York engineering students redesign the future !

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York University science & engineering students redesign the future
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TORONTO, April 26, 2007 -- York students in the Faculty of Science & Engineering will put their work to the test on Friday, April 27, with a demo of their fourth-year projects in engineering design.

For the past year, students enrolled in the Engineering Design course have been working under the supervision of York University engineering Professor Eshrat Arjomandi to complete their projects in engineering design. "The projects are quite sophisticated," said Arjomandi. "The students have been working on them for most of the year and are excited about demonstrating their ideas."

Included in the demonstration on Friday is a unique real-time computer program that converts AM sound to FM quality. The program creates stereophonic sound from a monophonic source in real-time.

The development team hopes their innovation will become a key component of future home entertainment systems.

Other projects include a star tracker system that determines the position and attitude of a spacecraft in relation to a galaxy??s stars. The device is unique because of its tiny size and the speed at which it is able to process large calculations and keep the satellite on course. This will have tremendous implications as smaller and smaller satellites are required to travel further in space where accuracy is paramount to the successful deployment of a mission.

Working in teams of three or four, students focused on projects that offer innovative solutions to dilemmas they have encountered during the course of their undergraduate studies. The 12 project teams, drawn from all areas of the Faculty of Science & Engineering, had to develop engineering projects that were realistic and practical, including specifications, background research, innovative solutions, analysis, testing and communication.

The projects had to include significant elements of design and implementation and offer a realistic simulation. Along with the design and implementation, marketing and entrepreneurial skills were put to the test as students marketed their projects through a project webpage.

The demonstrations will take place from 10 am ?V 4pm in the south lobby of the Computer Science & Engineering Building on York´s Keele campus.

Below is a full list of projects and design teams participating in the demonstration with links to the project websites:

X-Ray Graphical Stud-Finder: Elias Papadopoulos, Francesco Cassullo, Steve Martinelli. Adviser: Professor John Amanatides, Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

Survey Control Network for York University: Gordon Jackson, Rachana Ravi, Michael McKechnie. Adviser: Professor Spiros Pagiatakis, Professor Jian-Guo Wang, Department of Geomatics Engineering.

Real-Time Monophonic to Stereophonic Synthesizer: Danoush Dastgiri, Ivan Ho, Jasmine Kaur, Usman Mahmood. Adviser: Professor Amir Asif, Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

SecuRobot: Greg Stuart, Maysam Sorkhabi, Navid Mohaghegh, Poorya Jafari. Adviser: Professor Minas Spetsakis, Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

Electrostatic Ion Engine: Rafal Dabkowski, Petra Sotornik Austin McAuley. Adviser: Professor Brendan Quine, Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering.

Wireless Detection and Ranging (WIDAR): Hamdi Roumani, Tyson Hamilton, Douglas Stamp, Patrick Tayao. Adviser: Professor Natalija Vlajic, Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

Streaming Video Over Mobile Ad-Hoc Network: Sameer Tewar, Rudran Sooriyapalan, Bunarith Tan. Advisers: Professors Amir Asif and Uyen Trang Nguyen, Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

Ground Penetrating Radar System: Nimal Navarathinam, Kartheephan Sathiyanathan, Amee Shah, Azher Shareef. Adviser: Professor Brendan Quine, Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering.

Autonomous Star-Imaging Attitude Sensor (ASIAS) : Michael Greene, Vlad Popovici, Scott Mulligan, Matthew Cannata. Adviser: Professor Brendan Quine, Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering.

Solar Sail: Interplanetary Propulsion System (SSIPS) : Shreyas Bidadi, Ryan Orszulik, Alexander Dolgansky. Adviser: Professor Jinjun Shan, Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering.

Distributed Operational Object Mobilize (DOOM) : Pierre Malavoy, Amir Saeidi, Derek Poon, Leo Chan. Adviser: Professor Minas Spetsakis, Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

Chaserbot: Anthony Badali, Lowell Crotin, Mike Liscombe, Andrew Speers. Advisers: Professors Richard Hornsey and Minas Spetsakis, Department of Computer Science & Engineering.

York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto, Canada??s most international city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 50,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, as well as 190,000 alumni worldwide. York??s 11 faculties and 24 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries. This distinctive and collaborative approach is preparing students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to real-world challenges. York University is an autonomous, not-for-profit corporation.


http://www.yorku.ca/mediar/archive/Release.asp?Release=1229

[27-04-2007,07:36]
YORK_IS_GREAT!!
(in reply to: York engineering students redesign the future !)
York Englineering < CDI College
[27-04-2007,16:37]
Anonymous
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york engineering programs are not accredited!
[27-04-2007,23:45]
Anonymous
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It´s better than those accredited schools.

Schulich is not accredited too but it´s the best b-school in Canada at both grad and undergrad levels!!

[28-04-2007,08:25]
Anonymous
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York is GTA´s reject school. Ryerson has a better reputation than York.

Nobody ever mentions York as a good engineering school.

York is mainly a massive liberal arts school.

[28-04-2007,14:10]
Anonymous
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Did anyone even bother to check if the engineering school is accredited? Because it looks like it is,
http://www.eng.yorku.ca/home/index.html

[01-09-2007,13:26]
Anonymous
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accreditation: http://www.yorku.ca/yfile/archive/index.asp?Article=8743
[20-11-2007,00:23]
Anonymous



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