The MADMUC lab opened in May 2000, funded by $895,687 "new opportunities" grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the provincial government of Saskatchewan and by the University of Saskatchewan. The research in the lab currently focuses on:
1) middleware infrastructures for decentralized software systems: mobile, ubiquitous, cloud-based or fog-based, that have better performance, consistency and security;
2) social software infrastructures that enable and encourage sustainable participation and collaboration between users;
3) decentralized trust-based approaches for storing and accessing user data, preserving privacy and user ownership of data;
4) personalized persuasive technologies for user behaviour change to improve: healthy living, physical activity, productive work, social support and more engaging learning experiences.
Since its inception, 97 graduate students from 25 different countries have completed or are completing their MSc (80) and PhD (17) degrees in the lab. The lab is vibrant place with students who actively publish, win awards and prestigious scholarships.
The purpose of the University of Saskatchewan MADMUC Lab is to explore and develop: