News and Events

New UBC Partnership with Qualcomm Celebrated

ICICS and the University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) have recently negotiated a novel 10-year blanket research agreement between UBC and global wireless device semiconductor company Qualcomm, Inc. Under the agreement, UBC researchers and the University receive research funding for Qualcomm-funded research projects, as well as cash payments for specific patents as they are realized. This prototype […]

“Translating Ideas into Practice”: ICICS Co-hosts Biomedical Engineering Workshop

On January 30, 2014, ICICS and UBC’s Biomedical Engineering Program co-hosted the fourth annual Biomedical Engineering Workshop, entitled “Translating Ideas into Practice”. Researchers, industry personnel, health care professionals, and students attending the workshop had the opportunity to learn about biomedical engineering research in BC, meet academic and industry experts, and be introduced to a broad […]

Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Digital Media Research and Innovation

In 2012, ICICS led a successful application for a $10M Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Digital Media Research and Innovation. An associated Centre for Innovation in Digital Media will be housed in ICICS. The Centre, under the leadership of the Chair, will collaborate closely with colleagues and with industry to envision and direct a […]

Wireless World Research Forum Meeting 31

ICICS co-hosted and co-organized the 31st Meeting of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF 31) at UBC Robson Square from October 22–24, 2013. A number of high-profile speakers from industry, academia, and national laboratories presented talks addressing this year’s theme, “Wireless-Enabled Smart Societies in the 2020s”. Please see event website for more details.

AUTO21 Connected Vehicle Workshop

On May 17th, 2013, ICICS co-hosted a day-long AUTO21 Connected Vehicle Workshop featuring the work of national academic/industry automotive research networks exploring the use of wireless technologies to connect vehicles with each other or with roadside infrastructure. Representatives of the NSERC national university/industry network DIVA (Developing Next Generation Intelligent Vehicular Network and Applications) were important […]

2013 Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship Awarded

Mechanical Engineering doctoral student Matthew Pan is the 2013 recipient of the Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship. The $5,000 annual award is granted to a second-year Masters or PhD student who is supervised by an ICICS member, and who demonstrates excellence in multidisciplinary, application-oriented research. Matthew’s research interests are in human–machine interaction and biomedical engineering. He […]

Future Communications and Multimedia Systems Workshop

On March 8, 2013, ICICS co-hosted a one-day workshop entitled Connecting People and Machines, featuring sessions on Smart Cities; The Status of Digital Watermarking; and The Future of Internet TV. For details, please see workshop website.

ICICS–Industry Dinner

Over the past three years, ICICS Director Panos Nasiopoulos has focused on launching large-scale initiatives that benefit the entire ICICS membership. A key component of this effort is building meaningful partnerships with industry, in support of broad-based research projects, professional graduate programs, and other endeavours. To foster new and deepen existing collaborations with industry, ICICS […]

UBC Awarded $10M Canada Excellence Research Chair in Digital Media

In the spring of 2012, ICICS at the request of UBC’s Office of the VP Research & International led development of a proposal for a $10M, 7-year Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Digital Media Research and Innovation. Our proposal was recently selected as one of 11 successful CERC applications from across Canada, out of […]

“Reaching Out”: ICICS Co-hosts Biomedical Engineering Workshop

On November 16, 2012, ICICS and UBC’s Biomedical Engineering Program co-hosted the third annual Biomedical Engineering Workshop, entitled “Reaching Out”. Seesions included “Challenges and Trends in Medical Image Segmentation”; “Commercializing Technologies in Genomics and Nanosystems”; and “Biomedical Education Around the Province”. The workshop was well-attended by researchers, industry personnel, health care professionals, and students. For […]