The Team at Biglab
This is the group of undergraduate, graduate, and professional researchers who contribute to the research community. They are all working at biglab, her sister labs, or in a professional capacity as researchers on campus at the University of Saskatchewan.
Najeeb Khan PhD Student
Najeeb is a second year PhD student at biglab, currently working on neural networks for biomechanical modeling. His research interests include machine learning, neuromechanics and speech synthesis.
Erik Widing Phd Student
Erik is a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. His research includes Model Reduction-techniques and Fluid-structure interaction.
Dylan Fafard MSc Student
Dylan Fafard is a first year master's student in the department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently working on implementations of 3D geometric perspective-corrected displays, but his research deals broadly with computer graphics, image processing, and applied mathematics.
Javier Garcia Gonzales Msc Student
Javier is a master's student in the Computer Science department at the University of Saskatchewan under Dr. Ian Stavness' supervision. His area of research ranges from image processing applied to detection of canola flowers on timelapse videos to realistic 3D modeling and rendering of plants taking advantage of their movement under external forces.
Andrew Wagemakers MSc Student
Andrew is a Graduate Student of Computer Science working under the supervision of Dr. Ian Stavness. His research involves computer graphics with a focus on 3D graphics and Volumetric Displays. Andrew has worked on the Spheree and Cubee.
Chris Chamberlain Undergraduate
Christopher Chamberlain is an undergraduate student working at biglab. His current work is prototyping web technologies as front end interfaces for other projects, including The Parametric Plant Project.
Travis Gray Undergraduate
Travis is going into his fourth year of Computer Science Honours. He has been working in the DISCUS Lab as a research assistant. Creating a composite image from separate drone images, and segmenting research plots from a composite image has been the main focus his 2016 summer research.
Keenan holds a degree in Computer Engineering and is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He has worked in the DISCUS lab under Dr. Stavness and Dr. Stanley. At DISCUS, he works primarily on image analysis of plants and registration of drone images.
Rowan MacLachlan Undergraduate
Rowan is a 3rd year Computer Science undergraduate student at the University of Saskatchewan. He has worked as a research assistant to Ian Stavness at biglab. His interests in research include biomechanics and simulations.
Francois Roewer-Despres Undergraduate
Francois is a 4th year undergraduate student in Computer Science and Economics at the University of Saskatchewan. He works extensively on the ArtiSynth platform and develops ArtiSynth's BatchSim framework. He is currently using BatchSim's probabilistic (Monte Carlo) simulation method to study tongue biomechanics in the context of articulatory speech synthesis.
Kyle Seidenthal Undergraduate
Kyle is pursuing a computer science degree at the University of Saskatchewan. He currently works in the DISCUS lab with DAPPER, where he is designing and implementing a system to remotely collect sensor data from agricultural fields.
Mohammad Shabani Research Assistant
Mohammad is a research assistant at the University of Saskatchewan. He finished his master's degree in May 2016 and has since been working as an OpenSim developer at biglab.
Dr. Clark Dickerson Collaborator
Clark Dickerson's overriding goal as a researcher is to produce new information to improve both working and general quality of life, with a particular focus on shoulder health and performance.
Dr. Sidney Fels Collaborator
University of British Columbia
Benedikt Sagl Collaborator
Benedikt Sagl is a PhD student at the Medical University of Vienna. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan and is interested in biomechanical simulation as well as visual computing.