CAIDA: UBC ICICS Centre for Artificial Intelligence Decision-making and Action

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
Rhodin, Helge Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Neuronal Systems, Computer Vision, computer graphics, Machine Learning
Robillard, Julie Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) New Technology and Social Impacts, Social Aspects of Aging, Health Care Technologies, Mental Health and Society, Patient experience/patient engagement, eHealth, Assistive technology, Neuroethics, Brain health technology, Artificial Intelligence, Dementia, mental health
Rohling, Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical Imaging, Medical Information Systems, Robotics, Interventional Ultrasound, 3D Imaging, Spatial Compounding, Robotic System Calibration, Elastography, BioMEMS, Biomedical Engineering, Medical imaging and information systems, robetics, ultrasound imaging in 2D and 3D, biomedical technologies
Roth, Andrew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Molecular Oncology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, computational statistics, Machine Learning, genomics, Cancer Evolution, Evolutionary cancer biology, Cancer omics data, computational methods for studying clonal population structures and tumour evolution, Methodological work in computational statistics
Rubin, Julia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Systems, Software (Tools), Computer Science and Statistics, software engineering, security and privacy, energy-efficiency, developer productivity, mobile and cloud-native software
Salcudean, Septimiu 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, Frederick Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) algorithms, optimization, convex geometry, and graph theory
Sigal, Leonid Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science and Statistics, Parametric and Non-Parametric Inference, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Visual Recognition and Understanding, Vision + Natural Language Processing, Semantic Recognition
Talhouk, Aline Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Science and Statistics, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Cancer of the Reproductive System, Digital health, Machine Learning, diagnostic models, prevention, personalized medicine, Privacy
Tam, Roger Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Imaging, Expert Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics, Computer Science and Statistics, Biomedical Technologies, Machine Learning, Precision Medicine, Radiology, Biomedical Informatics, Data Analytics
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
Van der Loos, Hendrik Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Design for Safety, Design Methodology and Design Coaching, Roboethics
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) Telecommunication networks, Computer Systems, Network Analysis (Information), wireless networks, communication systems, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile computing, Internet, smart grid, energy systems, Machine Learning, protocol design
Woo, Carson C Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Information Systems, Conceptual modeling, Information systems analysis and design, Requirements engineering, Applications of block chain and artificial intelligence technology to business, Philosophy of Design Science
Wood, Frank Donald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Probabilistic programming, Probabilistic programming systems, New models and inference algorithms, Computational neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Probabilistic models, vision, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Reinforcement learning
Yoon, Dongwook Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Science and Statistics, Design, Educational Technologies, Human-computer interaction (HCI), Multimodal interaction, Interaction and interface design, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), Educational technology, Virtual Reality, Augmented reality, Speech, touch, multitouch, stylus, gesture, mixed-reality, 3d interaction
Zandstra, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Stem cell bioengineering, Bioengineering, Biological imaging, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical imaging, Biotechnology, Computational Biology, Computational modeling, Gene/Cell Therapy Systems, genomics, Immunology, personalized medicine, Regenerative medicine, Synthetic biology