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Accelerating technological advances in wireless communication

July 20, 2016 | Gisèle Bolduc

Update : November 18, 2020

Professors Tiago H. Falk, Long Le, and Martin Maier of INRS’s Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre have each received a Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program grant from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This support will help them further their groundbreaking and technologically innovative research. 

Their research programs will help revolutionize several key sectors of the Canadian economy. For example:  

  • Professor Falk is developing technology to improve machine intelligence by making them aware not only of their surroundings, but also of their users’ emotional and cognitive states.
  • Professor Le’s research is focused on the development of wireless access technologies that significantly increase the capacity of wireless networks and create a high-speed mobile ecosystem able to guarantee the bandwidth and service quality for wireless applications running on the fifth-generation and beyond wireless systems.
  • Professor Maier is exploring the potential of integrated cloud computing and FiWi (Fiber-Wireless) networks and the crucial role they will play in ushering in the Tactile Internet era, with a special focus on robotic services. 

Discovery Grants 

Some twenty INRS professors obtained new Discovery Grants or new Research Tools and Instrument Grants from NSERC. They received a total of $3.8 million to pursue advanced research and help train highly qualified personnel in important fields such as telecommunications, health, environment, and photonics.