CAIDA is UBC's main AI research organization. It consists of 83 professors and their research associates, spanning 24 departments/schools/institutes/etc. The Centre's focus is the development, analysis, and application of AI systems for decision-making and action, enabled by core AI technologies such as machine learning and automated reasoning. It is part of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS).


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Rubin, Julia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer engineering; Programming languages and software engineering; Computer Systems; software engineering; Software quality, security, and robustness; program analysis; Adversarial robustness, explainability, and interpretability of ML-based systems; Mobile and cloud software
Salcudean, Tim Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical technologies, Haptic interfaces, teleoperation and simulators, medical robotics, imaging and interfaces, optimization-based design, prostate cancer
Schmidt, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Machine learning; Numerical Optimizaiton; Probabilistic Graphical Models; Causality
Schrimpf, Paul Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) theoretical and applied econometrics; dynamic games, partial identification, and insurance
Seltzer, Margo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Systems; Data Quality; Storage; Machine Learning & Systems; Systems for capturing and accessing data provenance; File Systems; databases; Transaction processing systems; Storage and analysis of graph-structured data; New architectures for parallelizing execution; Systems that apply technology to problems in healthcare.; Artificial Intelligence; Decision-making & Action; Software Practices; Networks, Systems and Security
Shariff, Azim Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Psychology of Religion; Evolutionary Psychology; Cultural Evolution; Moral Psychology; Emotion; social psychology; Cross Cultural Psychology; Motivational Psychology; Philosophy of Religion; Human-technology interactions; Ethics of automation (self driving cars)
Sheffer, Alla Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer graphics, shape modeling and geometry processing
Shekhar, Sudip Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Chip design, radio communication, mobile communication, data links, integrated circuits, photonics, CMOS, wireless, electronics, Internet of Things.
Shepherd, Bruce Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) algorithms, optimization, convex geometry, and graph theory
Shwartz, Vered Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing
Sigal, Leonid Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer and information sciences; Artificial Intelligence; Computer Science and Statistics; Parametric and Non-Parametric Inference; Computer Vision; Machine Learning; Semantic Recognition; Vision + Natural Language Processing; Visual Recognition and Understanding
Talhouk, Aline Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human reproduction and development sciences; Computer Science and Statistics; Epidemiology; Bioinformatics; Cancer of the Reproductive System; diagnostic models; Digital health; Machine Learning; personalized medicine; prevention; Privacy
Tam, Roger Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Machine learning; Biomedical signal processing; Biomedical Design and Innovation; Biomedical Technologies; Computer Science and Statistics; Data Analytics; Medical Imaging; Machine Learning; Neurodegenerative diseases; Precision Medicine; Radiology
Tsang, Teresa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Epidemiology and pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation; application of advanced echocardiographic techniques for prediction of pre-clinical cardiovascular disease
Van de Panne, Michiel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Science and Statistics; Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools; Robotics and Automation; simulation of human movement; computer animation; Robotics; deep reinforcement learning; motor control; computer graphics
Ventura, Carlos Estuardo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, full scale vibration testing, shake table testing Seismic risk evaluation and hazard management studies Investigation of earthquake effects on man-made structures
Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Accounting and risk management in financial institutions, Disclosure, Corporate governance and performance measurement, Corporate Finance, Applications of machine learning
Wang, Zhen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Signal processing theory and applications, bioinformatics
Wong, Vincent Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Telecommunication networks; Computer Systems; Network Analysis (Information); communication systems; energy systems; Internet; Internet of Things (IoT); Machine Learning; mobile computing; protocol design; smart grid; wireless networks
Wood, Frank Donald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer and information sciences; Artificial Intelligence; Computational neuroscience; Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; New models and inference algorithms; Probabilistic models; Probabilistic programming; Probabilistic programming systems; Reinforcement learning; Robotics; vision
Yi, Kwang Moo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer vision in artificial intelligence; Pattern recognition and artificial vision; Computer Vision; Machine Learning; Visual Geometry; Astronomy; Biomedical imaging
Yoon, Dongwook Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer and information sciences; Computer Science and Statistics; design; Educational Technologies; Augmented reality; computer supported cooperative work (CSCW); Educational technology; Human-computer interaction (HCI); Interaction and interface design; Multimodal interaction; Speech, touch, multitouch, stylus, gesture, mixed-reality, 3d interaction; Virtual Reality
Zandstra, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical biotechnology; Medical and biomedical engineering; Stem cell bioengineering; Bioengineering; Synthetic biology; Biomedical Engineering; Immuno-engineering; Biotechnology; Computational Biology; Computational modeling; Gene/Cell Therapy Systems; genomics; Immunology; personalized medicine; Regenerative medicine