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MIE recently invited this year’s symposium volunteers and organizing committee to an appreciation lunch to thank them for making this year’s event another big success. Thank you, Grad Symposium volunteers, organizing committee and Professor Edmond Young! See photos.

Chair’s Office

June 28, 2016

Volume 7, Issue 45
In this issue:

Research Activities
Honours & Awards
Graduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies
Job Opportunities
Archives
Connect

mackayMatthew Mackay promoted to Associate Professor in Teaching Stream

Congratulations to Professor Matthew Mackay who has been promoted to Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, as of July 1, 2016.

 

 


canada flagUniversity Closure: Canada Day

The University will be closed for the Canada Day holiday on Friday, July 1. The machine shop will close at 2 p.m. and department offices will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 30.


Summer Hours begin July 4

Summer hours begin on July 2 and end September 2. Department administrative/technical offices will close 30 minutes earlier.

MIE Newsletter goes bi-weekly in July and August

The MIE Newsletter will be published bi-weekly for July and August. Look out for the next issue on Tuesday, July 12.

Research Activities

Research Grants and Opportunities

Honours & Awards

award11 U of T Engineering professors and alumni inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering
Professor Murray Thomson and alumna Elizabeth Croft (PhD MechE 9T5) among 11 members of the U of T Engineering community inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Read more.

Graduate Studies

2016-17 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applicants to submit complete applications as a single pdf file to the Vice Dean Graduate Office gradstudies@ecf.utoronto.ca by Friday, August 19.

INFORMS introduces new competition for tomorrow’s leaders in OR and Analytics
INFORMS is introducing a new undergrad and Master’s student competition in OR and Analytics. Teams of students will use the same data set and software systems to solve a challenging business problem using an OR/Analytics approach. A panel of industry experts will judge their submissions.

Connect Artificial Intelligence 2016

Do you have a cool idea? Is there a product or service you would love to use if it existed? Connect Artificial Intelligence 2016 is all about turning innovative ideas into reality. Send us your contact information with a brief description of your idea/project. If you have question or comments, please contact: mrfazeli@mie.utoronto.ca.

PhD Final Oral Exam
Nickolas Eaves
, “The Effect of Reversibility and High Pressure on Soot Formation”
Date: Monday, June 27
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Room 331, Mechanical Building, 5 King’s College Road
Exam Committee: Professors Murray Thomson (supervisor), Seth Dworkin (co-supervisor), Omer Gulder, Markus Bussmann
External Examiner: Professor Heinz Pitsch, RWTH Aachen University

PhD Final Oral Exam
Jim Kuo
, “Enhanced Layout Optimization and Wind Aerodynamic Models for Wind Farm Design”
Date: Thursday, June 30
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room BA2001, 44 St. George Street
Exam Committee: Professors Cristina Amon (supervisor), Timothy Chan, David Sinton, Amy Bilton
External Examiner: Professor J.M. Floryan, Western University

MASc Oral Exam
Jeanne Xie
: “Gaming to Safety: The Design and Evaluation of Feedback Gamification for Mitigating Driver Distraction”
Date: Friday, August 12
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: MB101
Exam committee: Birsen Donmez, Birsen Donmez, Mark Chignell, Greg Jamieson

Undergraduate Studies

The GREEN Program: Make 2017 the year for sustainable travel

Join The GREEN Program in Peru & Iceland. Are you interested in: sustainable development, gaining first-hand industry exposure and professional skills, and receiving academic credit? Take part in changing the world in just 8 days.

2016 James Dyson Award deadline: July 19
The James Dyson Award is a global search for bright ideas. With a month to go until it closes for entries, this year’s competition has already attracted some ground-breaking solutions, and we are hoping to see even more from Canada. The James Dyson Award challenges young engineers and designers to meet a simple brief: design something that solves a problem. The prize: $60,000 for the international winner, to support them in developing their invention.

DHL Innovation Challenges

Robotics Challenge
This innovation challenge requires to design the prototype of a self-driving delivery cart that can autonomously accompany a postman and woman during last-mile delivery. The prototype must be able to traverse typical urban and rural landscapes at walking speed while carrying parcels, saving the couriers the tiresome task of manually pushing a trolley.

  • Submission Deadline: September 14, 2016
  • The three finalist will be flown to DHL Innovation Center in Germany to showcase their prototype in front of 180+ senior supply chain professionals at the DHL Innovation Day (17th November 2016).
  • Prizes: €10,000 First Place; €3,000 Second Place; €2,000 Third Place

Fair and Responsible Challenge
This challenge invites to come up with original ideas and practical solutions that address and solve environmental and social challenges with new and innovative logistics-based business models. The idea could be about using logistics to facilitate the circular economy, or using global transportation networks to provide fair access in developing and remote regions.

  • Submission Deadline: September 28, 2016
  • The three finalist will be flown to DHL Innovation Center in Germany to showcase their concept in front of 180+ senior supply chain professionals at the DHL Innovation Day (17th November 2016).
  • Prize: €5,000

INFORMS introduces new competition for tomorrow’s leaders in OR and Analytics
INFORMS is introducing a new undergrad and Master’s student competition in OR and Analytics. Teams of students will use the same data set and software systems to solve a challenging business problem using an OR/Analytics approach. A panel of industry experts will judge their submissions.

The Horizons Summer Immersive program

The Horizons Summer Immersive supports 35 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become tomorrow’s leaders in technology. The program is an immersive 3-month summer experience that teaches software engineering and provides students with the network and perspective needed to launch their careers in tech. The program requires no prior computer science or programming knowledge and is open to current university students of all ages. Students develop the arsenal of highly employable software engineers as well as the perspective of entrepreneurs.

ILead’s new Faculty-wide weekly summer program: Engineer Your Future
This summer, the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) is launching an 8-week, Faculty-wide program for undergraduates engaged in research or studies. The program is comprised of skill-building workshops, conversations with esteemed guests and three engineering-related field trips. Students will learn about their strengths, engage in reflection on their future direction/career path, and be part of a cohort of students from every engineering discipline.

Call for participants in campus entrepreneurship research study
Are you: Seeking to commercialize or translate your research? An active member of a campus accelerator? Enrolled in an entrepreneurship course or program? Launching or preparing to launch a startup? If so, you are invited to participate in a research study examining the research habits and needs of entrepreneurs affiliated with the University of Toronto. Lean more and complete the survey before September 1, 2016.

Meditation and Yoga at U of T
Looking to relax and de-stress? Join a weekly meditation, yoga or Tai Chi session on campus. Sessions are available on Mondays through Thursdays at a variety of locations on campus.

Upcoming events and announcements:

Job Opportunities

Research Intern » Autodesk

ICAD Developer » Pratt and Whitney Canada

Engineering Intern » Betterfrost Technologies

Business Analyst » ManagingLife

Front-end Developer » ManagingLife

Healthcare positions » General Electric

Computer Vision Engineer » Engineering Services Inc.

Summer internship » Everflex Technologies

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