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.

Artificial Intelligence driven 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 & Seamless 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 Physical Systems

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

Latest News

Byelsaddik Apr 4, 2018

Our work is on the cover page of uOttawa – Helmet connects paramedics to expert help

ON April 6, uOttawa featured our work on it main home page: http://www.uottawa.ca/en Innovative device created in Abdulmotaleb El Saddik’s v

Byelsaddik Jan 19, 2018

Prof. El Saddik is appointed Associate Editor in Chief for IEEE MM magazine

Starting January 1, 2018, Prof. El Saddik is appointed Associate Editor in Chief for IEEE MM magazine http://publications.computer.org/multime

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