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Dr. Pierre Payeur
Emailppayeur@eecs.uottawa.ca

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Professor, EECS, University of Ottawa




Ph.D. Students
Farzin Farhadi-Niaki [Queen Elizabeth II Scholar]
Emailffarh101@uottawa.ca

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Thesis Topic: Human Gesture Recognition for Natural Interaction with Autonomous Systems
Co-supervisor: Robert Laganière
Danial Nakhaeinia
Emaildania066@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Dexterous Robotic Manipulator Operation under Multi-Modal Guidance
Co-supervisor: Robert Laganière
Arjun Yogeswaran [OGS Scholar]
Emailayoge099@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Neurobiology-Inspired Cognitive Visual Object Recognition and Image Understanding
Omar Al-Buraiki
Emailalburaiki.omer@gmail.com

Thesis Topic: Collaborative Mobile Robotics with Specialized Agents


Master Degree Students
Guillaume Plouffe
Emailgplou010@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Real-Time Robotic Manipulation using Automatic Visual Recognition of Human Gestures
Yangyu Shi
Emailyshi106@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Supportive Infrared Imaging Tools for Early Diagnosis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Co-supervisor: Monique Frize
Shengsong Yang
Emailsyang123@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: TBD
Zineb El Moutia [OGS Scholar]
Emailzelmo080@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: TBD
Co-supervisor: Ana-Maria Cretu


Internships
Carlos Sánchez Díaz
Emailsd.carlos00@gmail.com

Degree: International internship - ELAP scholar
Work Topic: Development of Efficient Communication Channels in Between Mobile Robotic Devices for Coordination of their Operation


Alumni
Arnaud Mignotte
Emailarnaud.mignotte@etu.univ-smb.fr

Degree: International internship
Work Topic: Coordination des Mouvements d'un Groupe de Robots Mobiles
Completion: August 2017
Fei Hui
Emailfhui065@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Visual Tracking of Deformation and Classification of Object Elasticity with Robotic hand Probing
Co-supervisor: Ana-Maria Cretu
Completion: July 2017
Matheus Fernandes Torquato
Emailmatheusft@gmail.com

Degree: International internship - ELAP scholar
Work Topic: Embedded Machine Vision for Targets Detection and Robot Pursuit
Completion: June 2017
Jorge Luis Prieto Diaz
Emailpdjorgeluis@gmail.com

Degree: International internship - ELAP scholar
Work Topic: Natural Control of a Robotic Gripper
Completion: May 2017
Oluwadara Odunewu. M.Eng.
Emailoodun019@uottawa.ca

Project Topic: Coordinating the Movement of Wirelessly Connected Collaborative Mobile Robots
Completion: May 2017
Henrique Morales Busiquia
Emailbusiquia@gmail.com

Degree: International internship
Work Topic: Coordination of Specialized Mobile Robots Working in Collaboration
Completion: April 2017
Aakash Sharma, M.Eng.
Emailashar138@uottawa.ca

Project Topic: Wireless Communication for Collaborative Mobile Robots
Completion: December 2016
Ruslan Masinjila, M.A.Sc.
Emailrmasi036@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Collaborative Localization of Mobile Robots
Completion: October 2016
Pascal Laferrière, M.A.Sc. [OGS Scholar]
Emailplafi092@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Instrumented Compliant Wrist System for Enhanced Robotic Interaction
Completion: October 2016
Jonathan Guillotte-Blouin
Emailjguil098@uottawa.ca

Degree: Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) internship
Work Topic: Programming of Barrett Robotic Hand for the Manipulation of Deformable Objects
Completion: April 2016
Claude Viau, M.A.Sc.
Emailcviau13@gmail.com

Thesis Topic: Multispectral Image Analysis for Objects Detection and Classification
Co-supervisor: Ana-Maria Cretu
Completion: March 2016
Rony Cruz Ramirez
Emailrcruz012@uottawa.ca

Degree: Emerging Leaders in the Americas program (ELAP) internship
Work Topic: Robust Localization Estimates for Mobile Robots using Stereo-Vision
Completion: February 2016
Mariay Sharovar
Emailmshar012@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Collaborative Navigation for Swarm Robotics
Yoel Ramos Castillo
Emailyoelrc088@gmail.com

Degree: Emerging Leaders in the Americas program (ELAP) internship
Work Topic: Autonomous Collaborative Robotics with Specialized Agents
Completion: April 2015
Luis Gurrieri
Emailmail@luisgurrieri.net

Degree: Postdoctoral Fellow
Work Topic: Temporomandibular Movement Measurement for Precise Dental Products Manufacturing
Completion: December 2014
André Progiante
Emailaprog092@uottawa.ca

Degree: Science Without Borders internship
Work Topic: Mobile Robot Navigation for Experimental Studies on Machine Learning and Cognition
Co-supervisor: Sylvain Chartier
Completion: September 2014
Gabriel Martins Nascimento
Emailgabrielmgn@gmail.com

Degree: Science Without Borders internship
Work Topic: Assessment of Human Motion Variations in the Practice of Piano Playing under the Influence of Somatic Training
Co-supervisor: Gilles Comeau
Completion: September 2014
André Sepulveda
Emailasepu083@uottawa.ca

Degree: Science Without Borders internship
Work Topic: Implementation and Validation of Machine Learning Algorithms for Experimental Studies in Cognition with Robotic Platforms
Co-supervisor: Sylvain Chartier
Completion: September 2014
Clément Leyssene
Emailclement.leyssene@orange.fr

Degree: International internship
Work Topic: Development and Integration of Vision, Distance and Contact Data Acquisition Interfaces for Mobile Robots
Completion: September 2014
Felipe Yamaguti
Emailfyama038@uottawa.ca

Degree: Science Without Borders internship
Work Topic: GPGPU-based Image Processing for Satellite Images Interpretation in Geographical Information Systems
Completion: August 2014
Si Wu
Emailez.wusi@gmail.com

Degree: Postdoctoral Fellow
Work Topic: People Detection, Classification, Tracking and Counting in Surveillance Videos
Completion: August 2014
Now with: Assistant Professor, South China University of Technology
Varun Bairaboina
Emailvarunbchinni@gmail.com

Degree: Mitacs Globalink internship
Work Topic: 3D Environment Mapping and Object Recognition using a Kinect Sensor
Co-Supervisor: Ana-Maria Cretu
Completion: July 2014
Phillip Curtis, Ph.D. [OGS Scholar, NSERC PGSD Scholar]
Emailpcurtis@site.uottawa.ca

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Thesis Topic: Data Driven Selective Sensing for 3D Image Acquisition
Completion: November 2013
Now with: Larus Technologies
Raouf Fareh
Emailraouf.fareh.1@ens.etsmtl.ca

Degree: Postdoctoral Fellow
Work Topic: Adaptive Robot Path Planning and Control under Multi-Sensory Guidance
Completion: November 2013
Rafael Toledo
Emailrafaelt91@gmail.com

Degree: Engineers Without Borders - CALDO internship
Work Topic: Contact and Proximity Sensing Instrumentation and Interface for a Robotic Compliant Wrist System
Completion: August 2013
Vipul Nair
Emailvipul.nair.eee10@iitbhu.ac.in

Degree: International internship
Work Topic: Mobile Robot Control with Embedded Landmarks Recognition for Experimental Studies in Psychology
Completion: July 2013
Haritha Valluri
Emailharitha.bits789@gmail.com

Degree: Mitacs Globalink internship
Work Topic: Vision-Based Human Gesture Monitoring
Completion: July 2013
Boniface Mbouzao, M.A.Sc.
Emailbmbou097@uottawa.ca

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Thesis Topic: Quantitative Assessment of Human Motion Capabilities with Passive Vision Monitoring
Co-supervisor: Monique Frize
Completion: May 2013
Rizwan Macknojia, M.A.Sc.
Emailrmack102@uOttawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Calibration of Networks of RGB-D Sensors for Robotic Applications over Large Workspaces
Completion: February 2013
Now with: Cisco Systems, Ottawa
Fouad F. Khalil
Emailfkhalil@site.uottawa.ca

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Thesis Topic: Robotic Interaction with Deformable Objects Guided by Vision and Tactile Probing
Antoine Mahé
Emailamahe@uOttawa.ca

Degree: international internship, Université de Strasbourg, France
Work Topic: Robotic Manipulator Programming for Dexterous Interaction
Completion: August 2012
Dr. Alberto Chavez, Postdoctoral Fellow
Emailalbertochz@gmail.com

Work Topic: Automated Vehicles Detection and Recognition with Mutiple Imagers
Completion: July 2012
Md Ibne Sina, M.Sc.
Emailmsina070@uottawa.ca

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Thesis Topic: Satellite Image Processing with Biologically-Inspired Computational Methods and Visual Attention
Completion: July 2012
Now with: Klocwork Corp., Ottawa
Sue Twelves, M.A.Sc.
Emailsuetwelves@hotmail.com

Thesis Topic: Multi-Spectral Imaging System Calibration and Data Fusion for Applications in the Assessment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Co-supervisor: Monique Frize
Completion: April 2012
Pascal Laferrière
Emailplafi092@uOttawa.ca

Degree: Coop internship
Work Topic: Development of Tele-Robotic and 3D Vision Platforms
Completion: September 2011
Jongeun Cha, Postdoctoral Fellow
Emailjcha@discover.uOttawa.ca

Work Topic: Development of 3D Visioning Platforms for Remote Robotic Operation
Completion: September 2011
Arjun Yogeswaran, M.A.Sc.
Emailayoge099@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: 3D Surface Maps Analysis for Automated Detection of Deformations on Automotive Panels
Completion: March 2011
Chang Qin
Emailqqang@site.uOttawa.ca

Degree: International internship, Nanjing University, China
Work Topic: Regions of Interest Extraction from Collaborative IR and IO Imaging in Biomedical Applications
Co-supervisor: Monique Frize
Completion: March 2011
Ali Ghazi Saeidi, M.A.Sc.
Emailali.gsaeidi@gmail.com

Thesis Topic: Estimating Human Limb Motion from Video Sequences with Anatomical Knowledge
Completion: January 2011
Michel Bray
Emailmbray060@uottawa.ca

Work Topic: 3D Surface Profiling for Robotic Contour Following
Completion: December 2010
Valentin Borsu, M.A.Sc.
Emailvbors100@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Pose and Motion Estimation of Parts Exhibiting Few Visual Features for Robotic Marking of Deformations
Completion: December 2010
Andrew Thompson, M.A.Sc.
Emailathom069@uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Hierarchical Segmentation of Videos into Shots and Scenes using Visual Content
Co-supervisor: Robert Laganière
Completion: November 2010
Benjamin Ahsan
Emailbahsan@site.uottawa.ca

Degree: International internship, Masters, ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France
Work Topic: Détection et Reconnaissance Visuelle de Véhicles Automobiles
Co-supervisor: Robert Laganière
Completion: September 2010
Mai Moussa Chetima, M.A.Sc. [Boursier de la Francophonie Internationale]
Emailmchet090@uottawa.ca

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Thesis Topic: Auto-Tuning Mechanisms for Vision-Based Food Inspection Systems
Completion: November 2009
Now with: Bombardier Aerospace, Montreal
Alain Boyer, M.A.Sc.
Emailaboye074@uottawa.ca

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Thesis Topic: Adaptive Structured Light Imaging for 3D Reconstruction and Autonomous Robotic Exploration
Completion: October 2009
Now with: VTT Technical Research Centre of Findland, Finland
Dejan Duvnjak
Emaildduvn011@uottawa.ca

Degree: Summer intership
Work Topic: Instrumentation and Control of a Linear Robotic Stage
Completion: August 2009
Danick Desjardins, M.A.Sc.
Emailddesjard@site.uottawa.ca

Thesis Topic: Structured Lighting Stereoscopy with Marching Pseudo-Random Patterns
Completion: November 2008
Nicolas Robin
Emailnrobin@site.uottawa.ca

Degree: International intership (PolyTech'Grenoble)
Work Topic: Évaluation Visuelle de la Déformation d'Objets Non-Rigides Soumis à des Contraintes Externes lors de Manipulations Robotiques
Completion: September 2008
Silvain Bériault, M.A.Sc. [NSERC CGSM Scholar]
Emailsberi081@site.uottawa.ca

Degree: Master of Applied Science - Electrical Engineering
Thesis Topic: Multi-Camera System Design, Calibration and 3D Reconstruction for Markerless Motion Capture
Completion: March 2008
Martin Côté, M.A.Sc. [NSERC PGSM Scholar]
Emailcotelg@rogers.com

Degree: Master of Applied Science - Electrical Engineering
Thesis Topic: Video Segmentation for Markerless Motion Capture in Unconstrained Environments
Completion: October 2007
Karen Soueidan
Emailksoue063@uottawa.ca

Degree: Coop internship
Work Topic: Multi-Function Mobile Robotic Systems Development
Completion: August 2007
Ivana Duvnjak
Emailivana_duvnjak@hotmail.com

Degree: Summer intership
Work Topic: Pseudo-Random Targets Detection and Recognition for Mobile Robot Localization
Co-supervisor: Emil M. Petriu
Completion: August 2007
Ashwani Panwar
Emailashwanip@iitk.ac.in

Degree: International intership
Work Topic: Vision-Based Hands and Fingers Tracking in Piano Performance
Completion: August 2007
Bassel Abou Merhy, M.A.Sc.
Emailbasselam@hotmail.com

Degree: Master of Applied Science - Electrical Engineering
Thesis Topic: Segmentation par Analyse de Texture de Grilles d'Occupation Probabilistes
Co-supervisor: Emil M. Petriu
Completion: September 2006
Haipeng Yan
Emailhyan039@uottawa.ca

Degree: Coop internship
Work Topic: Development and Documentation of Experimental Datasets
Completion: August 2006
Christopher Yang, M.A.Sc.
Emailyang_christopher@hotmail.com

Degree: Master of Applied Science - Electrical Engineering
Thesis Topic: Design and Calibration of a Multi-Modal Range Sensing System
Completion: March 2006
Phillip Curtis, M.A.Sc. [NSERC PGSM Scholar]
Emailpcurtis@site.uottawa.ca

Degree: Master of Applied Science - Electrical Engineering
Thesis Topic: Frequency-Domain Range Data Registration for 3-D Space Modeling in Robotic Applications
Completion: December 2005
Now: Ph.D. candidate, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
Samira Zabihi
Degree: Coop internship
Work Topic: Experimentation with Sensing Systems for Gesture Monitoring
Completion: August 2005
Joshua Kotwas
Degree: Coop internship
Work Topic: Analysis Tools for Gesture Estimation and Monitoring
Completion: August 2005
Martin Soucy, M.A.Sc.
Emailmartinsoucy@rogers.com

Degree: Master of Applied Science - Electrical Engineering
Thesis Topic: Manipulator Path Planning with Multi-Resolution Potential Fields and Fuzzy Logic Control
Completion: March 2005
Last known position: Creaform 3D, Quebec City
Benoit Bolzon
Degree: Stagiaire ESIA
Work Topic: Étude Comparative de Techniques de Fusion de Mesures de Profondeur pour la Modélisation d'Environnements Encombrés
Completion: September 2004
Now: Research associate, Quasar Group, CERN, Geneva
Yi Liu, M.Sc.
Emailyilu_cn@yahoo.com

Degree: Master of Systems Science
Thesis Topic: Movement Detection in Outdoor Scenes for Traffic Monitoring
Completion: December 2003
Changzhong Chen, M.A.Sc.
Emailcchen@doe.carleton.ca

Degree: Master of Applied Science - Electrical Engineering
Thesis Topic: Registration of Range Measurements with Compact Surface Representation
Completion: September 2002


Collaborators
Dr. Sylvain Chartier
Emailsylvain.chartier@uottawa.ca

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Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa
Dr. Gilles Comeau
Emailgcomeau@uottawa.ca

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Professor, School of Music, University of Ottawa
Dr. Ana-Maria Cretu
EmailAna-Maria.Ccretu@uqo.ca

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Professeure adjointe, Dép. d'Informatique et Ingénierie, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Dr. Eric Dubois
Emailedubois@site.uottawa.ca

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Professor, EECS, University of Ottawa
Dr. Monique Frize
Emailmfrize@connect.carleton.ca

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Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
Dr. Robert Laganière
Emaillaganier@site.uottawa.ca

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Professor, EECS, University of Ottawa
Dr. Emil Petriu
Emailpetriu@site.uottawa.ca

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Professor, EECS, University of Ottawa
Dr. Sebastian Zug
Emailsebastian.zug@ovgu.de

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Associate Professor, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany


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