Atlantic Oceans Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting 2024

Venue: Engineering Building, 240 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s, NL, Room EN4002, Engineering Board Room, Memorial University of Newfoundland

AGENDA of iMERIT AGM 2024

(Set up 8 a.m. for registration, nametags etc)

8:30 a.m: Registration: pick up name tags; coffee, tea, and breakfast items

9 a.m.-9:15 a.m: Welcoming remarks

9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m: Keynote speech by David Shea, CTO and EVP, Products, Kraken Robotics Inc.

10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m: Break

10:15 a.m. to noon: Student presentations (7 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions)

This section of 10 presentations hosted by Shane Anderson

  1. Shiyun Wang (via Teams), PhD student, Computer Science, Dalhousie University. AFNT: A Secure Data Storage Scheme Based on IOTA Tangle for Underwater Sensor Networks
  2. Mehrnaz Ahmadi, PhD student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie. Advancing Underwater Communication: Introducing the Filtering Augmented with Adaptive Iterations (FAAI) Model
  3. Saad Alhadlaq, PhD student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie. Emergence of Extreme Events from Randomly Chirped Condensate
  4. Marina Antipina, PhD student, Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie. Collaborative Autonomous Surface Vehicles with Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems to Detect, Localize and Track North Atlantic Right Whales
  5. Kamran Sattar Awaisi, PhD student, Computer Science, Dalhousie, From Industry to Ocean: Leveraging IIoT for Reliable Marine Equipment Monitoring
  6. Sajjad Bashiri, PhD student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie, Square-Wave Similariton Fiber Lasers for Underwater Communications
  7. Emmanuelle Cook, PhD student, Oceanography/Science, Dalhousie,
  8. Mohammad Mousavi, PhD, Physics and Physical Oceanography, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Ocean Sound Speed Profile Measurement using a Pulse-echo Technique
  9. Adwaith Nath, PhD student, Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering. RANS Simulation to Determine the Self-propulsion Point of the Kriso Container Ship Using PI Controller
  10. Brendan Smith, PhD student, Oceanography, Dalhousie. Passive Acoustic Monitoring of a Major Seismic Event at the Main Endeavour Hydrothermal Vent Field

Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided)

This section of 8 presentations hosted by Saad Alhadlaq:

  1. Hanxiang Zhang, PhD student, Electrical and Computer Engineering Enhanced 3D Dense Reconstruction from Visual SLAM for Dynamic Scenes
  2. Mahsa Zareie, PhD student, Electrical and Computer Engineering. A Linearized Open-Loop VCO-ADC as a Novel Approach to Sensor Interfacing for Underwater Applications
  3. Yitong Zhou, PhD student, Computer Science, Dalhousie. Enhancing Real-Time Marine-based Services with DRL-Based Distributed Coded Machine Learning
  4. Shane Anderson, Masters student, Physics and Physical Oceanography, Memorial. Ocean Acoustics: Doppler Sonar for Fish-finding Applications
  5. Nolan Cain, Masters student, Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie. Bathymetric Feature Extraction and Anomaly Filtering for AUV Navigation
  6. Liam Gregory, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Memorial. Autonomous Pathfinding Through Sea Ice Using Artificial Potential Fields
  7. Mohammad Soroush Izadan, Masters student, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, University of Prince Edward Island. Enhancing the Robustness and Reliability of Perception for Socially Compliant Mobile Robots
  8. Bhargav Kowlagi, Masters student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie. BioElectrical Modeling and Applications

Break: 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.

This section of 5 presentations hosted by Mahsa Zareie

  1. Ian MacDonald, Masters student, University of New Brunswick. Development of an Adaptive Force Control Strategy for Soft Robotic Gripping
  2. Duy Nguyen, Masters student, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, UPEI. Distributed Cascade Force Control of Soft-Tactile-Based Multi-robot System for Object Transportation
  3. Tin Nguyen, Masters student, Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, UPEI. Spatiotemporal Motion Profiles for Cost-Based Optimal Approaching Pose Estimation.
  4. Mark O’Connor, Masters student, UNB. Precision Depth Control of an Underwater Tethered Payload
  5. Boxin Zhao, Masters student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie. 3D Human Reconstruction from Wild Videos

3:30 p.m.: Conference wrap-up; reminder of awards presentation at dinner (banquet at Delta). Logistics of getting to Delta to be finalized. Students and guests are free to leave, except for those attending the Program Committee Meeting.

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m: Program Committee Meeting

6:30 p.m: Banquet at Delta Hotel St. John’s Conference Centre, 120 New Gower Street