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Two UNB engineering faculty members receive American Concrete Institute Foundation awards

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Posted: August 18, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Accolades , Research



This spring, two University of New Brunswick engineering faculty members were recognized by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation. Dr. Michael Thomas, professor of civil engineering, received the Robert E. Philleo Award, and Dr. Ashlee Hossack, adjunct professor at UNB and materials engineer at GEMTEC Consulting Engineers and Scientists Limited, received the Young Member award for Professional Achievement. Dr. Thomas, a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, was awarded the...

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UNB researchers explore augmented reality and high-speed data to support first responders

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Posted: June 23, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Innovation & Commercialization , Accolades



A team of University of New Brunswick-affiliated researchers has recently won a 5G-focused event to develop and implement potential solutions to municipal issues using leading-edge network technology. The Fredericton Innovation Partnership/Rogers 5G BOOST Innovation Camp took place the week of May 31st, with the winning team announced following pitch presentations on Friday, June 4. Led by Dr. Scott Bateman, an expert in human-computer interaction who specializes in virtual and augmented...

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Meet the Chair: Dr. Kalikinkar Mandal, NB Power Cybersecurity Research Chair

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Posted: April 30, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Accolades



Dr. Kalikinkar Mandal has recently been appointed as the NB Power Cybersecurity Research Chair, supported by $500,000 in funding from NB Power. During his five-year term, his research agenda will focus on minimizing cybersecurity risks and improving privacy in the emerging smart grid realm. Today’s electrical grid was built in the 1890s as a network of power transmission lines serving only to deliver electricity from the powerplant to a home or business. Since then, power grids have...

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UNB research team awarded IBM CAS 2020 Project of the Year

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Posted: April 7, 2021 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Partnerships , Accolades , Innovation & Commercialization



University of New Brunswick students in the faculty of computer science and professor Dr. Kenneth Kent were awarded the 2020 Project of the Year Award by the IBM Center for Advanced Studies for Project 1035: OMR in Resource Constrained Environments (Embedded/ IoT/ Mobile OMR). The project is the second largest ever conducted by the Centre of Advanced Studies –Atlantic (CAS–Atlantic). The research team successfully enabled numerous existing, non-native applications to run on the...

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UNB research team recognized with best paper award from IBM

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Posted: February 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Partnerships , Publications , Accolades



Britta Sennewald, a UNB graduate student in computer science, and Dr. Kenneth Kent, professor of computer science, were recognized with the Best Paper award at the 30th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CASCON'20) for their work, Voting for Authorship Attribution Applied to Dark Web Data. The paper was also authored by Rainer Herpers and Marco Hülsmann, both at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (BRSU). Ms. Sennewald previously...

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UNB researcher awarded editor’s choice recognition for quantum gravity article

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Posted: February 19, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Publications , Accolades



Banner image: NASA image of the Crab Nebula, which was formed by a star going supernova, that combines data from five different telescopes. Read more about the nebula on NASA's site. Dr. Edward Wilson-Ewing is one of three authors of a paper titled, “Resolving the H0tension with diffusion,” published in General Relativity and Gravitation 53, 7, that recently received the issue’s Editor’s Choice designation from the journal. We asked him to tell us a bit about himself,...

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UNB’s Dr. Rongxing Lu named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Posted: January 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Accolades , Research



The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has awarded the IEEE Fellow distinction to Dr. Rongxing Lu, associate professor of computer science at UNB. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and a significant achievement. The Fellow designation is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number...

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Congratulations to this year's SSHRC doctoral awards recipients!

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Posted: November 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM AST

Category: Research , Accolades



Today, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced this year’s SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship recipients. Among the 540 recipients across Canada are seven UNB PhD students: Auralia Brooke, awarded $80,000 for Youth Narratives of Isolation, Belonging and Resistance in New Brunswick Schools; Mary Germaine, awarded $80,000 for Crisis, Crisis: Climate, Ecopoetics, and Kierkegaardian Repetition; Olena Gryshchuk, awarded $80,000 for Police officers'...

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UNB graduate wins award for journal article along his journey to clean the world's water

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Posted: October 14, 2020 7:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Publications , Accolades , Research



UNB alumnus Ogbogu Kalu has been awarded a 2019 Acta Student Award valued at $2,000 for a paper authored as a graduate student at UNB. Mr. Kalu completed a bachelor of engineering at UNB in 2016, and his master of science in engineering in 2018. He currently works for Michelin in Bridgewater, N.S.Mr. Kalu’s paper, “A novel approach to the sol-gel synthesis of titanium dioxide-coated SBA-16 type silica mesoporous microspheres for water purification,” was published in Acta...

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“Hey Google… What’s an ODIN-II Partial Mapper for Yosys?”

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Posted: September 15, 2020 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Research , Accolades



University of New Brunswick researcher Dr. Kenneth Kent has been awarded funding from Google that will be used to help create new tools for designing special computer chips. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are a special type of computer chip that can be reconfigured after manufacturing to create different functionality. The flexibility and reconfigurability of these chips makes them especially appealing for space-restricted applications, like mobile devices and data centres, and in...

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