Graduate Theses - supervised by Prof. Emil M. Petriu


Ph.D. Theses

D22.  S. Ureten, “Single and Multiple Emitter Localization in Cognitive Radio Networks,” Ph.D. Thesis, 2017, (co-supervision with Dr. A. Yongacoglu),

D21.  M.R. Abid, “Visual Recognition of a Dynamic Arm Gesture Language for Human-Robot and Inter-Robot Communication,” Ph.D. Thesis, 2015,

D20.  F. Shi, “Local Part Model for Action Recognition in Realistic Videos Ph.D. Thesis, 2014, (Dr. R. Laganiere, co-supervisor), Recognition in Realistic Videos Ph.D. Thesis, 2014, (Dr. R. Laganiere, co-supervisor),

D19.  H. R. Maamar, ”Supplying Partners Suite of Protocols for P2P 3D Streaming Over Thin Mobile Devices,” Ph.D. Thesis, 2013, (Dr. A. Boukerche, co-supervisor),

D18.  N. Dardas, “Real Time Hand Gesture Detection and Recognition for Human Computer InteractionPh.D. Thesis, 2012, (Dr. A. El Saddik, co-supervisor),

D17.  Y. Zhao, “Human Emotion Recognition from Body Language of the Head Using Soft Computing Techniques Ph.D. Thesis, 2012,

D16.  M. Fouad, “Towards Template Security for Iris-Based Biometric Systems,” Ph.D. Thesis, 2012, (Dr. A. El Saddik, co-supervisor),

D15.  X. Wang, “Intelligent Recognition of Texture and Material Properties of FabricsPh.D. Thesis, 2011,

D14. M. Abdallah, “A Novel Computational Approach for the Management of Bioreactor LandfillsPh.D. Thesis, 2011, (co-supervision with Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Narbaitz and Dr. Warith - Civil Eng. Dept.),

D13. J. Zhou, “Velocity and Acceleration Estimation and Uniform Hardness Perception in 6-DOF Haptic RenderingPh.D. Thesis, 2010, (co-supervision with Dr. N.D. Georganas),     

D12.  A.-M. Cretu, “Experimental Data Acquisition and Modeling of 3D Deformable Objects using Neural NetworksPh.D. Thesis, 2009, (Dr. G. Patry co-supervisor),

D11.  Q. Chen, “Real-Time Vision-Based Hand Tracking and Gesture Recognition,” Ph.D. Thesis, 2008, (co-supervision with Dr. N.D. Georganas),

D10.  A. El-Sawah, “Towards Context-Aware Gesture Enabled User Interfaces,” Ph.D. Thesis, 2008, (co-supervision with Dr. N.D. Georganas),

D9.    M.D. Cordea, “A 3D Anthropometric Muscle-Based Active Appearance Model for Model-Based Video Coding," Ph.D. Thesis, 2007, (Dr. D.C. Petriu co-supervisor),

D8.    R. Abielmona, "A Wireless Network of Intelligent Sensor Agents for the Mapping of Multiple Environmental Parameters," Ph.D. Thesis, 2007, (Dr. V. Groza co-supervisor),

D7.    A. Chubukjan, “Computational Aspects in Modelling Electromagnetic Field Parameters in Microstrips Ph.D. Thesis, 2000,

D6.    M.E. Stieber, "Aspects of Vision-Based Sensing and Control for Space Robots," Ph.D. Thesis, 1998,

D5.    J.S. Basran, “Agent-Based Management of a Task-Level Multi-Robot Assembly Cell Ph.D. Thesis, 1998,

D4.    H.O. Ali, “Near-Field Computation Using the Finite Element Method Ph.D. Thesis, 1997,

D3.    S.S.K. Yeung, “Model-Based Tactile Object Recognition Using Pseudo-Random Encoding“, Ph.D. Thesis, 1996,

D2.    C. Archibald, “A Computational Model for Skills-Oriented Robot Programming Ph.D. Thesis, 1995,

D1.    D.I. Havelock, "High-Precision Position Estimation in Digital Image Metrology," Ph.D. Thesis @ Carleton University, 1989, (co-supervision with Dr. D. Coll), 


M.A.Sc. Theses and and Master’s Projects

M61.  D. Zhi, “Depth Camera-Based Hand Gesture Recognition for Training a Robot to Perform Sign Language,” M. Sc. Thesis, 2018,

M60.  A.K. Chandu, “Benchmarking Big Data Frameworks for Maritime Analytics,” M.C.Sc. Project, 2018, (Dr. R. Falcon, co-supervisor)

M59.  D. Kucherhan, “Tactile Feedback for Dexterous Manipulation Operations using Assistive Prosthetic Fingers,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2017,

M58.  N. Primeau, “Risk-Aware Decision Support for Critical Infrastructure Protection using Multi-Objective Optimization,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2017, (Dr. R. Abielmona, co-supervisor),

M57.  D. Gu, “3D Densely Connected Convolutional Network for the Recognition of Human Shopping Actions,” M.Sc. Thesis, 2017, (co-supervision with Dr. R. Laganiere), 

M56.  A. Plachkov, “Soft Data-Augmented Risk Assessment and Automated Course of Action Generation for Maritime Situational Awareness,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2016, (co-supervision with Dr. V. Groza, Dr. R. Abielmona, and Dr. D. Inkpen),

M55.  B. Desjardins, “Reliable Robot-Assisted Sensor Relocation via Multi-Objective Optimization,” M.Sc. Thesis, 2016, (Dr. R. Abielmona, co-supervisor),

M54.  M.H. Zargari, “Automatic Derivation of LQN Performance Models from UML Software Models using Epsilon,” M.Sc. Thesis @ Carleton University, 2016, (co-supervision with Dr. D.C. Petriu)

M53.  Z. Li, “Haptic Dissection of Deformable Objects using Extended Finite Element Method,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2014, (co-supervision with Dr. J. Lang),

M52.  J. McCausland, “Risk-Aware Wireless Sensor Network for Critical Infrastructure ProtectionM.A.Sc. Thesis, 2014, (Dr. A.-M. Cretu and Dr. R. Abielmona, co-supervisors),

M51.  D, De Youngster, “An Isometry-Invariant Spectral Approch for Macro-Molecular Docking,” M.Sc. Thesis, 2013, (co-supervision with Dr. Paquet and Dr. Viktor),

M50. P.J. Santos, “Facial Expression Cloning with Fuzzy Membership FunctionsM.A.Sc. Thesis, 2013,

M49.  A. Panchapakesan, “A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm and Evolutionary Strategy to Automatically Generate Test Data for Dynamic, White-Box TestingM.Sc. Thesis, 2013, (Dr. R. Abielmona, co-supervisor),

M48.  M. Jacques, “Development of a Multimodal Human-Computer Interface for the Control of a Mobile RobotM.A.Sc. Thesis, 2012,

M47.  A. Stathakis, “Vision-Based Localization using Reliable Fiducial MarkersM.A.Sc. Thesis, 2011,

M46.  J. M. Vawter, “Alternative Pointing Devices: Design and Evaluation of a System Supporting Multiple Users,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2010, (Dr. Lapointe co-supervisor),

M45. G. Kim, “Designing Robust Fiduciary Markers for Indoor LocalizationM.A.Sc. Thesis, 2010,

M44.  D. Liu, “Modification of Fuzzy C-Means Clustering and its Application in Image SegmentationM.Eng. Report, 2010.

M43. V. Hinić, “Brain Computer Interface System for Communication and Robot Control Based on Auditory Evoked Event-Related Potentials M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2009,

M42.  S. Andrews, “Measurement-Based Modeling of Contact Forces and Textures for Haptic Rendering,” M.Sc. Thesis, 2007, (co-supervision with Dr. J. Lang),

M41.  A. Kazantsev, “Recovery of Pseudo-Random Coded Coloured Structured Light Information for 3D Object Recognition from Uncooperative Coloured Surfaces,” M.Sc. Thesis, 2007.

M40.  I.M. Pasca, ”Neural Network Digital Hardware Implementation,”  M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2007, (Dr. D. Inkpen co-supervisor),

M39.  B.A. Merhy, “Segmentation par Analyse de Texture de Grilles d’Occupation Probabilistes ΰ Ιchantillonnage Partiel,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2006, (co-supervision with Dr. P. Payeur),

M38.  M.A. Hossain, “On a New Graph Theory Approach to Designing Zero-Aliasing Space Compressors for Built-In Self-Testing M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2006, (co-supervision with Dr. Das),

M37.  J.-C. Delannoy, “Modeling Articulated Bodies with Distributed Mass for Virtual Interactive Environments,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2006,

M36   E.F. Sadok, “Web Services for IEEE 1451.1 Sensor Network Controllers,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2006, (co-supervision with Dr. R. Liscano),

M35.  M. Dostaler, "Multi-level random data based correlator model,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2005, (Dr. Das co-supervisor),

M34.  D. Biswas, "A System-on-a-Chip Testing Methodology," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2005, (co-supervision with Dr. S. Das),

M33.  C. Jin, “Test Implementation of Embedded Core-Based Sequential Circuits Using Verilog HDL under Altera Max Plus II Development Environment,” M.Sc. Thesis, 2004, (co-supervision with Dr. S. Das),

M32.  L. Jin, "Hardware and Software Co-Design in Space Compaction of Cores-Based Digital Circuit," M.Sc. Thesis, 2004, (co-supervision with Dr. Das),

M31.  C. Pasca, "Smart Tactile Sensor," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2004,

M30.  N. Georganas, “Car Supplier and Manufacturer Connectivity Issues,” M.B.A. Thesis, 2004, (co-supervision with Dr. C. Navarre),

M29.  W. Wong, “View Interpolation for Shared Virtual Environments,” M.Eng. Project, 2004.

M28.  Q. Chen, “Evaluation of OCR Algorithms for Images with Different Spatial Resolutions and Noise,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2003,

M27.  A.-M. Cretu, “Neural Network Modeling of 3D Objects for Virtualized Reality Applications,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2003, (Dr. G. Patry co-supervisor),

M26.  D. Laberge, “Visual Tracking for Human Computer Interaction,” M.Sc. Thesis, 2003,

M25.  E. Huluta, “Discrete Wavelet Transform Architecture for Image Coding and Decoding,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2003,

M24.  L.P. McNamee, “Photogrammetric Calibration of Mobile Robot Kinematics,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2003,

M23.  D. Oprea, “Signal Integrity and EMI/EMC on PCB,” M.Eng. Project, 2002.

M22.  J. Wu, "MFC-Based Application for Rendering of Deforming NURBS Surface," M.Eng. Project, 2001.

M21.  H.R. Hassan, "Operational (In-Field) Calibration Methodology of Video Quality Evaluation of MPEG2 Compressed Data for Broadcast," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2001,

M20.  P. Rusu, "Neuro-Fuzzy Based System for Mobile Robot Navigation," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2001,

M19.  M. Bondy, “Voice Stream Based Lip Animation for Audio-Video Communication,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2001,

M18. A. Moica, "Coprocessor for Decoding Multi-Valued Pseudo-Random Sequence Patterns," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2000,

M17.  J.Y Liang, “Response Data Compaction in BIST under Generalized Mergeability Based on Switching Theory Formulation and Utilizing a New Measure of Failure Probability,” M.A.Sc.  Thesis, 2000, (co-supervision with Dr. S. Das),

M16.  Z. Sakr, "3D Object Recognition Using Pseudo-random Encoded Structured Light," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 2000,

M15.  M.D. Cordea, "Real Time 3D Head Pose Recovery for Model Based Video Coding," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1999,

M14.  J. Mao, “Reduction of the Quantization Error in Fuzzy Logic Controllers by Dithering,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1998,

M13.  L. Zhao, "Random Pulse Artificial Neural Network Architecture," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1998,

M12.  Ph. Lavoie, "3D Object Reconstruction Using Structured Light and Two 2D Images," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1996, (co-supervision with Dr. D. Ionescu),

M11.  A. Roczniak, "Spherical Near- to Far-Field Estimation from Amplitude Measurements," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1996, (co-supervision with Dr. G. Costache),

M10.  C. Gal, “Multi-Sensor (IR) Data Fusion for Mobile Robot Navigation Using Occupancy Grid Method,” M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1994,

M9.    G. Eatherley, "Autonomous Vehicle Docking Using Fuzzy Logic," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1994,

M8.    D.M. Colven, "Tactile Pattern Recognition Using Neural Networks," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1993,

M7.    N. Trif, "Model-Based Visual Recognition of 3-D Objects Using Pseudo-Random Grid Encoding," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1993,

M6.    M. Greenspan, "Robotic Active Tactile Skills," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1992,

M5.    H. Khalfallah, "Visual Position Recovery for an AGV Using Pseudo-Random Encoding," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1991,

M4.    L.-P. Normand, "Sonar-Based Real World Mapping System," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1990,

M3.    J.S. Basran, "Application of Pseudorandom Binary Sequences to the Absolute Position Measurement of Automated Guided Vehicles," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1989,

M2.    B. Karoui, "Active Force Controlled Part Assembling for a Robotic Assembly Cell," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1988,

M1.    T. Goguen, "Vision Based Parts Fetching for a Robotic Assembly Cell," M.A.Sc. Thesis, 1988,