Researchers in the Faculty of Science are involved in an impressive variety of fields – from astrophysics to zoology, nanotechnology to virtual reality, metabolomics to mathematics and much more!

In all cases, our faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students live up to the highest standards in their disciplines, seeking to expand human knowledge through curiosity, innovation, and discovery.

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  • Astral: Prototyping Mobile and IoT Interactive Behaviours via Streaming and Input Remapping 

    Ledo, David; Vermeulen, Jo; Carpendale, Sheelagh; Greenberg, Saul; Oehlberg, Lora A.; Boring, Sebastian (Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, 2018-07)
    We present Astral, a prototyping tool for mobile and Internet of Things interactive behaviours that streams selected desktop display contents onto mobile devices (smartphones and smartwatches) and remaps mobile sensor data ...
  • Quantification of peroxynitric acid and peroxyacyl nitrates using an ethane-based thermal dissociation peroxy radical chemical amplification cavity ring-down spectrometer 

    Taha, Youssef M.; Saowapon, Matthew T.; Assad, Faisal V.; Ye, Connie Z.; Chen, Xining; Garner, Natasha M.; Osthoff, Hans D. (Copernicus, Science, Chemistry, University of Calgary,, 2018-07-17)
    Peroxy and peroxyacyl nitrates (PNs and PANs) are important trace gas constituents of the troposphere which are challenging to quantify by differential thermal dissociation with NO2 detection in polluted (i.e., high-NOx) ...
  • Low levels of nitryl chloride at ground level: Nocturnal nitrogen oxides in the Lower Fraser Valley of British Columbia 

    Osthoff, Hans D.; Odame-Ankrah, Charles A.; Taha, Youssef M.; Tokarek, Travis W.; Schiller, Corinne L.; Haga, Donna; Jones, Keith H.; Vingarzan, Roxanne (Copernicus, Science, Chemistry, University of Calgary, Applied Science Division, Prediction and Services West, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S5, Canada, British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 7G5, Canada,, 2018-05-04)
    The nocturnal nitrogen oxides, which include the nitrate radical (NO3), dinitrogen pentoxide (N2O5), and its uptake product on chloride containing aerosol, nitryl chloride (ClNO2), can have profound impacts on the lifetime ...
  • Chiral Separations Using a Modified Water Stationary Phase in Supercritical fluid Chromatography 

    Frantz, Jackson J.; Thurbide, Kevin B. (Springer, Science, Chemistry, University of Calgary,, Post-print, 2018-07-03)
    A novel means of achieving chiral separations in supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) using a water stationary phase is presented. By adding various chiral selectors to the phase, different chiral analytes can be readily ...
  • Making-With-Data: Supporting DIY Data Physicalizations 

    Wun, Tiffany; Oehlberg, Lora A.; Carpendale, Sheelagh (ACM, Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, Publisher's version, 2018-04-22)
    We explore how DIY making techniques can support the democratization of data. We present two DIY data physicalizations: a CNC plotter for rapidly prototyping visualizations on paper, and a physical, dynamic bar chart of ...
  • Kalgan: Video Player for Casual Language Learning 

    Hu, Sathaporn "Hubert"; Willett, Wesley (ACM: Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2018-04-20)
    We present the initial design and evaluation of Kalgan, an interactive video player tailored to support casual language learning. Unlike traditional, more structured learning, casual language learning takes place alongside ...
  • Exploration & Anthropomorphism in Immersive Unit Visualizations 

    Ivanov, Alexander; Danyluk, Kurtis Thorvald; Willett, Wesley (ACM: Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2018-04-20)
    We report on an initial examination of the potential of immersive unit visualizations in virtual reality, showing how these visualizations can help viewers examine data at multiple scales and support affective, personal ...
  • Exploration Strategies for Discovery of Interactivity in Visualizations 

    Blascheck, Tanja; MacDonald Vermeulen, Lindsay; Vermeulen, Jo; Perin, Charles; Willett, Wesley; Ertl, Thomas; Carpendale, Sheelagh (IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Science, Computer Science, 2018-02-05)
    We investigate how people discover the functionality of an interactive visualization that was designed for the general public. While interactive visualizations are increasingly available for public use, we still know little ...
  • Black Box Linear Algebra: Extending Wiedemann’s Analysis of a Sparse Matrix Preconditioner for Computations over Small Fields 

    Eberly, Wayne (ACM Communications in Computer Algebra, Science, Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2018-05-03)
    Wiedemann’s paper, introducing his algorithm for sparse and structured matrix computations over arbitrary fields, also presented a pair of matrix preconditioners for computations over small fields. The analysis of the ...
  • Interactive example-palettes for discrete element texture synthesis 

    Davison, Timothy; Samavati, Faramarz; Jacob, Christian (Science, Computer Science, Pre-print, 2018-04-02)
    Textures composed of individual discrete elements are found in everything from human-made glass-tilings to forests and tropical coral. Previous work in discrete element texture synthesis has been limited to synthesizing ...

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