In September 2008, I began a Master's Degree in Computer Science at Ryerson University. You can view my Ryerson page here. As a result, this blog has become a bit outdated. But I've been busy, and updates are there, specifically my links page.
My primary area of research is ontologies. Specifically, I'm researching automated ontology mapping through machine learning (video from Standford). The domain I'm currently concentrating on is logical representation of ontologies in first order logic languages. This field is dominated by deductive theorem provers, and inductive logic programming. See Alan Bundy's paper Survey of Automated Deduction
We're pretty excited about this one!
Hossein will be featured on the CBC's The Hour, and it's segment, Is this A Good Idea?. The idea is that The Hour will give some TV face time to projects which sound interesting and innovative. Then lets its viewers decide whether it is in fact, a good idea.
Is this a good idea?
That's what we'd like to know. Good idea -- sliced bread. Bad idea -- Gary, Indiana.
We're building a tally of the best and worst ideas around, and the power, my friends, is in your hands.
An idea a week for your viewing pleasure, and all we ask is that you weigh in with your thoughts, your thumbs, and with what I should eat for lunch, because the food in this place is killing me. killing. me.
Well now it's our turn. I'm involved in a Mobile lab at Ryerson University in Toronto, which produces, well, mobile technology. One of the research projects we are working is a matching engine for ad-hoc networks and social interactions in such environments. One of the applications is the dating scenario which will be featured on the show, this Thursday, December 13, at 11:00 pm, on CBC. Make sure you check it out, then go online and give us the old yay or ney.
So would you consider dating using mobile devices, in a club scenario. would you like to find people with particular resources quickly at a conference, exchange information with people in a meeting, and automatically know who's the best match for your new start up, who's got the technical skills to make your project the next Google?
It's been a busy news day, first BlackBerries go down, then slowly go back up.. and now this!
For the past couple of months I've been working on podcasting lectures, and making it dead simple. One click to start, one click to end... Done! (ok I lied.. you need a 2nd click to end the presentation) We're merging a video of the presenter as well, so it's not just a simple slide show with voice over. Craig Codeiro is now a QuickTime API expert I believe.
"Instructors without a technology background will be able to use the service because it performs all the post-production work automatically"
The Computer Science course focuses on the Web 2.0 Buzzword, and its participatory architecture and protocols. The main topics of discussion the students engage in were AJAX, Information Syndication, Pervasive Web, Rich Internet Applications and Service Oriented Architectures. Using these concepts, students had the task of conceiving and building a tool or service, which would be offered via the internet. The students had the opportunity of presenting their projects in front of academic and industry judges, and gaining an insight into creating and developing the ideas, applications and services which are actively and collaboratively defining the term Web 2.0.
The comments and criticisms brought up by Many Ayromlou and Hampton Catlin were very constructive and effective in terms of developing their projects further. Michael Glenn’s questions and suggestions on marketability gave each group a clearer and focused understanding of how to take their projects from the classrooms and make it a reality. Leila Boujnane’s presentation on the important and sometimes forgotten aspects of a startup put the realities of working in a successful group into focus. Bradley Fortner’s and Karl Moskowski’s helpful comments and suggestions were to the point, and allowed the students to see the potential of their ideas.
Congratulations to the 3 winners, and to all the groups: