France Canada Research Fund 2018 results announced [fr]

The Executive Committee of the FCRF held its annual meeting on May 24, 2018 in Ottawa where they selected winning projects.

Four awardees are located in the Consulate’s constituency:

  • From Calgary, AB: Clémence Alasseur and Anthony Ware for their work on "Modelling the impact of renewable generation on electricity prices"
  • From Vancouver, BC: Marc Robert and Curtis B. Berlinguette for their project on "Molecular Catalysts for CO2 Electroreduction in Flow Cells" and Olivier Sentieys and Guy Lemieux for their study of "Energy-efficient Deep Learning Systems for Low-cost Embedded Systems" from the University of British Columbia as well as Aisling Healy and Aude-Claire Fourot from Simon Fraser University for their take on "Local Actors, Migrants and Refugee Resettlement: A France-Canada Comparison".

Three of the winners were especially thrilled to be selected:

"We are excited to be given this opportunity to exchange expertise and ideas to drive CO2 utilization technologies to market!"

Curtis Berlinguette
Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

"This FCRF project award is a terrific opportunity to strengthen our research into machine learning, on both sides of the Atlantic, with a 2-way exchange of students. Rather than simply giving a presentation as normally done in a short trip, students can go on exchange for an entire term, take a full course, and work very closely with their host supervisor and other researchers. This allows them to pick up skills and knowledge not otherwise possible, and to bring all of this back to their own university. I’m really looking forward to working with Prof. Sentieys — I expect that together we will achieve a real breakthrough in power savings and accuracy for machine learning systems."

Guy Lemieux
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

"We are thrilled to be awarded the 2018 FCRF and excited to start comparing the role of local actors in resettling refugees in both countries. We especially look forward to hosting graduate students in Vancouver and Lyon!"

Aude-Claire Fourot
Associate Professor | Department of Political Science
Associate Faculty Member | Urban Studies
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.

Find all the laureates on France Canada Culture.

Les co-présidents Mona Nemer (Canada) et Jacques Samarut (France) - JPEG

Dernière modification : 12/06/2018

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