ICICS News & Events

High-Impact Research: Blending Science, Engineering, and Design

Posted on September 11, 2014

ICICS and GRAND will be co-hosting a talk by Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm in Rm ESB 1013.
Abstract: High-Impact Research strategies could help large and small projects to deepen human understanding of the natural and made worlds, so as to promote sustainable use of natural [...]

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IEEE SPS / UBC ICICS Summer School on Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Big Data

Posted on August 26, 2014

ICICS co-sponsored the IEEE Summer School on Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Big Data, held at UBC from July 29 to August 1, 2014. For more information, please see the school website.

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Rethinking Sustainability Symposium

Posted on June 24, 2014

ICICS and the Peter Wall Institute co-hosted a free symposium in downtown Vancouver from April 24–25, 2014, with a focus on sustainability technologies that improve our quality of life while protecting the environment. Please see the symposium website for more information.

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2014 ICICS Graduate Scholarships Awarded

Posted on June 12, 2014

The ICICS Graduate Scholarships recognize very promising incoming doctoral students who will  be supervised by an ICICS member, and whose proposed research aligns with ICICS’ mandate to promote multidisciplinary research among its members and students, and with industry. The ICICS Graduate Affairs Committee has selected the following students to receive [...]

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“Connecting Everything under the Cloud”: ICICS co-hosts Future Communications Systems and Multimedia Workshop

Posted on June 12, 2014

On Friday, March 14, 2014, ICICS co-hosted a full-day workshop entitled Connecting Everything under the Cloud, featuring sessions on Mobile Cloud Computing; Smart Grids; and Wireless Communications. For details, please see workshop website.

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2014 Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship Awarded

Posted on June 12, 2014

Computer Science doctoral student Dereck Toker is the 2014 recipient of the Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship. The $5,000 annual award is granted to a second-year Masters or PhD student who is supervised by an ICICS member, and who demonstrates excellence in multidisciplinary, application-oriented research. Supervised by Professor Cristina Conati, Dereck is currently working on creating [...]

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New UBC Partnership with Qualcomm Celebrated

Posted on March 6, 2014

ICICS and the University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) have recently negotiated a novel 10-year blanket research agreement between UBC and global wireless device semiconductor company Qualcomm, Inc. Under the agreement, UBC researchers and the University receive research funding for Qualcomm-funded research projects, as well as cash payments for specific patents as they are realized. This prototype [...]

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“Translating Ideas into Practice”: ICICS Co-hosts Biomedical Engineering Workshop

Posted on February 18, 2014

On January 30, 2014, ICICS and UBC’s Biomedical Engineering Program co-hosted the fourth annual Biomedical Engineering Workshop, entitled “Translating Ideas into Practice”. Researchers, industry personnel, health care professionals, and students attending the workshop had the opportunity to learn about biomedical engineering research in BC, meet academic and industry experts, and be introduced to a broad [...]

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Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Digital Media Research and Innovation

Posted on January 13, 2014

In 2012, ICICS led a successful application for a $10M Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Digital Media Research and Innovation. An associated Centre for Innovation in Digital Media will be housed in ICICS. The Centre, under the leadership of the Chair, will collaborate closely with colleagues and with industry to envision and direct a [...]

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Wireless World Research Forum Meeting 31

Posted on October 30, 2013

ICICS co-hosted and co-organized the 31st Meeting of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF 31) at UBC Robson Square from October 22–24, 2013. A number of high-profile speakers from industry, academia, and national laboratories presented talks addressing this year’s theme, “Wireless-Enabled Smart Societies in the 2020s”. Please see event website for more details.

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