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Blockchain@UBC Graduate Training Program

Blockchain@UBC Graduate Training Program

In January 2020, the ICICS research cluster Blockchain@UBC will launch the Graduate Specialization in Blockchain and Decentralized Trust Technologies: a two-year, non-degree training program that will offer existing master’s and doctoral students personalized learning in the blockchain field. See the UBC press release and Blockchain@UBC for more information.

Blockchain Summer Institute 2019

Blockchain Summer Institute 2019

The ICICS research cluster Blockchain@UBC held its annual Summer Institute from May 27-June 10. Two weeks of training sessions culminated in a two-day “Blockathon” on June 8-9, followed by the Blockchain@UBC Annual Conference on June 10. At the close of the conference, UBC Faculty of Applied Science Associate Dean Walter Merida announced that Canada’s first […]

“Calmer” Robot for Soothing Preterm Babies in Intensive Care Units

“Calmer” Robot for Soothing Preterm Babies in Intensive Care Units

ICICS’ Designing for People (DFP) research cluster lead Karon MacLean is a co-inventor of a therapeutic robot known as “Calmer,” which mimics a parent’s heartbeat sounds, breathing motion and the feel of human skin, to reduce pain for premature babies in neonatal intensive care units. In a recent study at BC Women’s Hospital + Health […]

Marine Systems Research Cluster Workshop

Marine Systems Research Cluster Workshop

This full-day event on March 15, 2019 organized by the ICICS Marine Systems research cluster brought together academia, government and industry to consider some of the engineering challenges facing Canada’s shipbuilding and industrial marine sector. Featured speakers included: Rear-Admiral C. P. Donovan, Royal Canadian Navy Robert Louie, Vard Electro Mark Oakes, Alion Science and Technology […]

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 […]