ResearchActive Projects

Heritage Engineering

NSERC CREATE Grant | Co-Applicant | 2015 - 2020

The conservation, rehabilitation and sustainability of existing structures and designated historic buildings are crucially important issues, both in Canada and worldwide.

In order to develop and deploy advanced technologies, materials and methods for the assessment, conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable repair and operation of both existing structures and designated heritage buildings, there is a critical need for interdisciplinary training among engineers, architects and heritage professionals. NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering is designed to address this need.
HeritageEngineering Website


SSHRC Research Network Grant | Co-Applicant | 2012 - 2019

The Interactive and Multi-Modal Experience Research Syndicate. Its goals are to explore game research standards, develop tools for assessing the game experience and studies, examine game text and context, and enhance game use in the fields of learning and training. We investigate these goals within four interconnected themes: player immersion, player presence, player relationships, and player addiction. The pursues six overarching research themes: interactions and gameplay mechanics, narrative and dialog in games, multimodality in the game, serious games and game-based learning, games that change behaviour, and cultural and social interactions.


NSERC CREATE Grant | Collaborator | 2015 - 2020

Collaborative Learning of Usability Experiences (CLUE) is a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funded industry-based Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program offered through 3 Universities and more than 30 industry participants.
CLUE Website

Discovery Grant

NSERC Discovery Grant | Principal Applicant | 2015 - 2020

The long term objectives of this research program is to introduce the next generation of scalable video coding tools that will be integrated and used for the latest standards, specifically concentrating on ultra-high definition video. To achieve this we need to examine several key avenues of research that will yield significant improvements in coding efficiency without relying on the current technologies used within the latest standards (i.e. focus on new ideas, rather improvements).