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Prof. Arya creates Virtual Environment for Child Patients

Prof. Ali Arya, Tegan Laing (4th year IMD), and Omar Hesham (recent IMD graduate) and Nuket Nowlan (SCE graduate student) are part of a collaboration with Nortel Networks, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and Ronald McDonald House, to create a virtual environment for child patients to interact with each other, their friends, family, and medical staff. The project had an initial demonstration as part of a ceremony for RMcDH 25th anniversary on July 8th and was covered by CTV News on July 16th. Target date for first release is early September. The avatar-based virtual community is an island called Tipontia and can be accessed online [17.July.2009]
Web Designer Magazine

Mr. Skribbs on Web Designer

Web Designer Magazine has featured Aman Singh's (aka Mr. Skribbs) website as one of their "Websites We Love" on thier front page. Aman is no stranger to popularity for his Mr. Skribbs website, being fundamentally flash-based and focusing on interactivity Mr. Skribbs has been presented in various articles and competitions. [15.July.2009]

Graduating Class of 2009

This year's graduates received their degrees and diplomas during their convocation ceremony. Congratulations to all those graduating this year and good luck with your future endeavors. [11.June.2009]
University Medal

Kaitlyn Fox awarded University Medal

Kaitlyn Fox, a graduating Interactive Multimedia and Design Student, will be awarded the prestigious University Medal. The University Medal is awarded by Senate to the top student in each degree, in this case the Bachelor of Information Technology [5.Jun.2009]
Senate Medal

Joe Tuen, Nicolas Crampton, and Ian Kane awarded Senate Medal

Ian Kane, a graduating Network Technology student, Joe Tuen and Nicolas Crampton, graduating Interactive Multimedia & Design students, will be awarded the prestigious Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement. The Senate Medal is awarded to all graduating students with a sufficiently high CGPA. Congratulations to you all! [05.June.2009]
Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009

Prof. Whitehead's Research Presented at E3

Carleton's School of Information research program Sensor Networks for Active Play (SNAP), lead by Dr. Anthony Whitehead, is being showcased at E3. Selected from a large number of entries to IndieCade, the SNAP system will be displayed at the entertainment technology industry's largest trade event. You can see a flash video describing the system here. [02-04.Jun.2009]

Prof. Yu awarded DND/NSERC Grant

Profs. Yu (Primary Investigator), Lung and Lambadaris awarded DND/NSERC Grant for the project "Secure Cooperative Wireless Communications in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs)". The team has been awarded $990,000, including $750,000 cash and $240,000 in-kind, over five years to work closely with Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC) and Eion Inc. to study advances in security and quality of service (QoS) of future mobile wireless networks. [01.May.2009]

Glasshouse Reviewed on Rock, Paper, Shotgun ...

Rock, Paper, Shotgun, a PC Gaming website, has reviewed the IMD Senior Project game Glasshouse, created by the group Rocktopus Games. It has been given a favourable review, especially encouraging for a student project. [06.Apr.2009]
Mr Skribbs

Mr Skibbs Nominated at FITC

Aman Singh's website "Mr Skribbs" has been nominated once again for the Flash in the Can (FITC) People's Choice Award, but this time for Best Canadian Developer Website; Aman has completely redone his website and provided a completely new style and artistic direction. Show your appreciation of the hard work he has put into it by voting here. [28.Mar.2009]
User Experience Connection

Design Student of the Month

Richard Monette, a 4th year student in IMD, has been awarded the title of Design Student of the Month (February) by the Microsoft User Experience Blog, UX Connections. His nomination comes from his extensive work on his Senior Project Game "Glasshouse" where he and his team have been using Microsoft's XNA SDK to create a fully interactive game based on advanced rendering, an integrated physics engine, and puzzled-based game play [23.Feb.2009]

CFI Grant for NET Professors

Profs. Yu, Matrawy and Lung (SCE) have been awarded $150K from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to build the Advanced Lab for Heterogeneous Communication Networks. The heterogeneous equipment includes a variety of networks ranging from sensors, RFID, wireline, mobile ad hoc and telemedicine networks that all work together. Further information can be found below. [15.Dec.2008]
Grant Moore

Construction Lines is a win!

The 3D animated short "Construction Lines", created by Grant Moore for his 4th year animation term project, has won the Bit Society award for best piece as selected by a panel of 3 external industry judges. Well done Grant! [12.Dec.2008]

3rd year student project selected for Aniwow!2008

The short film "Traced" by IMD students Amanda Emmanuel, Ahmad Akkaoui, Hesham Hammoud, Thomas Breffitt, Maddy Daigle, and Allan Yong has been selected into the Official Competition of the 3rd China (Beijing) International Student Animation Festival (Aniwow!2008) in the category VFX. The film was made in Winter 2008 as a project for IMD2900, supervised by Prof. Whitehead. [20.Oct.2008]

Prof. Yu receives NSERC SPG

Profs. Richard Yu, Victor Leung (PI), David Michelson and Jane Wang (at UBC) have been awarded a NSERC Strategic Project Grant valued at $615,100 over three years for the project "Enabling technologies for secure and reliable wireless body area sensor networks (WBASNs)". Researchers will work closely with Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC), Neil Squire Society, Nokia, Agilent Technologies and Western Clinical Engineering.[09.Oct.2008]