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Research accomplishments and distinctions

The Faculty of Business and Information Technology is proud of its diverse and innovative faculty members who challenge and inspire students to push their own boundaries of thinking and learning. 

These are just a few of many successes within our faculty that have contributed to a great number of awards, publications, and a remarkable amount of overall funding received since our inception in 2003.

Our faculty members are experts in their fields. They have received numerous accomplishments that have brought much recognition to our faculty. Here we share just a small selection of some of our faculty achievements.

Shahram Heydari, PhD
Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), co-director of UOIT's Advanced Networking Technology and Security (ANTS) lab, and member of the the university's METIS security research group.

Andrew Hogue, PhD
Principal investigator in the OMDC-funded iGO3D project exploring stereoscopic 3D design techniques and human perception for S3D games, and primary researcher on the fully funded pilot game-development project with the Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA), investigating the use of serious game technology to make business education more effective.

Patrick Hung, PhD
Dr. Hung works with Boeing Research and Technology in Seattle, Washington on aviation services-related research projects. He has two U.S. patents on the Mobile Network Dynamic Workflow Exception Handling System with Boeing in the U.S. He currently works with the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University​ on several smart city and cybersecurity research projects in the United Arab Emirates. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the University of São Paulo, Brazil and National Technological University (UTN)-Santa Fe, Argentina.

Bill Kapralos, PhD
Recipient of an IBM Centers for Advanced Studies Faculty Award, and co-recipient of a Google Faculty Award. He is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at York University in Toronto, Canada, and a guest professor at Shizuoka University in Hamamatsu, Japan.

Igor Kotlyar, PhD
Founded two technology companies prior to joining FBIT. One of Dr. Kotlyar's companies developed simulation-based software for training, selection and recruitment of employees; it was the first company in the world to build an online video simulation assessment, and was widely covered by the media for its innovation. 

Karolina Krystyniak PhD
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute charterholder. Before her academic career she worked at many top international consulting companies.

Xiaodong Lin, PhD
Won Best Paper Award at the ACM Turing 50th Celebration Conference in Shanghai, China with Master of Information Technology Security student Nathan Scrivens. 

Fletcher Lu, PhD

Has collaborated with industry and government partners, including the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Manulife Financial, the Canadian Department of National Defence and Medavie Blue Cross.

Stephen Marsh, PhD
Adjunct Professor at the University of New Brunswick (Computer Science) and Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa (Systems and Computer Engineering and Cognitive Science). Dr. Marsh was also the Canadian delegate to the IFIP Technical Committee 11: Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems. 

Carolyn McGregor, PhD
Canadian representative for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and inaugural IEEE EMBS representative for IEEE Women in Engineering. Dr. McGregor was the Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics at UOIT between 2007 and 2017, leading pioneering research in Big Data analytics, real-time stream processing, temporal data mining, patient journey modelling and cloud computing. She now progresses this research within the context of critical care medicine, mental health, astronaut health and military and civilian tactical training.

Richard Pazzi, PhD
Program Co-Chair of the ACM International Symposium on Design and Analysis of Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Applications (2011); Program Co-Chair of the ACM International Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement and Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks (2011-2012); Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Elsevier's Computer Networks and Elsevier's Journal of Parallel and Distributing Computing; and Technical Program Committee member in a number of IEEE/ACM international conferences.

Miguel Vargas Martin, PhD
Chief Executive Officer of PHractal.ca, a research and development company that offers innovative information technology solutions. 


 

Tri-Council Agencies made up of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), provide a major source of research funding for post-secondary institutions in Canada. We are pleased to have received a number of grants since our inception, each demonstrating the quality of research produced within the Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

The following lists depicts some of the funding received over the last five years.

NSERC

Pejman Mirza-Babaei, PhD
Engage Grants Program
Project Title: Porting Core Interaction Controls Between Touch- and Cursor-Driven Schemes to Game Console Controllers
September 2016 to February 2017

Patrick Hung, PhD
Discovery Grant
Project Title: Child Privacy Protection Engine for Smart Anthropomorphic Toys
April 2016 to March 2021

Shahram Heydari, PhD
Collaborative Research and Development Grant
Project Title: QoE-Aware Provisioning in Software-Defined Multimedia Delivery Networks
October 2015 to October 2017

Khalil El-Khatib, PhD
Engage Grants Program
Project Title: Detecting and Fingerprinting Network-Based DDoS Mitigation Solutions
September 2015 to April 2016

Salma Karray, PhD
Discovery Grant
Project Title: Game Theoretic Models for Competitive Supply Chains
April 2015 to March 2020

Stephen Marsh, PhD
Discovery Development Grant
Project Title: Trust, Regret, Forgiveness and Comfort for Information Management in Autonomous Networked Devices
April 2015 to March 2017

Fletcher Lu, PhD
Collaborative Research and Development Grant
Project Title: Computational efficiencies in insurance fraud data analysis
January 2015 to December 2020

Bill Kapralos, PhD
Discovery Grant
Project Title: Spatial sound generation and perceptual-based rendering for virtual environments and serious games
April 2014 to March 2019 

Pejman Mirza-Babaei, PhD
Discovery Grant
Project Title: Mixed methods for video games user research: enhancing qualitative evaluations with quantitative data
April 2014 to March 2019 

Richard Pazzi, PhD
Discovery Grant
Project Title: Social network-based data dissemination in vehicular sensor networks to support distributed monitoring services
April 2013 to March 2018

Julie Thorpe, PhD
Discovery Grant
Project Title: Towards Cognitive Aids for Stronger Computer Security
April 2013 to March 2018

Miguel Vargas Martin, PhD
Discovery Grant
Project Title: Towards New Security Paradigms for User Authentication and Traffic Inspection: Harnessing Implicit Mistakes and Auditory Sense
April 2013 to March 2018

Khalil El-Khatib, PhD
Discovery Grant
Project Title: Securing the next-generation smart electric grid
April 2012 to March 2017 

Strategic Network
Project Title: DIVA — Developing next generation intelligent vehicular networks and applications
September 2010 to October 2016

Fletcher Lu, PhD
Engage Grants Program
Project Title: Content gathering automation for Ingle International
2015 to 2016 

Engage Grants Program
Project Title: Systemic document recognition and validation services in automobile purchasing with Liasn
2015 to 2016 

Carolyn McGregor, PhD
Engage Grants Program
Project Title: Big data based predictive analytics platform for supply chain rebates and customer analysis
2015 to 2016

Richard Pazzi, PhD
Engage Grants Program
Project Title: The impact of plug-in electric vehicles on local distribution grid
2015 to 2016

Andrew Hogue, PhD
Engage Grants Program, Plus Grants Program
Project Title: Distributed mixed reality with TV sync
2014 to 2015

Engage Grants Program
Project Title: Technical challenges in tangible prototyping for pre-visualization and filmmaking
2014 to 2015

Stephen Marsh, PhD
Engage Grants Program
Project Title: Leveraging device comfort for protection of shared documents
2013 to 2014


SSHRC 

Bin Chang, PhD
Insight Development Grant
Project Title: Does corporate governance impact cash? International evidence
June 2014 to May 2016

Bill Kapralos, PhD (co-applicant)
Insight Grant
Project Title: Understanding and improving musical user-generated content in video games
March 2014 to March 2018 

Ying Jiang, PhD
Insight Development Grant
Project Title: Advertising in the small and on the move: improving advertising effectiveness on small screen mobile devices
June 2012 to May 2016


CIHR

Carolyn McGregor, PhD
Chair, CIHR Tier 2
Project Title: Canada Research Chair, Tier 2 in Health Informatics
June 2012 to June 2017

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