Congratulations to these NCRN Members on their Recent Achievements!

Check out Some Recent Achievements and Awards in the NCRN community! Congratulations on your fantastic efforts!

  • NCRN Student Naveena Pandillapally has successfully defended her Master’s thesis entitled “Force-Based Control of UGVs by using Physical Human-Robot Interaction” at Queen's University's Ingenuity Labs, supervised by NCRN P.I. Joshua Marshall. Naveena has also recently been hired as an engineer by NCRN Partner GDLS Canada

  • NCRN Student Jean-François Tremblay has been awarded the FRQNT Doctoral Scholarship. Jean-François is a PhD Student at McGill University's Mobile Robotics Lab, supervised by NCRN P.I. David Meger. 

  • NCRN Partner FPInnovations wins the "Innovation Award" at the 30th Innovation Awards Gala of the Association pour le développement de la recherche et de l’innovation du Québec (ADRIQ), held on November 19, 2020. Resolute Forest ProductsFPInnovations, and Performance BioFilaments won a Technology Partnership award for their commercial facility project specializing in the production of cellulose filaments. Read more on FPInnovations' blog

  • NCRN Student Islam Ali is the winner of the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) 2020/2021, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement of students pursuing graduate studies in Alberta. Islam is a 2nd year PhD student at the University of Alberta, working at the Robotics and Vision Lab under the supervision of NCRN P.I. Hong Zhang. 

  • NCRN Students Jason Rebello and SiQi Zhou are Winners of the (3MT) Competition UofT Robotics heat. NCRN PhD Student Jason Rebello, supervised by NCRN P.I. Steven Waslander at University of Toronto’s TRAILab, has won 1st place at the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in the UofT Robotics labs heat, with his research topic "Enhancing the Vision of Autonomous Robots", while NCRN PhD Student SiQi Zhou, supervised by NCRN P.I. Angela Schoellig at University of Toronto’s Dynamic Systems Lab, has won "People's Choice" with her research topic "Neural Networks for Robot Control". Jason will advance to the next step!

  • NCRN Distal Fellow and Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University Mo Chen receives $300,000 funding from CFI’s JELF and matching funds from the BC Knowledge Development Fund for his work on improving virtual 3D simulations. Read more here