Research to Innovation

ICICS Building

ICICS members from Engineering, Computer Science, Forestry, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Medicine, Psychology, Linguistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Education, Music, and other disciplines conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary research in advanced technologies systems.

Specific research areas include biomedical technologies; robotics and control; virtual machining; signal, image and multimedia processing; wireless communications; nanotechnology; microelectromechanical systems; human – computer interaction; computational intelligence; distributed systems; integrated systems design; computer graphics; and many others.

ICICS also supports large-scale research clusters in areas of established and emerging strength.

ICICS facilities, including 8 shared and 38 dedicated labs and a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, as well as ICICS Support Programs, are important enablers of this work. ICICS members’ close collaborations with industry ensure that their research is translated to society, guided by the University Liaison Office (UILO).

The HATCH startup incubator in the ICICS/Computer Science building provides a temporary home for our more entrepreneurial members, graduate students, and recent alumni.  Many HATCH companies have launched after participating in technical entrepreneurship programs offered by entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC). In HATCH, they can advance their venture guided by an Entrepreneur-in-Residence.