding of computer vision
    • Degree Focus: PhD or Master's Level
  • Motion Capture: Capture of Non-Linear Fine Line Motion, in Real-Time - looking for a student to use stereo cameras to track very fine line (non-linear) motion
  • at high-speeds (up to 200fps)
    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++)
    • Desired Background: experience with MatLab simulations and/or programming, motion capture experience, and understanding of computer vision
    • Degree Focus: PhD or Master's Level
  • Motion Tracking - Radio Based Motion Tracking - looking for a student to work on radio-based motion tracking, for high degree of positional reference.
    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++)
    • Desired Background: experience with MatLab simulations and/or programming, motion capture experience, and understanding of computer vision
    • Degree Focus: PhD or Master's Level (should have a Bachelors Degree in Electronics)
  • Animation: Animation of Insect Flight - looking for a student to work on a generic motion system for simulation the motion of winged insects
    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++)
    • Desired Background: Computer Graphics / Computer Animation, experience with insect kinetics, and experience with the Maya API
    • Degree Focus: either a Master's or PhD is acceptable
  • Graphics: Procedural Modelling - I have funding for two students (PhD or Master's) to work in the area of procedural modelling for constrained devices; this would specifically involve progressig the field away from the modelling of normal procedural elements (e.g. trees, plants, and buildings) towards more complex environments
    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++)
    • Desired Background: Computer Graphics and experience with the Maya API
    • Degree Focus: either a Master's or PhD is acceptable

Unfunded Opportunities

  • Medical: Rendering - I am currently looking for a student to work on the real-time rendering of interactive surfaces; this specifically involves use of tools to increase realism for constrained medical environments (such as endoscopic surgery simulation)


    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++ desired) and a knowledge of computer graphics is desirable (programming OpenGL a bonus)
  • Medical: Haptic/Physics - I am currently looking for a student to work on the real-time haptic-based feedback of a surgical environment - specifically for endoscopic devices; this would require someone to develop physics-based responses to interactions with a graphics environments and the resulting feedback into a haptic device.


    • Required Background: Students should have good programming skills (C/C++ desired) and a knowledge of computer graphics is desirable (programming OpenGL a bonus)
  • Fluid: Simulation - I am currently looking for a student to work on the capture, animation, and validation of fluidic motion - specifically dense fluids (such as water)


    • Required Background: Students should have some programming skills (C/C++ desired) and a knowledge of computer graphics is desirable (programming OpenGL a bonus)