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ICICS/ECE/Industry Dependable Computing Day

ICICS/ECE/Industry Dependable Computing Day

On February 27,  industry, academic and government researchers converged at UBC to address the challenges and opportunities in dependable computing. Presenters were from industry and government labs such as AMD, AT&T, IBM, Los Alamos, Microsoft, Nvidia and SAP. The event was organized by Professor Karthik Pattabiraman (ECE), and co-sponsored by ICICS and the department of Electrical […]

ICICS and the Next Generation of Bionics Devices

ICICS and the Next Generation of Bionics Devices

The ICICS Bionics Network  is focusing on the future of bionics and the next generation of bio-integrated devices. Led by ICICS member and electrical and computer engineering professor John Madden, the Bionics Network connects over two dozen principal investigators at UBC, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, working in areas such as advanced […]

New Ventures Join HATCH

New Ventures Join HATCH

In January, a new cohort of ventures joined the  HATCH accelerator program. HATCH was established in 2016 as a joint effort between ICICS and entrepreneurship@UBC and to date has served over 30 ventures. In addition to office, lab, and a maker space, HATCH provides promising ventures with guidance, a community, and mentorship to develop and optimize […]

HATCH Company Set to Bring Clean Drinking Water to Millions

HATCH Company Set to Bring Clean Drinking Water to Millions

Circumstances sometimes bring the right people together to produce something very special. When Manoj Singh, president and CEO of Acuva Technologies, left the UBC-founded company Westport Innovations in 2014, he set off a chain of events that led to a water purification solution that is poised to have a major impact on the world. Looking […]

ICICS Cluster Lead Wins Literary Award for Blockchain Article

ICICS Cluster Lead Wins Literary Award for Blockchain Article

Professor Victoria Lemieux (iSchool), who leads the Blockchain@UBC ICICS research cluster, has won a  prestigious Britt Literary Award  literary award for her article, “Blockchain Recordkeeping: A SWOT Analysis,” which appeared in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Information Management magazine. ARMA International, an international association for the information management profession, adjudicates the award annually. This award, which was instituted in 1967 […]

Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Hackathon

Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Hackathon

The Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence (BMIAI) ICICS research cluster held a two-day Hackathon on 3-4 November to connect with the student population and catalyze interest in the rapidly growing field of data-driven biomedical imaging. Attendance at the event surpassed expectations with over 60 students participating to win $1,000 in prizes. Students of all abilities […]

Dr. Behrang Homayoon uses TIPSOTM Beam during an interventional radiology procedure at Surrey Memorial Hospital. The projected controls are within arm’s length of the doctor and can be used intuitively at the bed-side.

Tomorrow’s Technology Available Today: UBC Start-up Brings Touchless Image Navigation to the Surgical Theatre

The future of healthcare is changing for the better with novel medical technologies emerging at a record pace. One such technology developed by a UBC startup in recent years has made remarkable strides in bridging the gap between research and commercialization. UBC’s Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) and entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) helped make […]

ICICS Research Cluster Exchange Day

ICICS Research Cluster Exchange Day

On 1 October, the ICICS Bionics Network research cluster hosted a Cluster Exchange Day to further integrate Research Excellence Clusters at UBC. This event included talks by cluster leads, a poster session and technology demonstrations showcasing  advances in a variety of related fields. Attending the event were representatives from  Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence, Dynamic Brain Circuits, […]

ICICS Hosts Talk on Knowledge Translation

ICICS Hosts Talk on Knowledge Translation

On October 11, ICICS hosted a talk on translating technology from the lab into practice. Dr. David Zar presented “From the Lab to the Market: Bringing Solutions to People Who Need Them” to an audience of ICICS members and graduate students interested in commercializing novel medical and other devices. Abstract: Many great ideas are developed in […]

ICICS Hosts “The Future of Digital Innovation”

ICICS Hosts “The Future of Digital Innovation”

On September 17 and 18, ICICS hosted a networking event (see video) for research alumni from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg who now work in the USA or Canada. Under the theme of “The Future of Digital Innovation,” the event allowed these FAU Research Alumni members to meet each other, exchange ideas, and strengthen their affiliation with FAU, […]