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CFAs   |   2017

2017 FALL Call for Applications

We are pleased to invite outstanding eligible students to apply for enrolment in the PERSWADE Program. All applications have to be submitted by email directly to no later than September 7, 2017. Please refer to the Program Guide for further details on the application form and the required documents list. A Notification of Acceptance letter will be sent to the selected students following the evaluation process carried out by the PERSWADE’s Evaluation Committee based on the following assessment indicators:  Academic excellence (25%), Research experience/potential (25%), Relevance/timeliness of research topic and fit with PERSWADE’s scope (15%), Project’s level of integration within an industrial project/contract (10%), Industry-hosted internship planning and integration levels with respect to the proposed project (10%), and Student’s industrial mentorship/co-supervision (15%).


Please note that students accepted for enrolment in the PERSWADE Program may receive RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS pending funds availability.


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Events   |   2017

PERSWADE Training Day at Poly: Introduction to Machine Learning: Applications, Opportunities and Trends

This seminar introduces why, how and when to use machine learning. It explores the basics of neural networks and deep learning models. It also explains the implementation of a fully functional environment for image classification using neural networks. It is a unique opportunity for PERSWADE trainees to deal with such advanced simulation/emulation environments. At the end of the day you will know most of what is needed to run and make state-of-the-art ANNs.

Date: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, June 5, 2017
Venue: Polytechnique, room M-2002 – Pavillon Lassonde

Lunch: provided by PERSWADE at 12:30

Speaker: Dr. Michel Gemieux              Sponsor: École Polytechnique

Register Now! Only 10 spots available. “First came, First served”.


Events   |   2017

Thesis Boost: 3-day writing retreat

Thesis Boost is for graduate students who are in the middle to later stages of writing their thesis. PERSWADE is inviting all its trainees to join this 3-day writing event, hosted in a supportive and motivating setting, and take a leap towards finishing your thesis.

Date: May 16, 2017 (09:00) to May 18, 2017 (16:00)

Location: Concordia University, Student Centre, room 220, Loyola Campus Continue reading →

Events   |   2017

IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2017)

The 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2017) will be held in Montreal, Canada, from October 8th to 13th, 2017, under the theme “Engaged Citizens and their New Smart Worlds”; plurality in the theme meant to highlight pathways diversity in achieving harmonious aspirations owing to mankind unity. Continue reading →

Events   |   2017

PERSWADE Trainees Day

PERSWADE is pleased to invite you to “PERSWADE TRAINEES DAY”. Through this interactive meeting, we would like to hear from you: your PERSWADE experience, your critics and particularly your suggestions to improve our program!

  • A brief presentation of PERSWADE will be given by Program’s Director Prof. Sofiène Affes followed by Q&A session.
  • Round-table discussion on PERSWADE trainees’ concerns:
    • Internship
    • Student-Professors relationships
    • Soft skills & Semi-technical activities
    • Volunteering activities

Date: 9:30 am to 4:00pm, March 23, 2017

Venue: INRS-EMT Center, Conference room, 800 De La Gauchetière W., Suite 6900, Montréal