Accelerating technological advances in wireless communication
Professors Tiago H. Falk, Long Le, and Martin Maier of INRS's Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have each received a Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program grant from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada'(NSERC). This support will help them further their groundbreaking and technologically innovative research.
Their research programs will help revolutionize several key sectors of the Canadian economy. For example:
- Professor Falk is developing technology to improve machine intelligence by making them aware not only of their surroundings, but also of their users' emotional and cognitive states.
- Professor Le's research is focused on the development of wireless access technologies that significantly increase the capacity of wireless networks and create a high-speed mobile ecosystem able to guarantee the bandwidth and service quality for wireless applications running on the fifth-generation and beyond wireless systems.
- Professor Maier is exploring the potential of integrated cloud computing and FiWi (Fiber-Wireless) networks and the crucial role they will play in ushering in the Tactile Internet era, with a special focus on robotic services.
Some twenty INRS professors obtained new Discovery Grants or new Research Tools and Instrument Grants from NSERC. They received a total of $3.8 million to pursue advanced research and help train highly qualified personnel in important fields such as telecommunications, health, environment, and photonics.
Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS) is a graduate-level research and training university and ranks first in Canada for research intensity (average funding per professor). INRS brings together some 150 professors and close to 700 students and postdoctoral fellows at its four centres in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, and Varennes. Its basic research is essential to the advancement of science in Quebec and internationally, and its research teams play a key role in the development of concrete solutions to the problems faced by our society.