NSERC CREATE Training Program Grants Awarded to ICICS Members

Three new training programs led by ICICS-affiliated researchers have each received $1.65 million from NSERC’s CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) program over six years. These novel multidisciplinary programs help teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows develop their professional and technical skills while preparing them for their future careers in academia, industry, government and beyond. The three training programs are:

1. MUlti-Scale multi-modal Image Computing for health (MUSIC)

Lead: Ali Bashashati, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine / School of Biomedical Engineering. Building on the work of the ICICS research cluster Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence (BMIAI) and its extensive connections with Canada’s biotech industry, the MUlti-Scale multi-modal Image and omics Computing for health (MUSIC) program will train a new generation of biomedical engineers with expertise across biology, biotechnology and artificial intelligence-based approaches to data analysis…read more.

2. Care Anywhere: Smart Biosensors to Promote Healthy Aging and Transform Healthcare

Lead: Antony Hodgson (Mechanical Engineering); ICICS Cluster: Designing for People.

3. Advanced Machine Learning Training Network (AML-TN)

Lead: Frank Wood (Computer Science); ICICS Cluster:  Centre for Artificial Intelligence Decision-making and Action (CAIDA). AML-TN is designed to train a new generation of computer scientists who will develop fundamentally new methodologies and provide the innovation that is predicted to drive what is being called the fourth Industrial Revolution…read more.