Research project

Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence

Research Field

- Geomatics
- Computer science
- Artificial intelligence
- Programming

Research Supervisor

Thierry Badard

Research Environment

Center for Research in Geomatics (CRG)

CRG is one of the largest geomatics research centres in the world and is recognized for its innovation and leadership in R&D in geospatial sciences and technologies. Based at Université Laval's Department of Geomatics Sciences, CRG brings together world-class researchers in geomatics with researchers in the departments of Computer Sciences, Urban Planning, Geography and Organizational Information Systems. CRG activities are mainly focused on original and innovative fundamental research as well as applied aspects of geomatics sciences (legal surveying, geodesy, geographic information systems, GPS positioning, photogrammetry, etc.), and also in information technologies (big data, artificial intelligence, image processing, computer vision, virtual and augmented reality, etc.) and sciences and engineering (robotics, etc.). CRG's position at the intersection of science and engineering, IT and the human and social sciences fosters innovation and helps make geomatics an especially vital field in the 21st century's knowledge society.

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Related Programs

Doctorate in Geomatic Sciences

Program description

Financial aid available*

Financial aid related to research project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Plan Steps Incentive
Doctoral exam and submission of research proposal before the end of the 5th semester's course selection modification period
$3,300
Favorable report from the supervising committee before the end of the 8th semester's course selection modification period
$2,200
Initial thesis submission before the end of the 10th semester's course selection modification period
$4,400
Publication of an article in a scientific journal  before the end of the 13th semester's course selection modification period
$600
Total $10,500

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Funding source Amount
Université Laval Doctoral Admission Scholarship  $2,000
Leadership and Sustainable Development Scholarships 
3 x $10,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships (in French)
$1,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies   
$21,000 to $50,000$
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

Supplemental Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship Program: Entitles international students to pay Canadian student tuition fees, for overall savings of around $30,000.

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Desired Profile

- Computer Software
- Geomatics Engineering

Required Documentation

- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitæ
- Student transcript
Please, submit your application at: http://www.crg.ulaval.ca/?page_id=8929&lang=en and mention the project of interest.

Find Out More

Thierry Badard
Professeur adjoint
Département des sciences géomatiques
thierry.badard@scg.ulaval.ca