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The Sixth IEEE Research Boost | “Give your research an industrial edge”

October 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Co-sponsored by: IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee and the Montreal Chapters of IEEE ComSoc, CAS, and TEMS

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IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee and Montreal Chapters of IEEE CAS, ComSoc and TEMS, are very pleased to invite you to attend the 6th edition of IEEE Research Boost event that will take place at Concordia University, Montreal, on October 30th, 2019, 5:00-9:00 PM. The event aims to foster collaborative research projects and networking among the industry, government and academia. It is an evening event during which invited experts and leaders from the industry, government and academia present some of the state-of-the-art innovations in their field of expertise. A poster session is available to offer a great opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of accepted abstracts to present their research work to the industry, government and a distinguished judging panel. Three prizes of values $300, $200 and $100 will be offered to the best three participants in the poster competition. The event is of free registration and refreshments will be served. Looking forward to welcoming you at this exciting event!

Event Subjects

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Vision
  • Smart Grids
  • Smart Cities
  • Cloud Computing
  • Signal Processing
  • Circuits & Systems
  • 5G

Registration & Important Dates

Registration is free but the number of places is limited. To reserve your seat, please follow the instructions in Eventbrite-6thIEEERB

  • Registration closes:  Oct. 25th, 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline: Oct. 22nd, 2019
  • Author notification:  Oct. 23rd, 2019

Abstract Submission

  • Graduate students & postdoctoral fellows who are interested to participate in the poster or demo session may submit an abstract about their research work through Microsoft conference management toolkit (CMT) website: Steps: (1) Create new account. (2) Login by using the URL of RB at CMT (3) Select a track and create a new submission.
  • The abstract should be self-contained and discuss the motivation of the proposed scheme, problem statement and its applications. 

Organization Committee

  • Prof. Rastko Selmic, Concordia University, Graduate Program Director – Co-sponsor and Co-organizer
  • Prof. M. Omair Ahmad, Concordia University, Chair of Montreal Chapter of IEEE CAS – Co-sponsor and Co-organizer
  • Dr. Anader Benyamin-Seeyar, Chair of Montreal Chapter of IEEE Communications Society – Co-sponsor
  • Dr. Hamidreza Sadreazami, Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee
  • Mr. Raphael Tana, Vice-Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee
  • Dr. Mohamed Naiel, Past Chair of IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee
  • Dr. Marzieh Amini, Chair of Event Planner Team, IRC
  • Dr. Hamed Abdzadeh, Chair of Publicity Team, IRC
  • Ms. Razieh Hassanshahi, Co-Chair of Event Coordinator Team, IRC
  • Dr. Omid Saatlou, Co-Chair of Event Coordinator Team, IRC

Speaker(s): Invited Keynote Speakers , Invited Keynote Speakers – Session 4


Event Agenda

17:00 Registration opens

17:00 Session 1: Poster session and networking in EV 3.309

18:00 Session 2 in EV02.260: Welcome Speech

18:05 Dr. Kevin Heffner, CRIM

         “Enabling Technologies for Future Intelligent Transportation Systems”

18:25 Dr. Alexandre Le Bouthillier, Imagia

          “Impact of AI in Healthcare Industry”

18:45 Mr. Phil Rivard, NEXT-AI Montreal

          “NextAI – Start Your Company”

19:00 Session 3: Poster session and networking

19:40 Session 4: Invited Keynote Speakers

19:45 Dr. Samira Shabanian, Microsoft

          “How to Bridge the Gap between AI Research in Academia and Industry”

20:05 Mr. Yoram Perez, Intact

          “Data Science at Intact Lab”

20:30 Session 5: Closing remarks and award ceremony


Poster Session


Image Hashing-based Copyright Detection using Visual Saliency Detection

Farzad Sabahi*, M. Omair Ahmad and M.N.S. Swamy; Concordia Uni.


Analysis of an Optical Neural Network
Simon llp Geoffroy-gagnon*, F. Shokraneh and O. Liboiron-Ladouceur; McGill Uni.


Ultra Low Power Triple Band Ambient RF Energy Harvesting for the Internet of the Things and Wearable Applications 
Seyed Mohammad Noghabaei*; R. Radin and M. Sawan; Polytechnique Montreal 


ECG Beat Analysis Using Discrete Wavelet Coefficients 
Azfar Adib*; Concordia Uni.


Thermoelectric Concordia Uni.Cooling Garment 
Hakim Mohellebi*; École de Technologie Supérieure


Energy Efficient Polar Decoders for 5G and Beyond
Furkan Ercan*, T. Tonnellier and W. Gross; McGill Uni.


Tuneable Ferrite Loaded Isolator for Millimeter-wave Application in 5G Systems
Moein Noferesti*; INRS


A Very Fast Scheme for an Accurate Boundary Detection based on Deep Convolutional Neural Network 
Abdulah M. Alamaren*; M. Omair Ahmad and M.N.S. Swamy; Concordia Uni.


Designing an Optimal Threshold Value for Ternary Event-based State Estimation using Multi Objective Particle Swarm Optimizer 
Somayeh Davar*; Concordia Uni.


Optical Coherence Tomography as a Biomarker of Retina Damage in Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis 
Homa Tahvilian*, R. Kafieh, M. Omair Ahmad and M.N.S. Swamy; Concordia Uni.


Internet of Things Solutions for Campuses: A Comparative Study of Clustering Techniques 
Mahsa Hadian*; Polytechnique Montreal 


New Waveguide Coupler Method for Permittivity Measurement at Millimeter-wave Applications 
Karrar N.S. Al Khanjar*; INRS


A Dense Residual Network with Reduced Parameters for Volumetric Brain Tissue Segmentation 
Ramesh Basnet*; Concordia Uni.


Cardiac Cycle Synchronization from Multi-view Angiography with Deep Learning 
Raphael Royer-Rivard*; Polytechnique Montreal 


Quantitative Performance Evaluation Methods for Feature Extraction and Matching Algorithms in MIS Images 
Muhammad Reza Pourshahabi*, M. Omair Ahmad and M.N.S. Swamy; Concordia Uni.


Design, Analysis and Optimization of Novel Optical Devices Incorporating Data Transmission based on the Orbital Angular Momentum of Light for the Physical Layer of 5G Wireless Communication Networks 
Seyed Mohammad Mirjalili*; Concordia Uni.


A Study Review of Risk Management in Smart Centers Offering Advances Cancer Radiotherapy
Malakeh Saberi* and Pirooz Moayeri Maleki; Concordia Uni.


Development of Elastomeric Optical Waveguides as a Platform for Flexible Biomedical Sensors
Koffi Novignon Amouzou*; École de Technologie Supérieure


Design and Hardware Implementation of Image Steganography for Real-time Embedded Systems using Paillier Public key Cryptography
Salah Sami Harb*, M. Omair Ahmad and M.N.S. Swamy; Concordia Uni.


High Frequency Subband Energy Maximization for Neuroimaging Fusion in Nonsubsampled Shearlet Domain
Emimal Jabason*, M. Omair Ahmad and M.N.S. Swamy; Concordia Uni.

Room: 2.260
Bldg: SGW
Concordia University
1450 Guy St.
Montreal, Quebec
H3H 0A1


October 30, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC