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Research

Faculty members in Engineering Mathematics study and research a number of diverse areas of the discipline.

Dr. Fenton

  • Variance reduction techniques applied to random field simulation
  • Reliability-based geotechnical design and code development
  • Risk assessment of geotechnical systems
  • Probabilistic behaviour of shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, and slopes
  • Effects of climate change on climatic loads
  • Risks associated with carbon capture and storage

Dr. Aslam

  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Fault tolerant and reliable communication
  • Remote health monitoring applications
  • Algorithms
  • Quality of service
  • Routing and switching

Dr. Phillips

  • On-line stabilization of block diagonal recurrent neural networks
  • Comparing audio compression using wavelets with other audio compression schemes
  • Detection of acoustic subword boundaries for single digit recognition
  • development of random field simulation computer codes

Dr. Iakovlev

  • Developing a computationally efficient semi-analytical approach to mathematical modeling of three-dimensional fluid-structure interaction with the focus on problems with complex geometry and involving multiple fluids and/or structural materials
  • Using mathematical modeling to facilitate a better understanding of the complex physics of the interaction between fluids and structures
  • Using mathematical modeling to aid designing innovative engineering structures with improved safety and effciency characteristics with the emphasis on proposing unconventional structural modifications
  • Practice-oriented analysis of engineering structures interacting with fluids with the focus on the extreme conditions of operation
  • Realistic 2D and 3D visualization of various aspects of fluid-structure interaction

Dr. Kember

  • Networked neural cardiac control: closed-loop biological network behavior, vagal nerve stimulation
  • Industrial control over IP: plastic injection, predictive control, fuzzy logic, real-time control stability and noise
  • Asymptotic methods: boundary layer and multiple scales analyses in porous shock flows, water hammer and bonded composites

Dr. Gentleman

  • Estimating Mortality of Copepod Life Stages
  • Population Connectivity of Sea Scallops
  • Influences of zooplankton grazing on marine ecosystem dynamics
  • Simulating seasonal trends of Calanus finmarchicus population dynamics
  • Developing modelling tools for the biological oceanography community
  • History of plankton modelling