Presentation on theme: "Synchromedia Lab A Research Platform To Support Collaborative Work Mohamed Kamel Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Director of Pattern Analysis."— Presentation transcript:
Synchromedia Lab A Research Platform To Support Collaborative Work Mohamed Kamel Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Director of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence Group
2 Synchromedia Lab at UW One of 5 nodes linking 5 research groups: UW PAMI, UQAM, ETS-UQ, Concordia PARMI, and Tele Universite-UQAM) It supported by CFI grant (M. Cheriet, ETS-UQ lead applicant) of $3.7 million. UW Synchromedia lab is also supported by IOT and MEDT.
3 Purpose Provide collaborative information technology platform to support research on cooperative intelligent systems through collaborative environment Enable researchers in Waterloo to develop innovative technologies in their specialized expertise of pattern recognition, cooperative systems and perception Integrate and collaboratively work with leading researchers, in the other 4 groups, on character recognition, tele-operation, visualization and haptic interfaces.
5 Synchromedia Lead Members Mohamed Cheriet (ETS), lead PI Mohamed Kamel (Waterloo) Ching Suen (Concordia) Maarouf Saad (ETS) Gilles St-Amant (UQÀM) Louis Villardier (Teluq-Quebec) Hamadou Saliah (Teluq-Montreal)
6 Applications Collaborative work, Tele-education, Tele-instrumentation, Distributed data mining, Remote control for robotics, and Distributed research work
7 Synchromedia Lab The infrastructure includes: Multipurpose experimental lab, Multi-sensorial data acquisition, System of storage, processing and visualization of the collected data, and Network infrastructure for the transport and the control of a reliable data communication (QoS), P2P distributed objects technology. Equipment includes: workstations, cameras, projection screen, smart board and communication bridge and switches
11 Research Theme: Intellipresence Intelligent cooperative systems, Systems for reading on-line and off-line handwritten materials from various devices, Visualization interfaces and 3D interaction (Haptic), Video coding and compression, Tele-laboratories and virtual labs, Evaluation of usage of collaborative tools, P2P distributed collaborative objects, and Networking (QoS, Reliability)
12 Principal Industrial Partners RISQ CSC-UQ (Centre des Services Communs de lUQ) Quazal Inc. HSCM (Hôpital Sacré-cœur de Montréal) PanLab (Pan-European Laboratory / Programme Cadre Européen FP6-IST)
13 Local Members (Waterloo) Mohamed Kamel (Director), mkamel@pami Shady Shehata, System support and Admin, shady@pami Heidi Campbell, Admin assistant, hcampbel@pami