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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Automotive communications, software and electronics

The innovative application of information and communications technologies (ICT) to automotive systems is the focus of this research area in automotive communications, software and electronics. Specific current research includes wireless communications for vehicular applications, control systems, automotive software systems, haptics (devices that respond to touch, without requiring a driver to look away from the road), power electronics and simulation methodologies for automotive applications. Vehicle to grid research is also being conducted. This is examining how electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can better communicate with the power grid, to utilize electricity from intermittent sources like wind or solar energy, or deliver electricity into the grid.

Faculty members

Selected publications and grants

Cherkaoui, S., Liscano, R., Vehicle Communications and Applications, AUTO21 Research Grant, 2009.

Liscano, R., Traffic Analysis for the Purposes of Intrusion Detection in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Defence Research and Development Canada, 2009.

Peco, P., Eklund, M., "Control System for Automated Multi-purpose Vehicles for Manufacturing Applications", Canadian Conference for Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2008), Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 2008.

Mohandas, B. K., Liscano, R., "IP Address Configuration in VANET using Centralized DHCP", IEEE 33rd Conference on Local Computer Networks, Montreal, Quebec, October, 2008.

Sayeed, S., Liscano, R., Ahmad, A., "Performance Measurement of XML Compression Algorithms for DSRC Messages", IEEE 32nd Conference on Local Computer Networks, Dublin, Ireland, 2007.