News and Events

Rising Stars of Research Tour ICICS Facilities

On August 20, 2010, twenty-eight of Canada’s top undergraduate science students toured the ICICS facilities as part of a national poster competition hosted by UBC. This event was a good opportunity for ICICS members to meet potential UBC graduate students whose research interests align with their own. The students enthusiastically toured the following labs:   […]

ICICS Graduate Scholarships

ICICS grants three $5000 scholarships per year for 2 consecutive years to incoming PhD students who will be supervised by full ICICS members. The ICICS Graduate Affairs Committee decides on recipients, with preference given to those whose research is strongly multidisciplinary in nature (e.g., will be co-supervised).

Conference Travel Support for ICICS Students

 ICICS provides up to $700 to ICICS-affiliated graduate students (Masters or PhD) once over the course of their graduate study at UBC, to travel to a conference with published proceedings. ICICS’ support must be acknowledged in papers presented. Travel support is granted on a first-come, first-served basis, and is for upcoming travel only; retroactive claims […]

Yusuf Altintas Leads National Network to Develop Virtual Machining Technology

Mechanical engineering professor and ICICS member Yusuf Altintas is Scientific Director of a recently announced NSERC Strategic Network that will develop the world’s most advanced virtual machining technology for macro- and micro-machining operations. With funding over 5 years of $5 million from NSERC and $350,000 from industry, the Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in […]

ICICS Visited by Human–Computer Interaction Expert Barbara Grosz

On Tuesday, June 22, ICICS hosted a full-day visit by Dr. Barbara Grosz, computer scientist and Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, to our facilities. Dr. Grosz is an expert in human-computer interaction (see website, and 2010 Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Visiting Professor. Her ICICS visit preceded her Faculty Associates Dinner […]

Panos Nasiopoulos Is New ICICS Director

For over two decades, UBC’s Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) has promoted collaborative research among its members from the three core departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and with industry. Since 2000, faculty from across the campus have also been eligible for membership. ICICS now has 150 […]

ICICS and NSERC Co-sponsor Industry Dinner

There is a generally acknowledged need for university researchers in disciplines represented by the ICICS membership to make their collaborations with industry more meaningful. The funding agencies want to see more return on their investment: funded projects that produce results translated to society through industry. To this end, ICICS hosted a reception and dinner at […]

$931,000 in Tax Credits for ICICS-Incubated Start-up Company

Having recently celebrated his company’s tenth anniversary, Shahram Tafazoli, founder and president of Motion Metrics International Corp., couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present. On August 12, 2009, the federal Minister of National Revenue, Jean-Pierre Blackburn, presented Tafazoli with a cheque for $931,000 in Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED;) tax credits. This amount […]

ICICS Awarded $12.9M from CFI

A CFI Leading-Edge Fund (LEF) application initiated and led by ICICS Director Dr. Nimal Rajapakse has been granted $5.177M. With matching funds from the BC Knowledge Development Fund and in-kind support, the grant totals $12,943,900. In addition, the grant includes infrastructure operating funds of approximately $290,000 per year for five years. The principal users include […]

ICICS 2009/2010 Distinguished Lecture series

ICICS hosts the 21st annual DLS, bringing academic and industrial leaders at the forefront of their fields to ICICS. The ICICS DLS lectures are held in the Dempster Pavilion Room 110, 6245 Agronomy Road (between Main Mall & East Mall). All lectures are Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. The 2009/2010 Season is: September 24, […]