Data science and cyber physical systems

Mechanical engineer Yang Shi is one of the world’s most cited experts on the long-distance control of machines and electrical systems, also known as networked control systems.

The work of computer scientist Margaret-Anne (Peggy) Storey—who studies how technologies can help us understand and share complex information—has led to software improvement in many areas, including education, security analytics and medicine.

Aerospace engineer Afzal Suleman uses advanced computational tools to develop more environmentally and economically efficient aircraft, while improving public safety.

Physicist Randy Sobie leads an international project to globally share massive volumes of data from one of the world's largest physics experiments.

George Tzanetakis blends signal processing, machine learning, music perception and human-computer interfaces to develop more effective tools for manipulating large audio collections.

Making sense of complexity

As our ability to gather information about the world and our lives grows, we need better tools to make sense of it all. Powerful computer systems offer new ways for researchers to organize data, find patterns and predict changes.

Data science enables our researchers to explore massively complex systems—such as climate change, ocean physics, galactic evolution, and the fleeting existence of new types of matter during high-energy collisions of subatomic particles.

UVic expertise in cyber physical systems includes advanced computing, networked control systems, energy systems, “smart oceans” technology, biostatistics, and assistive technologies and medical care monitoring.

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