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Past Winner
2015 NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation

Synergy Award for Innovation

Synergy Award for Innovation

Category 1: Small and Medium-Sized Companies

University of Ottawa
Larus Technologies Corp.

In today’s networked society, we rely more and more on sensor technology to monitor and detect physical or environmental conditions. Managing an ever-growing amount of sensor data is a difficult task faced by many industries that rely on accurate information to make decisions essential to operations. Dr. Emil M. Petriu at the University of Ottawa has teamed up with Larus Technologies Corp. to develop innovative solutions to this problem.

The long-standing partnership has produced countless multi-sensor monitoring technologies that have led to increased risk assessment and improved decision support systems. Among their many accomplishments, the team has developed the Larus Technologies predictive risk-aware decision support system, Total::Insight™. The system uses computational intelligence and advanced learning techniques to analyze large volumes of data and consistently produce accurate predictions and information to enhance the situational awareness of decision-makers. The technology has been applied to defence, security, health care and infrastructure protection, with local and international recognition and application.

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