Research

Research

Faculty in the School of Information Technology (SIT) are involved in numerous research projects dealing with the application of information technologies in various types of organizations such as business, health, the environment and education.

Their research is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. Faculty are part of various graduate programs across York, including Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and the newly launched Master of Arts in Information Systems and Technologies (MAIST), which is housed in the School.

Research News:

Research Grants from 2010 to

  • Professor Stephen Chen (MITACS Accelerate 2011-2014) & (NSERC Engage Grant, 2011)
  • Professor Luiz Cysneiros (Minor Research Grant, York University, 2014-2015)
  • Professor Luiz Cysneiros (International Seed Grant, York University, 2012-2013)
  • Professor Marina Erechtchoukova, “Application of Machine Learning Algorithms for Hydrological Forecasting” (MITACS Globalink, 2016)
  • Professor Marina Erechtchoukova, “Hybrid Modelling Framework for Flood Prediction” (MITACS Accelerate Grant, 2013-2015)
  • Professor Marina Erechtchoukova, “Application of Machine Learning Algorithms for Water Resources Assessment and Management” (MITACS Globalink, 2014)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Searching and Analyzing Big Data: Context-sensitive andTask-aware Approaches” (NSERC Individual Discovery, 2015 - 2020)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Computational Approaches for Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation” (NSERC Collaborative Research & Training Experience Program (CREATE), 2015-2021)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Big Data Research, Analytics and Information Network (BRAIN) Alliance” (Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation Research Fund Research Excellence Program 2015-2020)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Building Bridges across Social and Computational Sciences: Using Big Data to Inform Humanitarian Policy and Interventions9” (SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, 2015-2017)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Advanced Disaster Emergency, Rapid Response Simulation Program” (Ontario Research Fund, 2015-2019)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Development of Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence Tools for Improved Patient Management Using Intelligent Decision Support System” (NSERC Collaborative R&D, 2013-2016)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “An Online Integrated Health Risk Assessment Tool (with Manifold Data Mining Inc)” (NSERC Collaborative R&D, 2014-2019)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Enterprise Software for Data Analytics (with Infersystems)” (NSERC Collaborative R&D, 2014-2019)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Context-Sensitive and Task-Oriented Adaptive Information Retrieval” (NSERC Individual Discovery Grant, 2010-2015)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Semantic EMR Information Extraction fro Disease Prediction and Medical Records Search” (MITACS Accelerate Research Grant 2013-2014)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Adaptive Information Extraction from Clinical Patient Records” (MITACS Accelerate Research Grant, 2012-2014)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Advanced Text Clustering Algorithm for Aircraft Applications (with Case-Bank Technologies Inc)” (MITACS Accelerate Research Grant, 2012-2013)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Information Retrieval with User’s Contextual Information” (ELAP Grant/Scholarship, 2012-2013)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Computational Support for Data Mining and Adaptive Information Extraction for Applications in Health” (NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grant, 2010-2011)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Centre of Innovation in Information Visualization and Data Driven Design (CIV-DDD): Using New Visualization Techniques to Analyze Data Sets” (Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation Research Fund Research Excellence Program, 2010-2015)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Context-Sensitive and Semantic Information Retrieval in Health Care: Search beyond Traditional Engines” (Ministry of Research & Innovation Post Doctoral Fellowship Program, 2010-2012)
  • Professor Jimmy Huang, “Analyzing and Searching Medical Data for Cost Effective Health Care” (Ontario Ministry of Research Innovation Early Research Award, 2007-2012)
  • Professor Peter Khaiter (LA&PS Seed Grant for International collaboration, 2013-2014)
  • Professor Peter Khaiter (Minor Research Grant, York University, 2013-2014)
  • Professor Peter Khaiter (Minor Research Grant, York University, 2010-2011)
  • Professor Sotirios Liaskos, “Eliciting and Using Goal Variability” (NSERC Discovery Grant, 2014-2019)
  • Professor Marin Litoiu, “Adaptive Mechanisms for Large Scale Systems” (NSERC Discovery Grant, 2013-2017)
  • Professor Marin Litoiu, “cloudInsight Framework” (OCE Market Readiness, 2013)
  • Professor Marin Litoiu, “Software Defined Networks” (MITACS and Juniper Accelerate Internship, 2013)
  • Professor Marin Litoiu, “AnIT Supply Chain Management Framework” (NSERC Engage Grant, 2011-2012)
  • Professor Marin Litoiu, “Cloud Enabled Web Services” (IBM CAS Fellowship Grant, 2012-2014)
  • Professor Marin Litoiu, “Cloud Optimization” (Amazon AWS Grant, 2011)
  • Professor Marin Litoiu, “Model Predictive Provisioning for Cloud Computing” (NSERC CRD, 2010-2013)
  • Professor Zijiang Yang, “Mining and Parsing Information from eCommence Websites” (NSERC Engage Grant, 2013-2014)
  • Professor Zijiang Yang, “Content Recommendations in a Live Customer Environment” (NSERC Engage Grant, 2013-2014)
  • Professor Zijiang Yang, “Integrating Data Envelopment Analysis, Partial Least Squares and Artificial Intelligence Approaches fro Risk Managemetn in Financial Decision Domains” (NSERC Discovery Grant, 2012-2017)
  • Professor Xiaohui Yu, “Supporting Keyword Search over Structured Date” (NSERC Discovery Grant, 2012-2017)
  • Professor Xiaohui Yu, “Multi-Objective Query Optimization” (IBM CAS Fellowship, 2010)