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NSERC Awards $1.65M to Chris Joslin’s Visual Effects Research Hu

NSERC Awards $1.65M to Chris Joslin’s Visual Effects Research Hub

May 21st, 2024

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) awarded a $1.65 Million grant to Carleton School of IT’s Dr. Chris Joslin through the Collaborative Research and Training Experience grant program. Joslin, and co-director, Dr. Lesley Istead, will direct the funding to their visual effects training and research hub—the VIsual effectS and animation InnovatiOn and simulatioN (VISION) program. The program will offer core training to the film and television industry's growing visual effects (VFX) sector, where professionals skilled in VFX methods often lack the experience to transfer their skills to industry work.

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The MPAD Program Now Accepting Applications for Contract Instruc

The MPAD Program Now Accepting Applications for Contract Instructor Positions

May 9th, 2024

Join our academic family and shape the future of journalism and media production! Exciting opportunities await at the School of Journalism and Communication as we seek passionate individuals to join the Media Production and Design (MPAD) program as contract instructors. Ready to inspire the next generation of media professionals? View the available positions and apply now from the link below.

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Accelerating Disaster Response: Using Social Media to Help First

Accelerating Disaster Response: Using Social Media to Help First Responders and Policy Makers

May 6th, 2024

Natural disasters are on the rise in Canada. With climate change contributing to shifts in weather patterns, there is a steady increase in severe weather events. Learn how CSIT researcher, Marzieh Amini, is pioneering an innovative solution to extract important information from the sea of social media posts during disasters in Canada.

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Dr. Ashraf Matrawy to Deliver Keynote Address at DRCN 2024

Dr. Ashraf Matrawy to Deliver Keynote Address at DRCN 2024

April 30th, 2024

Dr. Ashraf Matrawy, a distinguished Professor and leader of the Next Generation Networks Group at Carleton School of Information Technology, is set to deliver a keynote address at the 20th International Conference on The Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN 2024) on May 6th in Montréal.

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Dr. Robert Teather Receives Faculty of Engineering & Design Rese

Dr. Robert Teather Receives Faculty of Engineering & Design Research Achievement Award

April 5th, 2024

CSIT is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Teather has been awarded the Faculty of Engineering and Design's Research Achievement Award (FED RAA) for his groundbreaking work in improving interaction with virtual reality (VR) systems. Through the award, Dr. Teather, alongside PhD student Kristen Grinyer, will conduct a new project aimed at democratizing access to immersive virtual experiences, particularly for individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

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CSIT Graduate Students Shine at 2024 IEEE VR Conference

CSIT Graduate Students Shine at 2024 IEEE VR Conference

March 19th, 2024

Orlando, Florida - Carleton School of Information Technology is making a significant impact at the 2024 IEEE VR conference in Orlando, Florida, with a strong representation of research projects and presentations led by Dr. Robert Teather and his dedicated team of graduate students. The Carleton team is presenting a diverse array of innovative work, including two workshop papers, two doctoral consortium presentations, two posters, and a demo.

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From Carleton to the Big Screen: Meet Matthew Beddome

From Carleton to the Big Screen: Meet Matthew Beddome

March 14th, 2024

Meet Matthew Beddome, a 2017 graduate of the Bachelor of Information Technology program with a specialization in Interactive Multimedia and Design (BIT IMD). Matthew's journey has taken him through the realms of blockbuster filmmaking, with credits on notable productions such as Dune: Part Two, The Call of The Wild, and Fast X.

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Advancing Network Security: Carleton

Advancing Network Security: Carleton's Best Poster Runner-Up at IEEE CNS

December 12th, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that the groundbreaking research conducted by SCE's outstanding Ph.D. student, Mohamed ElShehaby, under the guidance of Dr. Ashraf Matrawy, has been recognized at the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) 2023 and secured the prestigious Best Poster Runner-Up accolade at this esteemed event.

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Meet CSIT’s New Faculty Member: Dr. Hmaza Bashandy

Meet CSIT’s New Faculty Member: Dr. Hamza Bashandy

November 14th, 2023

We're excited to announce the latest addition to Carleton School of Information Technology (CSIT): Dr. Hamza Bashandy, an accomplished architect and game designer.

Currently exploring the datafication of crowd behavior, his research focuses on agent-based modeling and crowd simulation in video games, particularly in political protest settings.

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Beyond Borders: Celebrating Our OSS Student Ambassadors

Beyond Borders: Celebrating Our OSS Student Ambassadors

November 8th, 2023

We are excited to announce the participation of three of our outstanding Optical Systems and Sensors (OSS) students, Winny Kameni, Yoosuf Marikar, and Abdullahi Diriye, in the recent FiO - Optica conference, held in October 2023 in Tacoma, Washington.

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SUI'23: Felipe Gonzalez's ACM Triumph - Bridging Code and Creativity

November 6th, 2023

CSIT PhD student, Felipe Gonzalez, presented groundbreaking research at the ACM Symposium for Spatial User Interaction in Sydney, Australia, in October 2023. His work on 3D modeling through code, with the help of Dr. Audrey Giouard, is set to revolutionize CAD tools.

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SUI'23: Low-Cost VR, High-Impact Research - Kristen Grinyer’s Low-Fi VR Controller

October 30th, 2023

Kristen Grinyer, a PhD student in the Information Technology program, is making waves with her research in low-cost virtual reality (VR). Kristen Grinyer along with Dr. Rob Teather, presented their groundbreaking research at the ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI) in Sydney. Their work focuses on enhancing interaction and user experience in low-cost virtual reality (VR using a smartphone), addressing the disparity in VR access.

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Paper by CSIT Expert Reveals Gaps in Ontario

Paper by CSIT Expert Reveals Gaps in Ontario's E-Voting

October 6th, 2023

In a groundbreaking revelation, Mr. James Brunet, a full-time instructor at Carleton University's School of Information Technology, and his co-author, Dr. Aleksander Essex of Western University, have unveiled a significant disparity between the practice of online elections in Ontario and international best standards. Their research, presented at the Eighth International Joint Conference on Electronic Voting in Luxembourg, highlights the absence of provincial standards in Ontario for regulating online voting, leaving local election officials to devise their own cybersecurity measures. This article delves into their findings and the implications for online voting in Ontario.

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Dr. Wei Shi's Award-Winning Wireless Tech Collaboration with Ericsson

October 2nd, 2023

In the fast-paced world of computer science and information technology, groundbreaking research often emerges from collaborative efforts between academia and industry. Dr. Wei Shi, a distinguished researcher at Carleton School of Information Technology (CSIT), recently garnered recognition for her exceptional work in partnership with Ericsson. Their pioneering project, titled "M-MIMO Channel Estimation using Federated Learning," represents a significant step forward in the realm of wireless communication technology.

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Carleton School of Information Technology Faculty Members Secure

Carleton School of Information Technology Faculty Members Secure Major Funding for Innovative XR Research

September 19th, 2023

Dr. Robert Teather and Dr. Victoria McArthur have been awarded funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI-JELF) for MARVEL - the Mixed and Augmented Reality and Virtual Environments Lab.

MARVEL is equipped with state-of-the-art high-fidelity XR head-mounted displays (HMDs) and tracking systems, enabling cutting-edge research. Their goal? To make XR accessible to all by developing cost-effective, user-friendly XR platforms.

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