News and Events

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 […]


The Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC), under Acting Director Vicki Lemieux (SLAIS), has recently become part of ICICS. Since most researchers associated with MAGIC are ICICS members and often use ICICS facilities, it made sense to join forces under a common administrative umbrella. ICICS and MAGIC will now be able to more easily leverage […]

Motion Metrics International Supports Graduate Scholarships, Research

Motion Metrics International and ICICS have recently created the Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship. The $5,000 annual award will be granted to a Masters or PhD student who is supervised by an ICICS member, with preference given to students who have demonstrated excellence in multidisciplinary, application-oriented research. Students do not apply for the award, it is […]

Musical Dialogues: Hearing the Conversation Unfold

Musical Dialogues: Hearing the Conversation Unfold

Alfredo Santa Ana, Wall Composer In Residence presents Musical Dialogues: Hearing the Conversation Unfold with David Gillham, UBC School of Music (violin), and Rebecca Wenham (cello). Plato’s dialogues capture the evolution of an exchange between two characters, and present a linear progression of arguments unfolding through the text. In music, the listener is presented with […]

ICICS/ECE/IEEE Workshop on Future Communications and Multimedia Systems

On Friday, March 9, 2012, ICICS co-hosted a full-day communications workshop featuring Wireless Networks; Multimedia; and Communications for Smart Grid. For workshop details, please see workshop website.

Foundations for the Future: Second Annual Biomedical Engineering Workshop

ICICS and UBC’s Biomedical Engineering Program co-hosted the second annual Biomedical Engineering Workshop on November 17, 2011, entitled “Foundations for the Future”. Researchers, health care professionals, industry personnel, and students participating in this full-day workshop explored the latest advances in biomedical engineering, under the following themes: Micro and Nano-Structures and Devices for Sensing, Energy Storage […]

ICICS Robotics Researchers Get First PR2 Robot in Canada

ICICS robotics researchers in the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (CARIS) and Laboratory for Computational Intelligence (LCI) are developing systems to help elderly people and those with disabilities in their daily activities, both at home and at work. They have recently taken delivery of a PR2 mobile robot system, which will greatly accelerate […]