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Participants of the CEPS 3MT Heat

2019 CEPS 3MT College Heat Winners

The 3MT® Competition challenges graduate students to present their thesis in 3 minutes using only one slide. Their research must be presented to a panel of non-specialist judges in an engaging and accessible way. Each College within the University of Guelph holds a competition to select two students who will compete at the University of Guelph 3MT® Final Competition. Ultimately, the winner of the University competition will represent Guelph at the Provincial Competition hosted by McMaster University on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019.

Woman interacting with a touch screen display

Attention-Grabbing Displays

Random animations that appeal to consumers’ needs can enhance public use of interactive digital displays.

Interactive displays are rising in popularity because they can deliver more information than non-interactive, static displays. However, research has shown that interactive displays are not frequently used—a passerby may not even notice the display or, even if they do, they may not realize that it is interactive. Thus, these displays must be carefully designed so that they are attention-grabbing and easy to use.

The many applications of AI: healthcare, transportation, smart homes, smart phones, etc.

Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence Winners from CEPS

Four CEPS Master’s Students have received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence (VSAI). These prestigious awards were provided by the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence (the “Vector Institute”)—a Toronto-based organization that is dedicated to advancing Artificial Intelligence (AI) research in Canada.

Portrait of Mohamed Hassan, Assistant Professor of Engineering

Dr. Hassan wins IEEE Best Paper Award

On December 18, 2018,  University of Guelph Assistant Professor of Engineering Mohamed Hassan received the IEEE RTSS Best Paper Award for his paper, “On the Off-chip Memory Latency of Real-Time Systems: Is DDR DRAM Really the Best Option?” In this paper, Dr. Hassan makes the case for an alternative type of off-chip memory to the ones most commonly used in real-time systems for health care devices, automobiles, and smart power grids.

Child in a swimming pool holding sunscreen

Tiny Particles, Big Impact

Non-toxic, eco-friendly nanoparticles can improve health and personal care products.

Synthetic, man-made particles 1/5000th the width of a human hair (i.e., nanoparticles) are ending up down our drains and in our water sources. Nanoparticles are potentially more toxic than larger “chunks” of the same substance because they are more easily absorbed into our bodies, but the full impact that they have on our health is unknown. Nonetheless, non-toxic alternatives are needed.

Close-up image of a moth's eye

Announcing the CEPS Photo Contest Winners

We are happy to announce the winners of the Fall 2018 CEPS Photo Contest! First prize went to Nick Vanstone, a biological engineering Lab Technician, for his photo titled “Biomimicry in Engineering.” Second prize went to Engineering Prof. John Donald for his photo titled “Teddy Bear Wheelchair.” Thank you to all who participated.

Biomimicry in Engineering

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