Dr. Wang and her collaborators have held the following major research grants from:
NSERC (discovery, CHRP, and strategic)
Discovery: PI, “Statistical Signal Processing for Noninvasive Neurological Data", $200,000, Apr. 2010 - Apr. 2015.
NSERC-CRD: co-PI, “People and Planet Friendly Home", Jan. 2013 - Jan. 2016.
CIHR: co-PI, “Dynamic Striatal/Cerebellar Interactions in Parkinson's Disease", Apr. 2011 - Apr. 2014.
Discovery: PI, “Multimedia Fingerprinting Against Collusion-Attack", $115,000, Apr. 2005 - Apr. 2010.
SPG (Strategic Project Grant): Co-applicant, “Enabling technologies for secure and reliable wireless body area sensor networks”, with Victor Leung (PI), David Michelson, and Richard Yu (Carleton University), Oct. 2008 – Oct. 2011.
Summary: Professors Victor Leung (PI), David Michelson, Jane Wang, and Richard Yu (Carleton University) have been awarded an NSERC Strategic Project Grant of $615,100 over three years for the project, “Enabling technologies for secure and reliable wireless body area sensor networks”. Wireless body area sensor networks (WBASNs) consist of multiple sensor nodes capable of sampling, processing, and communicating one or more vital signs (e.g., heart rate, brain activity, blood pressure, oxygen saturation) and/or environmental parameters (location, temperature, humidity, light) over extended periods. The overall goal of this project is to contribute to the development of the channel models, protocol designs, security methods, cross-layer designs and sensor data processing techniques that will make WBASNs more secure, reliable, and effective and thereby make their widespread deployment practical and commercially viable. The project team will work closely with collaborators from Neil Squire Society and Defence Research and Development Canada, and collaborate with industry partners including Nokia, Agilent Technologies, Ascalade Communications, and Western Clinical Engineering.
SPG: Co-applicant, "RFID-based sensor networks for detecting and tracking mobile targets," with Vincent Wong (PI), Ian Blake, Lutz Lampe, Victor Leung, and Shahriar Mirabbasi, Oct. 2008 – Oct. 2011.
Summary: Professors Vincent Wong (PI), Ian Blake, Lutz Lampe, Victor Leung, Shahriar Mirabbasi, and Jane Wang have been awarded $679,000 over three years for the project "RFID-based sensor networks for detecting and tracking mobile targets." The overall goal of this project is to contribute to the development of low-power integrated circuit design, data fusion and tracking algorithms, localization techniques, cooperation protocol design, as well as privacy and security mechanisms for advanced radio frequency identification (RFID) systems with sensing capabilities. The industrial partners include four Canadian companies from British Columbia: Guard RFID Solutions Inc., Kintama Research Corp., SST Wireless Inc., and Wireless 2000 Inc.
"Information management and security in media-sharing social
networks," with Rabab Ward (PI) and Vicky H. Zhao (
Summary: Professors Rabab Ward (PI), Z. Jane Wang, and H. Vicky Zhao (University of Alberta) have been awarded an NSERC Strategic Project Grant of $470,400 over three years for the project, “Information management and security in media-sharing social networks”. In the past decade, we have experienced enormous media creation, use and sharing, and digital media has profoundly changed our daily life. However, the production and use of multimedia at such an unprecedented scale also poses new challenges to the scalable and reliable sharing of multimedia over large and heterogeneous networks, and demands effective management of enormous amount of unstructured media, and it also raises critical issues of protecting intellectual property of multimedia. The overall goal of this project is to establish a multimedia management and security framework to provide effective management, secure and reliable sharing of digital media in large-scale social networks by investigating both fundamental technologies and system design methodologies. The project team will closely collaborate with industry partners including BroadbandTV, TELUS, Microsoft Research and Thomason Research.
CHRP: Co-applicant, "Making the connection: Methods to infer functional connectivity in brain studies", CHRP program of NSERC/CIHR (with M. McKeown, R. Abugharbieh, and F. Beg), $344,000, Apr. 2006 to Apr. 2009.
Summary: Our specific aims are to determine the effects of medication (L-Dopa) and to isolate disease effects from compensatory mechanisms in PD across 3 main domains: Connectivity, Spatial Extent of activity, and Temporal Dynamics. This joint initiative between UBC, SFU and UNC represents a new collaboration between clinician-scientists in research and treatment of PD; scientists with expertise in brain segmentation and shape analysis, as well as network modeling & statistical inference. The proposed research consists of the following technical components: 1.) Extend the newly developed dynamic causal models (DCM) for brain effective connectivity; 2.) Provide quantitative analysis of the spatial characteristics of fMRI activation; 3.) Determine the sensitivity of network models are misspecification of manually-drawn ROIs; and 4.) Expand Blind Source Separation (BSS) methods to the EEG data to infer transient synchronization between brain areas.
National Parkinson's Foundation (NPF)
Co-applicant, “A Failure of multi-tasking: the combination of postural perturbations and reaching puts PD subjects at risk for falling", National Parkinsons Foundation (NPF) (with Mark Carpenter (PI), Martin McKeown, Meeko Oishi), $90,000, Aug. 2007 to Aug. 2010.
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
Co-applicant, Co-applicant, "Monitoring and Control of Abnormal Brain Dynamics", MSFHR Team Start-up Grant (with M. McKeown (PI), M. Oishi, K. Murphy, E. Cretu, S. Fels), $225,000, 2007 to 2010.
Singaporean Government Special Grant
Co-applicant, (PIs: Chunyan Miao (Singapore), Cyril Leung (UBC), 2012-2017), “UBC / Nanyang Research Centre of Excellence in Active LIving for the ElderLY (LILY)”, at the size of 20 Million Singapore dollars for 5 years.