The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering maintains close collaboration with major industrial partners. Our research is supported by a wide array of industrial leaders including Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, IBM, Nokia, and Telus, among others.

  • Ericsson and Carleton University announced a partnership to expand experiential learning, work and research opportunities in 5G wireless communications, an area of critical importance for people, businesses and society at large. Prof. Ioannis Lambadaris is the leading collaborator. More details are available here, here and here. You can apply for an Ericsson-Carleton 5G Fellowship from here.
  • Government of Canada and Blackberry QNX investment of $40M on autonomous vehicles to support Carleton University’s research leadership in autonomous systems and provide great opportunities for Carleton students. The announcement was made on Friday, February 15, 2019 in Kanata by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and focused on the next generation of connected and autonomous vehicles. Several members from the SCE department will be providing expertise to this project. More details are available here and here.
  • TELUS and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) as part of the Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) grants program provided funding for the the Next Generation Networks group of Dr. Ashraf Matrawy to start a new project on secure 5G slicing.
  • Carleton’s collaboration with Cisco builds on a solid history and productive strategic partnership. In 2010, Carleton was the first institution in the world to use Cisco’s smart converged building model for its Canal Building. Cisco and Carleton share a vision of enhancing collaboration and providing the most robust environment for research, teaching, and learning. Carleton and Cisco have co-established innovative spaces to foster entrepreneurial and inventive solutions that are directed at making a difference at the local, provincial, national and international levels (1125@carleton, a living laboratory; Carleton’s Discovery Center; Cisco Networking Academy). In 2015 Dr. Mohamed Ibnkahla was appointed as the Cisco Chair in Sensor Technology for the Internet of Things. This Chair builds on Carleton’s expertise in sensor and wireless systems, providing global leadership in connected sensors and environments.
  • In addition, students have access to a number of industry-partnered labs, including: Texas Instruments, Nokia (Alcatel), and Mitel Networks.

These international companies recognize the world leading research and teaching being carried out in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering. Numerous others are involved in collaborative research with our distinguished faculty members. Please contact our faculty members to learn about their exciting research projects.