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
Virji-Babul, Naznin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, Developmental disabilities (Down’s syndrome), Developmental neuroscience (mirror neurons, perception-action coupling)
Wagner, Alan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Parallel computation, interconnection networks, parallel programming environments
Walus, Konrad Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nanoelectronic devices and circuits, quantum-dot cellular automata, single-electron transistors, quantum mechanical simulations
Wang, Rizhi Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomaterials, biomechanics Also, the structure and formation processes of biologically formed materials (eg seashells, silk, teeth) and applies the mechanisms to the design and processing of novel materials
Werker, Janet Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Language Acquisition and Development, Speech and Language Development Disorders, Language and Cognitive Processes, Bilingualism and Multilingualism, Psychology - Biological Aspects, Language Acquisition, speech perception, Multisensory Processing, Critical Periods, Plasticity, Psycholinguistics
Wilton, Steven Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Integrated Circuits, Computer Architecture, Computer Hardware, Field-Programmable Gate Arrays, Computer-Aided Design Algorithms, High-Level Synthesis
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
Yedlin, Matthew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) earthquakes, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear weapons, flipped classroom pedagogy, geophysics, digital signal processing, electroencephalography
Yilmaz, Ozgur Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Mathematical problems related to analog-to-digital conversion, blind source separation, sparse approximations and compressed sensing, and applications in seismic signal processing