Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)

The Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) is a multidisciplinary research institute that supports collaborative research in advanced technologies systems. Over 160 faculty members from across UBC collaborate within ICICS and with industry, many of them in ICICS-supported research clusters. ICICS’ translational activities help to increase the impact of our members’ research outcomes.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Lemieux, Victoria Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Blockchain technology, Trustworthy records, Records and information management, Risk management, information visualization and visual analytics, Transparency and the public interest (in public sector and financial contexts), International development
Leung, Cyril Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Wireless communications, cellular systems, multihop mobile networks
Leyton-Brown, Kevin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science, Resource Allocation, Computer Science and Statistics, Machine Learning, game theory, Auction theory
Ma, Hongshen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Microfluidics; Instrumentation; Cell Sorting; Cell Biomechanics; Circulating Tumor Cells; Malaria and Red Blood Cell Deformability; Single Cell Technologies; Cell Migration and Chemotaxis
MacLean, Karon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Information Systems, human-computer interaction, haptic interfaces, human-robot interaction, design of user interfaces
Madden, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Functional and Intelligent Materials, artificial muscle, wearables, smart materials, electronic skin, supercapacitors, electrochemical devices, medical devices
Marcus, Brian Harry Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Coding and information theory, symbolic dynamics, ergodic theory and dynamical systems
Marti, Jose Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer modelling of response to disasters, Infrastructures Interdependencies Simulation (I2Sim) project, electric power, Energy systems
McGrenere, Joanna Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) human-computer interaction, personalized user interfaces, universal usability, interactive technologies for older users and people with cognitive disorders, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), computer science
McKeown, Martin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Parkinson's Disease, novel treatments for Parkinson's, Monitoring Parkinson's, Brain Stimulation, Biomedical Engineering
Merida-Donis, Walter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clean energy, Electrochemical energy conversion, Thermodynamics, Low carbon fuels, Fuel cells and hydrogen
Mesbah, Ali Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer and Software Systems; software engineering
Michelson, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) wireless communications, Propagation and channel modeling, low profile antenna design, wireless communication system performance, EMI/EMC
Mirabbasi, Shahriar Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Analog and mixed-signal intergrated circuits and systems design, intergrated circuit design with an emphasis on high-speed data communication and signal processing applications
Miskovic, Ilija Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Multi-physics of Geo-materials, Big Data
Mitchell, Ian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) safety critical systems, assistive technology (mobility), robotics, scientific computing, cyber-physical systems, Mathematical software, computational science and engineering, hybrid and cyber-physical systems, verification and validation, reproducible research, level set methods, robotic path, planning
Munzner, Tamara Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Systems, visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, data science
Murphy, Gail Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Software Development, software engineering, software evolution, software design, knowledge worker productivity
Nagamune, Ryozo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Control System, Servo-Control, Mechatronics, control engineering, robust control, modeling, wind turbine control, solar themal system control, automotive engine control, optimization
Nasiopoulos, Panos Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Interactive multimedia (eg, iDTV, DVD), video broadcasting and streaming, multimedia middleware, video indexing and retrieval, digital video watermarking, next generation video and audio processing and compression
Ng, Raymond Tak-yan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Data mining and analysis, health informatics, text summarization, text mining
Nojeh, Alireza Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nanostructures (esp based on carbon nanotubes), controlled nanofabrication, electron emission phenomena, electron microscopy, modeling and simulation of nanoscale systems
O'Brien, Heather Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) New Technology and Social Impacts, Public Communication, Media Influence on Behavior, Right and Access to Information, Impacts of New Information Technologies, user engagement, user experience, community engagement, information seeking and retrieval, information access, cognitive processes related to information searching and evaluation
Ollivier-Gooch, Carl Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Numerical Analysis, Fluid Mechanics, Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools, Algorithm Development for Computational Fluid Dynamics, Error and Stability Analysis for Unstructured Mesh Methods, Unstructured Mesh Generation, Applied Aerodynamics
Olson, James Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Application of Physics and Fluid Mechanics to Problems Associated with the Pulp and Paper Industry, Mechanical Energy Reduction in Mechanical Pulping
Ordonez, Martin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Energy systems, renewable energy, wind power, solar power, battery systems, fuel cells, electric vehicles, smart grid.
Pai, Dinesh Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Robotics, computer graphics, medical imaging, neuroscience, sensorimotor computation
Pattabiraman, Karthik Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Software Reliability, Computer Security, Fault-tolerant computing, Software Security, Computer System Reliability, Computer Failures, Safety-critical computer systems, software failures, software faults, hardware faults, hardware failures
Poole, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Decision Analysis, Preference Elicitation, Reasoning under Uncertainty, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Relational Learning
Pottinger, Rachel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Science and Statistics, databases, data management, data integration, metadata management
Poudrier, Eve Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Music theory; Theories of rhythm and meter, with a special emphasis on temporal multiplicity and twentieth-century music; Music cognition, especially rhythm, expertise, and cross-cultural issues; Schenkerian analysis
Pritchard, Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) music composition, interactive music, computer music, electronic music, computer applications in music, interdisciplinary studies, laptop orchestra, interactive video
Rensink, Ronald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) vision, attention, consciousness, interface design, Cognitive vision
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
Salcudean, Septimiu Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical technologies, Haptic interfaces, teleoperation and simulators, medical robotics, imaging and interfaces, optimization-based design, prostate cancer
Sampaio, Adalberto Postdoctoral Fellow Optimization, Control and Operations Research, Information Systems, Modelization and Simulation, runtime adaptation of systems
Schajer, Gary Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Full-Field Optical Metrology, X-Ray CT Log Scanning, Industrial Residual Stress Measurements
Schmidt, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Machine learning; Numerical Optimizaiton; Probabilistic Graphical Models; Causality
Servati, Peyman Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Energy Systems, Emerging Micro/Nano Technologies
Sheffer, Alla Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer graphics, shape modeling and geometry processing
Sheppard, Stephen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) landscape architecture; greenway planning for sustainable communities; tourism potential of BC’s landscapes; social aspects of forestry; visual quality / visual impacts of clear-cutting; computer mapping and animation; computer visual modeling for local climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation, using Geographic Information System and 3D visualization as a prototype for improved community engagement and planning on long-term climate change, snowpack forecasting, Visual management, planning visualization, climate change, landscape planning, simulation
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
Spering, Miriam Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sensation and Perception, Sensorimotor Integration, Motor System, Locomotor Activity / Movement Disorders, vision, movement, perception and action, eye movements, hand movements, eye-hand coordination, sport vision, Parkinson's disease
Staub-French, Sheryl Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), collaboration and integrated project delivery, design and construction coordination, 4D (3D + time) visualization, interactive workspaces
Stoeber, Boris Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Microelectromechanical Systems, MEMS, Microfluidics, Sensor Technology, Biomedical Microdevices, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microflow Phenomena, Sensor technology, Integrated microsystems for biomedical applications and for environmental control
Takahata, Kenichi Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical Technologies, Emerging Micro/Nano Technologies
Tang, Shuo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biophotonics, biomedical optics, optical tissue imaging instrumentation, optical coherence tomography, multiphoton microscopy
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