News and Events

Yusuf Altintas Leads National Network to Develop Virtual Machining Technology

Mechanical engineering professor and ICICS member Yusuf Altintas is Scientific Director of a recently announced NSERC Strategic Network that will develop the world’s most advanced virtual machining technology for macro- and micro-machining operations. With funding over 5 years of $5 million from NSERC and $350,000 from industry, the Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in […]

ICICS Visited by Human–Computer Interaction Expert Barbara Grosz

On Tuesday, June 22, ICICS hosted a full-day visit by Dr. Barbara Grosz, computer scientist and Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, to our facilities. Dr. Grosz is an expert in human-computer interaction (see website, and 2010 Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Visiting Professor. Her ICICS visit preceded her Faculty Associates Dinner […]

Panos Nasiopoulos Is New ICICS Director

For over two decades, UBC’s Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) has promoted collaborative research among its members from the three core departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and with industry. Since 2000, faculty from across the campus have also been eligible for membership. ICICS now has 150 […]

ICICS and NSERC Co-sponsor Industry Dinner

There is a generally acknowledged need for university researchers in disciplines represented by the ICICS membership to make their collaborations with industry more meaningful. The funding agencies want to see more return on their investment: funded projects that produce results translated to society through industry. To this end, ICICS hosted a reception and dinner at […]

$931,000 in Tax Credits for ICICS-Incubated Start-up Company

Having recently celebrated his company’s tenth anniversary, Shahram Tafazoli, founder and president of Motion Metrics International Corp., couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present. On August 12, 2009, the federal Minister of National Revenue, Jean-Pierre Blackburn, presented Tafazoli with a cheque for $931,000 in Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED;) tax credits. This amount […]

ICICS Awarded $12.9M from CFI

ICICS Awarded $12.9M from CFI

June 15, 2009

A CFI Leading-Edge Fund (LEF) application initiated and led by ICICS will enable equipping new and existing laboratories with a range of specialized equipment to further innovations in five theme areas where ICICS researchers have established international leadership.

ICICS 2009/2010 Distinguished Lecture series

ICICS hosts the 21st annual DLS, bringing academic and industrial leaders at the forefront of their fields to ICICS. The ICICS DLS lectures are held in the Dempster Pavilion Room 110, 6245 Agronomy Road (between Main Mall & East Mall). All lectures are Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. The 2009/2010 Season is: September 24, […]

ICICS and The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies form a new partnership.

In recognition of the current funding landscape, one of the major goals of ICICS’ Strategic Plan is to foster new collaborative, multidisciplinary research groups to tackle important problems in computing, information, and cognitive systems. The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) promotes a similar approach to a wide range of basic research, aimed at […]