Projects

Current Projects

Empowerment Through Tech Education

I am very interested in the general question of fair access. I am interested in exploring fair access through researching hurdles of technology use in a world driven by it. As one of the basic elements of fair access, access to learning and development of new technologies is important in building sustainable societies.

My teaching and learning inquiry projects such as Specification and Scaffolding in Project-Based Learning, Open Textbook ISTLD TLDG Project and Open Educational Resources Evaluation, as well as Open Video Lectures for Data Communication and Networking and Database Systems are the initial steps towards the research and implementation goals of this long-term project.

I explore AR/VR, Blockchain, and network and systems solutions with focus on availability of technology and educational resources for users from diverse backgrounds and environments.

 

Student Collaborators

Jennifer Kim
SoSy Capstone Project
Project: Cloudy: Blockchain-based distributed storage
Jan-August 2023
Kerem Sarisen
SoSy Capstone Project
Project: Cloudy: Blockchain-based distributed storage
Jan-August 2023
Benjamin Djukstein
SoSy Capstone Project
Project: Cloudy: Blockchain-based distributed storage
Jan-August 2023
Ifeoma Ibeto
ISTLD TLDG Grant RA
Project: Open Textbook: Web & Cloud-Based Distributed Systems
March 2022-Jan 2023
Elena Sierra-Serrano
Healing from Racism Journey RA
Project: Computing Science HRJ
April-June 2022
Shravan Gupta
CSDC Student Experience Initiative RA (VPA Funded)
Projects: Student Survey and Interview, Data Dashboard
Sep 2021-March 2022
Henry Fang
CMPT 416
Project: Blockchain-Based Distributed Storage
Jan-April 2022
Susan Wang
Allocadia Undergraduate Student Research Grant
Project: IoT Security Experience
Oct-Dec 2021
Anjali Thomas
Allocadia Graduate Student Research Grant
Project: IoT Security Experience
Oct-Dec 2021
Negar Bagheri Hariri
Allocadia Undergraduate Student Research Grant
Project: IoT Security Experience
Oct-Dec 2020
Arpit Kaur
Allocadia Undergraduate Student Research Grant
Project: IoT Security Experience
Oct-Dec 2020

 

Past Projects

Network Data Analytics & Diagnostics

Network analytics PoC, used for data collection and analysis from live networks was one of the interesting projects I worked on. The amount of detailed data available in the networks is massive. It is very interesting, in the mean time very hard to make sense of the available data, detect causes of failures, and predict failures in advance.

Resource Utilization in Wireless Networks

Increased capabilities of handheld and mobile devices using online  services is increasing the mobile data usage. The rate of this increase is incomparably higher than that accommodated by network capacity upgrades. Therefore, despite the higher availability of networks and faster upgrades, effective utilization of available resources is essential to keep up with the increasing mobile data demands. I have worked on a number of projects in wireless access and mobile networks to enhance usage of available capacity.

WiFier Network

I designed a network for monetization of excess WiFi capacity and proved feasibility with 1.7% of resources in target areas, developed a simple MVP, and led user behaviour analysis, and go to market strategy. I failed to build WiFier as a company and left it very early-stage despite investment interests, first place in SEY JumpStart, and finalist in SFU SEY startup competitions for a personal reason.

Novel Design

I started Novel Design by web and graphic design for friends and family as a hobby in 2004. It grew to leading outsourced design and delivery of marketing and online presence projects for 20+ clients from different sectors, including manufacturing, construction, and health care. I left Novel Design to move to Canada to start my PhD.