JELF funding supports key research infrastructure

Posted on September 15, 2020


Four researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded valuable funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for tools and equipment to advance discovery in several key areas of technology.

The John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) facilitates leading-edge research by providing funding for foundational research infrastructure. The fund also offers institutions the opportunity to create competitive research support packages in the form of infrastructure and a portion of the operating and maintenance costs, coupled with direct research costs from partner organizations.

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The four researchers are:

Ning Lu (Electrical and Computer Engineering), for the performance evaluation of networking/computing resource management for the Wireless Internet of Things - $150,000

Jianbing Ni (Electrical and Computer Engineering), to develop a secure and privacy-preserving edge caching framework in next-generation mobile networks - $125,000

Shideh Kabiri Ameri (Electrical and Computer Engineering), to achieve superior performance and visual imperceptibility for nano-materials-based wearable sensors and electronics - $100,000

Yuksel Asli Sari (Robert M Buchan Department of Mining), to develop intelligent mining systems and mine automation - $125,000