1. What is the Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCRLab)?
    The MCRLab strives for excellence in research and development. It was founded in 1987 by the late Distinguished University Professor (“1943-2010”) Dr. Nicolas D. Georganas, OC, OOnt, FIEEE, FEIC, FCAE, FRSC,  who foresaw the coming convergence of computing, and digital media with the communications industry.

    Since 2002 the MCRlab is directed by Distinguished University Professor Dr. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, FIEEE, FEIC, FCAE, who is leading the research in MCRLab to focus on the study, invention, and creative use of digital technologies to enable city personnel, citizens, and policy makers to interact with the ubiquitous computing infrastructure of future smart cities through Digital Twins. For information on current research activities at the Lab, please see our Research section.

  2. How is the MCRLab funded?
    MCRLab researchers participate in many competitions (nationally and internationally) to receive funds. Among the funding agencies are: NSERC, OCE,  and CFI. Industry has also provided seed funding for some activities.
  3. Can we visit the MCRLab?
    The MCRLab is an academic, research laboratory, and tours to the general public has to be arranged through the Faculty facilitators. Sponsors who wish to arrange a visit and collaborate should contact the MCRLab director for a visit.
  4. I am an industry and would like to collaborate with the MCRLab, what should I do?
    The MCRLab encourage industry-academia collaboration and will be happy to meet existing and new possible industrial partners to discuss possible research projects and collaboration. Please contact the MCRLab director for a brain-storming meeting.
  5. I am a student and would like to perform research at the MCRLab. What should I do?
    check the following info written for students