Student Organizing Committee

Aaron Babier

Aaron is an M.A.Sc. student supervised by Prof. Timothy C. Y. Chan in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. His research focuses on optimization methods and applications of machine learning as they relate to cancer treatment planning. He received his B.Sc. in Physics from Queen’s University.

Gurjot Dhaliwal

Gurjot is a Ph.D. candidate supervised by Prof. Chandra V. Singh in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. His research interests include uncertainty quantification methods as applied to molecular dynamics simulations. He received his B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering from IIT Delhi and M.A.Sc. in Management Sciences from University of Waterloo.

Trefor Evans

Trefor is a Ph.D. student researching scalable kernel methods for machine learning in big data applications. Trefor is supervised by Prof. Prasanth B. Nair from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies and received his B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.

Nan Ge

Nan is a Ph.D. student supervised by Prof. Aimy Bazylak in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He is currently working in the area of x-ray based imaging for studying multiphase flows and material characterization for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell. Nan received his M.A.Sc. (2016) and B.A.Sc. (2013) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Dan MacDonald

Dan is a M.A.Sc. candidate in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department. Working in the Biomedical Simulation Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. David Steinman, he is researching novel methods of communicating hemodynamic characteristics that contribute to the growth of intracranial aneurisms.

Keyi Ni

Keyi is an M.A.Sc. student in University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, supervised by Prof. Masayuki Yano. He received his B.Eng. in Aeronautics from Northwestern Polytechnical University. His research interests lie in the field of adaptive finite element algorithms, with an emphasis on computation fluid dynamics (CFD) applications.

Gregg Streuber

A Ph.D. candidate supervised by Prof. David Zingg of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace studies, Gregg's research focuses on adaptive parameterization methods and gradient-based optimization in multimodal design spaces for aerodynamic shape optimization.  He received his B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba and his M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Jacques Y. Xing

Jacques is a Ph.D. student supervised by Prof. Clinton P. T. Groth in the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. His current research project is on the numerical modelling of soot formation in turbulent non-premixed flames. He received his B.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal.

Xingqi Zhang

Xingqi is a Ph.D. candidate supervised by Prof. Costas D. Sarris in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the B.Sc. degree from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2012, and the M.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2014. His current research interests include numerical modeling and optimization techniques in electromagnetics, wireless channel modeling, uncertainty quantification, as well as electromagnetic compatibility/interference.

Xinyue Zhang

Xinyue is working towards a Ph.D. degree supervised by Prof. Piero Triverio in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Xinyue Zhang received her B.Sc. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Her research interests include computational electromagnetics, model order reduction, and wireless communication.

Adam O'Brien

Adam O'Brien is a Ph.D. student supervised by Prof. Markus Bussmann in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. His work focuses on the development of multiphase flow algorithms for flows around complex moving geometries using the immersed boundary method. He currently holds a B.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University as well as an M.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.