The winners in the 7th annual Engineering Graduate Poster Competition from E-Business Technologies (MEBT / MSc) and System Sciences (MSc / MSysSc) were all students supervised by Telfer School professors! These are terrific results that highlight the burgeoning research collaborations between the Faculty of Engineering and the Telfer School through these two joint programs. Telfer professors publish high-quality papers with graduate students in these programs and secure valuable external grants.

The competition was held on March 27 at the School of Information and Computer Science as part of Graduate Studies and Engineering Research Day and involved 30 judges from industry and government funding agencies. It was the first year in which EBT and Systems Science participated and they were extremely well represented with 9 of the 59 research posters presented. Several of the faculty and students in the competition are also involved in projects supported by the IBM Centre for Business Analytics and Performance at the Telfer School.

Congratulations to all Telfer School / Systems Science and EBT participants:

1st Place 

Brain-based Biomarkers for Depression Diagnoses
By: Fadwa Gamal Al-Azab (EBT)
Supervisor: Bijan Raahemi of the Telfer School

2nd Place 

Risk Analysis in Coastal Communities Decision Making
By: Sara Mohammadi (Systems Science)
Supervisor: Dan Lane of the Telfer School

3rd Place 

Business Intelligence - Enabled Adaptive Enterprise Architecture
By: Okhaide Samson Akhigbe (Systems Science)
Supervisor: Daniel Amyot of the Faculty of Engineering and Greg Richards of the Telfer School

Other students supervised by Telfer faculty members

  • Mona Rezaei, Systems Science (Combining Balanced Score Card and Data Envelopment Analysis for Analyzing the Performance of Small Scale Fisheries) with Dan Lane.
  • Alex Chung, Systems Science (Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning: A Value Based Approach to Preparing Coastal Communities for Sea Level Rise) with Dan Lane and Colleen Mercer-Clark.
  • Fahad Saleh Alaieri, EBT (Knowledge Management in Collaborative Environment) with Bijan Raahemi.
  • Morvarid Kardan, EBT (Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining using Twitter: A quantitative research on the correlation between specifically defined Twitter feeds and Consumer Confidence Index) with Gurprit Kindra and Michael Guolla.