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The question of privacy in virtual classrooms

The question of privacy in virtual classrooms

The world has been moving online and education is no exception. The COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated the need for, and adaptation of, online learning technologies, with virtual classrooms becoming the new norm. Yan Shvartzshnaider, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University's Lassonde School of Engineering, has been investigating […]

York University receives $3.2 million in NSERC CREATE grants

York University receives $3.2 million in NSERC CREATE grants

York University has been awarded more than $3.2 million for two projects to prepare students for careers in industries that require inter-disciplinary training and are central to Canada’s economic future: space robotics for exploration and applied biotechnology for environmental sustainability. The two projects are among only 13 selected from across Canada to receive up to $21.45 million […]

Lassonde welcomes undergraduate student researchers for Summer 2021 term

Lassonde welcomes undergraduate student researchers for Summer 2021 term

In May, the Lassonde School of Engineering welcomed 62 undergraduate student researchers for the seventh annual Lassonde Undergraduate Research Awards (LURA) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA) programs. The students will be working on various research projects alongside Lassonde faculty members for the duration of the […]

Four York professors receive awards from Government of Canada's New Frontiers in Research Fund

Four York professors receive awards from Government of Canada's New Frontiers in Research Fund

Four York University researchers have received research awards from the Government of Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)-Exploration stream. Professors Cristina Delgado Vintimilla (Faculty of Education), Sarah Flicker (Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change), Matthew Perras (Lassonde School of Engineering) and Dayna Scott (Osgoode Hall Law School) are the principal investigators on the winning projects, which were announced in late May. “York […]

Lassonde computer science PhD grad awarded the John Barron Doctoral Dissertation Award

Lassonde computer science PhD grad awarded the John Barron Doctoral Dissertation Award

Amir Rasouli, a recent PhD graduate from Professor John K. Tsotsos’s research group at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, was awarded the 2020 Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS) John Barron Doctoral Dissertation Award. His winning thesis, titled “The Role of Context in Understanding and Predicting Pedestrian Behavior in Urban Traffic […]

Lassonde and Schulich students pitch their BEST business ideas in course

Lassonde and Schulich students pitch their BEST business ideas in course

In early April, nine groups of students from the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Schulich School of Business at York University pitched their business ideas as part of the Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology (BEST) Certificate’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Ventures course (ENTR 4500). Each group presented their original ideas to a panel of […]

Lassonde grad student using AI to predict flooding in major urban centres

Lassonde grad student using AI to predict flooding in major urban centres

Usman Khan, assistant professor in Civil Engineering, and Everett Snieder, a PhD candidate in Khan's lab, are working on machine learning techniques to predict when floods may occur, one of the best methods to mitigate flood-related damage and costs. Snieder was the project leader on a study published in 2019 that developed models using artificial neural […]

Lassonde professor combats microplastic contamination in Lake Ontario

Lassonde professor combats microplastic contamination in Lake Ontario

Plastics are durable, lightweight and versatile, making them suitable candidates for use in a wide spectrum of products. They are essential to the daily lives of many Canadians. Despite their benefits, challenges related to the end-of-life of these materials remain to be addressed. This is especially important given the impacts of plastics on freshwater and […]

York University celebrates its researchers

York University celebrates its researchers

One of the most anticipated events of the academic year, the York Research Awards Celebration, took place May 11. While the event was held virtually due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, the format still offered a wonderful opportunity for researchers to pay tribute to their colleagues and applaud the recipients of the 2021 President’s Research Awards. […]

Lassonde prof's initiative receives PEO's second place Project of the Year Award

Lassonde prof's initiative receives PEO's second place Project of the Year Award

An innovative project that blends artificial intelligence (AI) with train safety has netted Lassonde School of Engineering Associate Professor Gunho Sohn and project partner Thales Canada a coveted second place in the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Project of the Year competition. The Visual AI for Autonomous Train: The Ontario Train Autonomy Collaboration (OnTRAC) Project, an Ontario’s […]