Youry Khmelevsky, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Science

Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8, Canada


Projects & Grants



  1. 1/13/2017-6/30/2017. Microsoft Azure Sponsorship Grant: $20,000.00

  2. 2017 (March-August). NSERC Engage College grant (501194-2016): “3D-Models: Roof Damage Assessment for Automated 3D Building Models” with Esri Canada and Gifu-Keizai University, Japan - $25,000 


  1. June 15th, 2016. Mitacs Grant: Game private networks and game server performance emulation and evaluation. School of Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus and WTFast (Internship Supervisor: Prof. Julian Cheng) - $30,000.00

  2. February, 2016. GIA: $4000 (conference participation)

  3. 2016 - 2019. NSERC CCI ARD2 (477506-14): GPN-Perf2: Game private networks and game servers performance optimization $750,000.00


  1. -8 March 2016: In a world where milliseconds matter, research is king. Posted by: Public Affairs

  2. -1 March 2016: In a world where milliseconds matter, research is king - Okanagan College Media Release.


  1. September, 2015 - March, 2016. NSERC CCI Engage (48544-15): “GAUGE: Exact
    Positioning Systems For Sport and Healthcare Industries". - $25,000.00

  2. June, 2015 - June, 2016. AWS in Education Research grant in AWS credits, Amazon - $3,000.00 USD

  3. 2015. AWS Grant for Software Engineering Student Research and Capstone Projects  - $3,000 USD (total of 12,600 USD)

  4. 2015. NSERC College and Community Innovation Program (CCI) Applied Research and Development Grant (ARD1 - #472109-2014): UnityJDBC: Improving Application Performance with Intelligent Database Drivers. - $25,000 CAD

  5. 07/2014 - 12/2014. NSERC CCI ARD1 Grant (ARD1 465659 - 14 ): GPN-Perf: Investigating performance of game private networks. - $24,990 CAD

  6. -28 Jan 2915: Minecraft College Research Could Improve Gaming
    (The 6th Minecraft News Network)

  7. -January 24, 2015: Big Award for Okanagan College Online Gaming Research (

  8. -Jan 21, 2015: Online gaming research leads Okanagan College team to Best Paper Award at international conference by Okanagan College (

  9. - July 24, 2014: Two Okanagan College students help local tech company gain a competitive edge (Posted by: OC Public Affairs)

  10. -Friday, December 5th, 2014: GPN-Perf: Investigating Performance of Game Private Networks (NSERC CCI ARD Level 1 Project Results), IEEE Okanagan Subsection

  11. -July 24, 2014: Students help local gaming companies get faster (Daily Courier, Kelowna)


  1. 2014. Grants-In-Aid Committee (GIA):  “Research projects support: NSERC CCI ARD Level 1 ongoing project and Level 2 project application development”, October 3rd, 2014  - $3075.54

  2. 2013 - 2014. ($65,057 totally), supported by Discovery Parks foundation and Okanagan College

  3. 2013-2014. A coursework grant for $5,600.00 USD in AWS credit, Amazon

  4. 2013-2014: Grants-In-Aid Committee (GIA):  “Research projects support with the University of the Paris East Creteil (UPEC), Vancouver Island University and IEEE Okanagan Subsection seminars at OC and UBCO”, December 13th, 2013  - $1,767.99.


  1. 2013. HPC research project: “Optimization of  Real-Time Algorithmic Trading System Prototype, generated Customized UML Models” (Java, LLVM, UML, EFM, Eclipse). Funded by the Research Office of the Okanagan College

  2. 2013. NDAS: New Data Analytical Tool (iPhone, Android and Amazon Com). Sponsored by a large multi billion corporation in Europe and within CoSc 470/471 SW Engineering Capstone Project

  3. 2012-2013: Grants-In-Aid Committee (GIA):  “Research Projects with the University of the Paris East Creteil (UPEC), MIT and UBC O”, November 7th, 2012  - $2,752.68


  1. 2012 Innovation Fund Award. iRAPP Terminal Server for the Apple’s iOS Developer University Program Support. $4,117.00 CAD

  2. 2012 AWS in Education research grant (from for SW Engineering projects at Computer Science Department. $2,600.00 USD

  3. 2012 - 2017 CIDA grant for "Supporting Ukrainian Growth Management" project with Vancouver Island University (lead), Okanagan College, Institute of Geography, and National University of Kyiv. Combined with VIU’s investment of $352,831, the total project value is $1,055,744 CAD (

2011 and older

  1. 2011: Grants-In-Aid Committee (GIA):  “Support for Oral Presentations at Conferences and ESL Study at CSAIL, MIT, USA”, April 12th, 2011  - $2,500

  2. 2010: Grants-In-Aid Committee (GIA):  “Research and Study support during ESL at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2010/2011”, November 19th, 2010  - $2,600

  3. 2006 - 2008 BC Campus Grant: Post Graduate Technical Diploma In GIS. Malaspina University-College (Lead), University of British Columbia, Okanagan College, $200,000.00

  4. 2009-2010 Apple iPhone Developer University Program support for student research and engineering projects at Computer Science Department, Okanagan College. CAD $ 2,500.00

  5. 2006 - 2007 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) New Course Development joint project between Okanagan College and Malaspina University-College with Rick Gee, Leif Burge, Michael Govorov and Dave Cake. CAD $ 5,288.00

  6. 2005 - 2006 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (joint project between Malaspina University-College and Okanagan College with Rick Gee, and Michael Govorov and Dave Cake. CAD $ 1,500.00

  7. 2003 - 2004 University Research Grant and New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA): "GIS as a Decision Support Tool for Community Based Tourism Development Projects: A Pilot Study for the South Pacific", participated with 4 others. F$ 33,670.00

  8. 2002 - 2003 The University Grant for the first USP Conference: Applied Algebra, Cryptography and Information Technology (31 May - 8 June), 2003. The project was initiated by Professor V. Ustimenko. F$ 30,000.00

  9. 2002 - 2003 University Research Grant: "Integration GIS and Oracle Internet Portal: case study for Distance Education" with Dr. Michael Govorov from GIS Unit of USP. F$ 14,749.80

  10. 2003 - 2004 School Research Grant for a Master of Science Degree Research Project "Security Control for Spatial Warehouses: Integration case study of Oracle 9i Application Server and GIS" (Initiated and supervised by me). F$ 4,900.00

  11. 2002 Mathematics and Computing Science Department of the University of South Pacific's grant "Object Oriented Analysis and Design with UML and Fundamentals of Rational Rose" training at Rational Rose Inc. of Australia, shared with another lecturer of MACS Department. F$ 13,000.00

  12. 2002. Research Grant: Collaboration research project between the University of the South Pacific, Fiji and University Paris XII, France (supported by French Embassy in Fiji). F$ 4,500.00

  13. 2001 - 2002 Grant from Rational Rose Inc., the software development company, Kuala Lumpur, 50088 Malaysia. It was 100 licenses of Rose Enterprise Software donated for Mathematics and Computing Science Department of the University of South Pacific. US $850,000.00 (in SW licenses)

  14. 1998 - 1999 International Renaissance Foundation's Internet Program Management (49 Internet Development projects administration and management). US $517,722.00

  15. 1998 - 1999 International Renaissance Foundation's grant "Legalization of the Software Utilization in Ukraine" management. US $20,498.00

  16. 1997 - 1998 The University of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Research grant "Campus fibre-optic networking of the University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" and connection to the City's Fibre-Optic Backbone". US $ 60,000.00

  17. 1997 Information Agency Regional Scholar Exchange Program with the New Independent States research grant "Information Revolution and Management of Universities", hosted at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. US $ 28,000.00

  18. 1997. Sabre and IREX Foundations (USIS) grant "2000 CS Books for the "Internet Training Centre for Trainers" at the University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". US $24,380.00

  19. 1996. Sabre Foundation Grant: "CS Books Donation for the "Internet Training Centre for Trainers" at the University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". US $ 24,000.00

  20. 1996 America House of Ukraine and USIS grant's "Computer Science Training at Boston University for the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Computer Science Professors" shared with another associate professor of UKMA. US $ 11,000.00

  21. 1993 -1996 IBM of Ukraine Representative Office grant (SW licenses and HW special discounts for the educational purposes). US $ 200,000.00


  1. 2012 Generating a Real-Time Algorithmic Trading System Prototype from Customized UML Models (a case study). With UBC O and University of Paris East Cretiel, France

  2. 2010 A web-based on-line system for demand planning and sales forecasting optimization. Introduction of web-based database system will enable company to improve the accuracy of demand planning, enable multiple users to provide their input and improve business performance

  3. 2010 A mobile telephone as an operational device to collect and transfer business information.

  4. 2010 Cloud Computing Infrastructure Prototype for University Education and Research


  1. 2001 - 2002 International Renaissance Foundation's Information System development grant with Dr. Olena Bekh: "Civic Internet Portal". I was in the working group of this project, but this project was the next step for all our previous IT projects at IRF. US $ 50,000.00

  2. 2000 - 2001 Delegation of the European Commission in Ukraine, European Centre of Co-operation in Education, British Council, Embassy of Austria in Ukraine, UNDP and International Renaissance Foundation's Information System development grant "Web-based database system of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine" ( Oracle 8i, Oracle Designer 2000, Oracle WebDB, and Sun Solaris UNIX). US $ 60,000

  3. 2000 - 2001 International Renaissance Foundation's Information System development grant "Grant Management and Document Flow Systems of Public Foundations" and integrating with "Public Evaluation of IRF Projects through Internet" and a financial system SunSystems (ORACLE 8.0.5, Oracle Designer, Application Server 4.x / WebDB, MS SQL 7.0). US $ 22,365.00

  4. 1999 - 2000 International Renaissance Foundation's Information System development grant "Public Evaluation of IRF Projects Through Internet" (Oracle 8i, Oracle Designer, Oracle Application Server 4.x, SUN Solaris UNIX, PL/SQL, and HTML). US $ 49,545.00

  5. 1998 - 1999 International Renaissance Foundation's Grant "Transparency of legislative power via Internet" for the "Institute of Legislative Issues" (Oracle 8i, WebDB, Sun Solaris, Oracle Designer, and PL/SQL). The Web-based IS temporarily is not available. US $ 33,827.00

  6. 1998 - 1999 International Renaissance Foundation's Information System development grant "Financial System Requirements Analysis, Selection and Deployment" (MS SQL 7.0, SunSystems). US $ 45,000.00

  7. 1998 International Renaissance Foundation's information technology grant "Internet Network System of the International Renaissance Foundation reengineering". US $ 149,945.00

  8. 1997 International Renaissance Foundation's grant to the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy "Informational content development of the University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy's Web-server" (Free BSD, HTML, CGI, Java Scripts, IBM RISC/6000). US $ 5,460.00

  9. 1995 - 1996 Internet Access for Kiev Mohyla Academy, project (W940700), which included the "Internet Training Centre for Trainers" and was funded by Eurasia Foundation and USIS. The project was recognized as one of the best in Eastern Europe by USIS and was funded by Eurasia Foundation and USIS in Ukraine in 1996 (see with the following search parameters: Keyword: Internet; Country Ukraine, then search for project W940700). US $40,750.00

  10. 1995 - 1996 The University Networking project: "UKMA Campus Networking project". US $ 50,000.00

  11. 1993 - 1995 George Soros' grant "The University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" Modern Library Automation Project". (Exlibris, Aleph Ltd., Oracle, IBM Risc/6000) US $ 300,000.00

  12. 1993 - 1995 The University information system grant "University Internet node and the first UKMA University's WEB site design and development. US $ 45,000.00

  13. 1996 Contemporary Art Centre of George Soros Foundation grant "Internet system of the Contemporary Art Centre of George Soros Foundation of Ukraine" US $ 10,000.00

  14. 1987 - 1989 "Automated system of electrical and mechanical characteristic study of muscle contractive ability during an experiment" project, developed at the Biophysics Laboratory, Institute of Experimental Radiology, All-Union Research Centre for Radiological Medicine, Kyiv, Ukraine (QBasic, QC, Macro Assembler, IBM PC)