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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 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, while learning […]

New HATCH Cohort Receives Sales Mentoring

New HATCH Cohort Receives Sales Mentoring

Entrepreneurship@UBC Managing Director Barry Yates took time out of his packed schedule in September to deliver a sales workshop to the latest cohort of HATCH ventures.  Additional workshops in team building, establishing company values, and messaging help prepare the new ventures for the very tough road to launching a successful company.  

UBC Breakthrough Opens Door to $100 Ultrasound Machine

UBC Breakthrough Opens Door to $100 Ultrasound Machine

Carlos Gerardo, a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), along with supervising professors Robert Rohling (ICICS Director/ECE/Mechanical Engineering) and Edmond Cretu (ECE/ICICS), have developed a new ultrasound  probe that could reduce the cost of ultrasound scanners to $100. Their invention is portable, wearable, and can be powered by a smartphone. The researchers explained […]

Transparent, Flexible Sensor Developed in ICICS Bionics Network Lab

Transparent, Flexible Sensor Developed in ICICS Bionics Network Lab

The Molecular Mechatronics Lab, led by Professor John Madden of the ICICS Bionics Network research cluster, has developed a transparent and flexible touch sensor that can detect a light touch and even the proximity of a finger. Potential applications include flexible and rollable hand-held electronics that require a touch screen interface, sensors embedded in sportswear, […]

ICICS Centre for AI Decision-making and Action Launched

ICICS Centre for AI Decision-making and Action Launched

The ICICS Centre for AI Decision-making and Action (CAIDA) has launched,  with a network of over 50 professors from multiple departments leading groups that develop AI tools for decision-making and action. CAIDA also studies the social, policy, and ethical impacts of AI.