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   Dec 1
    2014
Journal paper accepted
The paper "Efficient Detection of Faulty Nodes with Cuckoo Search in t-Diagnosable Systems" has been accepted for publication at the Applied Soft Computing journal.

 Nov 18
     2014
Award received
Rafael has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 MITACS & NRC-IRAP Award for Commercialization.

   Aug 15
    2014
Conference paper accepted
The paper "Risk Management with Hard-Soft Data Fusion in Maritime Domain Awareness" has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (IEEE CISDA 2014)

   Jun 1st
    2014
Conference paper  accepted
The paper "Vessel Tracking and Anomaly Detection using Level 0/1 and High-Level Information Fusion Techniques" has been accepted for presentation at the 6th International Workshop on Soft Computing Applications (SOFA 2014).

   May 13
    2014
R&D project awarded
Larus Technologies was awarded a 2-year R&D Mitacs Accelerate Cluster to develop "Risk Aware Decision Support Systems for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Territorial Security"






 
Awards & Scholarships
 


  • 2014, Nov 18th: MITACS and NRC-IRAP Award for Commercialization in recognition of the idea-to-commercialized-product transition of the research conducted during the two MITACS Accelerate internships with Larus Technologies Corporation.




  • 2012, Jun 7th: Dean's Scholarship of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the University of Ottawa awarded after completion of PhD studies.




  • 2012, Feb 7th: Industrial Research & Development Fellowship (IRDF) awarded by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) with Larus Technologies Corporation as the industrial partner.




  • 2012, Jan 11th: Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)'s First Job award with Larus Technologies Corporation as the industrial partner.




  • 2011, Aug 23th: MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowship awarded to the project "Online Risk-Driven Management Framework for Territorial Security in Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks".




  • 2011, May 12th: IEEE CIS "Walter Karplus" Graduate Student Research Grant awarded to the project "A Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Approach to the Scalable Replacement of Damaged Sensors by a Team of Mobile Robots".




  • 2011, May 12th: Travel Grant awarded by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the University of Ottawa to attend the 2011 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)




  • 2010, Nov 15th: MITACS Accelerate PhD Fellowship awarded to the project "Risk-Driven Coverage Formation for Environment Monitoring in Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks".




  • 2010, Jun 9th: IEEE CIS Student Travel Grant awarded for participation at the 2010 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2010).




  • 2010, Feb 4th: 1st Prize Poster Presentation Award in the Computer Science Department at the Engineering Faculty Day, University of Ottawa with the poster "Artificial Ant Colonies for Coverage Repair in Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks"




  • 2009 – 2010 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS).




  • 2009 – 2010 Excellence Scholarship from University of Ottawa.




  • 2008 – 2012 International Tuition Fee Scholarship from University of Ottawa.




  • 2007 Yearly Award of the Cuban Academy of Sciences granted to the work “Models for building classifiers by using fuzzy sets” in conjunction with other seven authors.




  • National Award granted by the Youth Technical Brigades (2007) for his outstanding research commitment.




  • Provincial Award of the Youth Technical Brigades (BTJ) for his contribution to the preservation of the environment by means of the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques (2006).




  • Summa cum laude graduate (gold diploma) as Bachelor in Computer Science (2003).
     
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