Our Philosophy

The future of managing cities depends on developing systems that can deal with the computational demands of expanding digitized data and related advanced software solutions. MCRLab research focusses on the development, testing and deployment of algorithms, methods, and tools to enable city personnel, citizens, and policy makers to interact with the ubiquitous computing infrastructure of future smart cities.

Smart Health & Well-Being

Design, implement and test algorithms and tools for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic) to enhance the well-being of citizens.

Social Networks and Analytics

Adapt and expand knowledge extraction, data mining techniques and tools to fully exploit the content of soft/hard sensors and help fuse the generated data in immersive visual environments.

Mixed reality, Haptics & Seemless Interactions

Design and develop representations for effortless, anytime, anywhere human-machine interactions and communication (3D, AR, VR, Haptics, Serious Games, etc.).

Biomedical Eng. & Quality of Life

Develop an advanced, integrated and flexible biomedical Engineering systems and models to enhance citizen's Quality of Life in smart cities.

Biometrics, Cyber-Security and Privacy

Develop multisensory biometric authentication methods to enhance access control and reduce security breaches.

IoT, Wearables, and Cyber Phisycal Systems

Develop Cyber-physical Platforms to support the integration of various system components.

Latest News

Byelsaddik Dec 5, 2017

Our paper ECG Authentication for Mobile Devices

ECG Authentication for Mobile Devices Is among the Popular Documents (October 2017) of IEEE Transactions o

Byelsaddik Nov 1, 2017

Prof. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik demonstrates a glove-based tool that responds to pressure with senator Chantal Petitclerc at the University of Ottawa on Oct. 31, 2017.

The internet as it operates today is based on protocols that were “developed for email, not for multimedia, not for touch, not for haptic, smel

Byelsaddik Oct 13, 2017

2017 Best Demo Award Sensors Applications Symposium

Majed Alowaidi (MCRLab's PhD candidate) receives the 2017 Best Demo Award at Sensors Applications Symposium SAS17_Best_Demo_Award

Byelsaddik Sep 13, 2017

MDII and NSERC CREATE BEST 1st annual poster event

MDII and NSERC CREATE BEST would like to invite you to attend the first annual student poster event located at 55 Laurier - https://goo.gl/maps/9