Dr. Guy Kember, Ph.D.
- Networked Cardiac Control
- Mathematical Methods in Engineering
- BSc, MSc, PhD (UWO)
The following research subjects have been variously pursued during 1988 to the present.
- Networked Neural control of the heart Understanding mechanisms for the behaviour of biological networks in the presence and absence of pathology. This work is conducted with a team of medical researchers and involves animal experimentation, data analysis, and mathematical modelling. Keywords: Aperiodic stochastic resonance, Neurocardiology, Vagal Nerve Stimulation, Networked Control, Pulsatile flow, Elastic arterial trees. Researchers are from UCLA, ESTU, Dalhousie University.
- Industrial Control over IP The focus is on remote predictive control of manufacturing processes over noisy, shared networks. This work is conducted in collaboration with a controls group at University of New Brunswick, and involves hardware, physical and mathematical modelling. Keywords: Fuzzy logic, Model Predictive Control, Nonlinear optimization.
- Asymptotic Methods These are generally considered for example in predictive control, porous shock flows, water hammer, and bonding composites. Keywords: matched asymptotic expansions, method of multiple scales. NYU Dubai, Dalhousie University.
- Biological Signal Processing Biological network data derived from multiple recordings taken in the clinical and animal model settings typically require some capacity to both filter spurious signals and find relationships between simultaneously measured signals. Each problem is heavily dependent upon knowledge of possible mechanisms and the data analysis is designed to test for a mechanism. Pattern recognition, Biomedical signal processing, Mathematical modelling.
After completing his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Dr. Kember worked at Beak Environmental Consultants in Toronto for four years. During a somewhat overlapping time period, he was also a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM) at the University of Oxford. In 1993 he joined the Engineering Math Department at Dalhousie University in Engineering Mathematics Department.
- ENGM6658 - Finite Element Solution of Partial Differential Equations
- ENGM6659 - Finite Difference Solution of Partial Differential Equations