News and Events

ICICS-Specific COVID-19 Response Information

Working Securely Online With an increase in the number of faculty and staff currently accessing UBC’s systems and networks remotely, we would like to remind you of the IT resources and support available to you. This includes sorting out the programs that will help you stay connected to your colleagues through audio conferencing, virtual meetings and […]

Blockchain@UBC Summer Institute 2020 Moves Online

Blockchain@UBC Summer Institute 2020 Moves Online

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s Blockchain@UBC Summer Institute is moving online, with some important changes: Elements of the training workshops and the Blockathon for Social Good will be facilitated ONLINE under the course names: “LIBR 559U: Topics in Computer-Based Information Systems” and “ARST575N: Topics in the Management of Records”. The course will run from May 11-22. More information will […]

ICICS Building Closed Due to COVID-19

ICICS Building Closed Due to COVID-19

Please be advised that the ICICS building is closed until further notice due to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with the University’s directive, all research activities have been curtailed until at least April 15. For instructions on returning books, please see the ICICS/CS Reading Room website. For urgent matters, please contact info@icics.ubc.ca. For […]

Former ICICS Director Rabab Ward Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Former ICICS Director Rabab Ward Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Rabab Ward, Professor Emerita in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected as a Foreign Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Professor Ward is one of only 18 new international members elected in 2020. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy […]

Rapidia founder Dan Gelbart explains his unique 3D metal printer to Faculty of Applied Science Dean James Olson

Donor Funding Helps Equip HATCH Makerspace (and detect neutrinos)

Many UBC tech-based startups progress through entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) intake programs and graduate to the HATCH accelerator in the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS). There they receive the mentorship, intern support, and investor access that helps them succeed. Now, thanks to the support of donors, they can refine their prototypes in a fully […]

Blockchain@UBC Launches Graduate Training Program

Blockchain@UBC Launches Graduate Training Program

In January 2020, the ICICS research cluster Blockchain@UBC launched the Blockchain@UBC Graduate Training Pathway, funded by the NSERC CREATE program. This two-year, non-degree multidisciplinary training program offers existing master’s and doctoral students personalized learning in the blockchain field. The initial cohort of students hails from engineering, computer science, business, publc policy, and archival and information […]

Turning Over A New Artificial Leaf

Turning Over A New Artificial Leaf

ICICS and the Clean Energy Research Centre co-hosted a talk by Professor Yimin Wu of the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Nanotechnology on December 9. Professor Wu described novel techniques pioneered in his lab that combine X-ray and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) to understand  2-dimensional materials such as graphene at the atomic level, then modify […]

HATCH Accelerator 2019-20 Venture Cohort

HATCH Accelerator 2019-20 Venture Cohort

The newest cohort of ventures joined HATCH in 2019. Here the founders describe some of the problems they are trying to solve.

Rogers 5G Edge Codeathon

Rogers 5G Edge Codeathon

UBC and Rogers Communications have partnered to set up the first 5G smart campus in Canada. As part of this partnership, Rogers, working with UBC, Ericsson and MobiledgeX, hosted a 5G and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) codeathon in ICICS on October 25 and 26. UBC’s best and brightest Computer Science and Engineering students were invited […]

Detecting Epiletic Seizures using Artificial Intelligence

Detecting Epiletic Seizures using Artificial Intelligence

Investigators in the ICICS Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence (BMIAI) research cluster have developed a technique to account for the variability in EEG signals of people with epilepsy, for automatic detection of seizures that might not otherwise be apparent. The team, led by electrical and computer engineering professors Rabab Ward and Jane Wang, is based […]