Faculty of Applied Sciences professors (l-r) Rodney Vaughan, Jian Pei and Farid Golnaraghi are among five SFU researchers awarded new NSERC funding with a combined worth of more than $2.1 million.

FAS Researchers Awarded NSERC Funding for Breakthrough Innovations

February 22, 2017

New funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)’s Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects will spur Faculty of Applied Sciences research in data analysis, mechanical engineering and telecommunications.

Three Faculty of Applied Sciences researchers are among five SFU researchers awarded funding with a combined worth of more than $2.1 million.

  • Computing science professor Jian Pei aims to develop tools to help fraud investigators after detection systems have turned up a suspect. One approach could be to combine data on similar suspect investigations, enabling investigators to glean more available data and transfer knowledge between these cases.

  • Farid Golnaraghi, director of SFU’s School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering is developing an inexpensive Micro-Electro Mechanical system (MEMS) gyroscope used in cellphones, digital media and games, and wearable devices;

  • Engineering science professor Rodney Vaughan will draw on new theoretical breakthroughs in signal cancellation from radio science, and new practical breakthroughs in advanced materials, to better understand sound control performance limits to improve systems and create new applications.

The recipients are among 94 researchers nationally to receive more than $50 million towards next-generation sustainable technologies.

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