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.

IoT, Wearables 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.

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.

Cyber-Security and Privacy

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

Cyber Phisycal Systems

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

Latest News

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

Byelsaddik Aug 10, 2017

IEEE Sensors Journal Top 25

Today we received the following email:   Dear Mr. Yang, Mr. Zhang, Mr. Dong, Dr. Alelaiwi, and Prof. El Saddik,   On behalf of

Byelsaddik Jul 26, 2017

The impact of smartphones on the development and performance of varsity athletes

You are invited to participate in a novel study examining the impact of smartphones on the development and performance of varsity athletes in th

Byelsaddik Jul 24, 2017

Days Spent Together Using Soft Sensory Information on OSNs

Days Spent Together Using Soft Sensory Information on OSNs—A Case Study on Facebook by Alzamzami et al. (2016) considered an interesting prob

Byelsaddik Jun 16, 2017

El Saddik: Entrevistas a participantes en las II Jornadas eMadrid sobre e-Learning

Prof. El Saddik in an Entrevistas a participantes en las II Jornadas eMadrid sobre e-Learning:  https://vimeo.com/25352184  

Byelsaddik May 23, 2017

A Dataset for Psychological Human Needs Detection from Social Networks

Our paper: A Dataset for Psychological Human Needs Detection from Social Networks," is available under the "Early Access" area on IEEEXplore - D