Research centres and groups

UVic researcher Brad Buckham on a research vessel
Wave energy could one day eliminate dependency on diesel for power in remote communities. Brad Buckham’s West Coast Wave Initiative, in partnership with the Barkley Project Group, Hesquiaht First Nation and public and private sector collaborators, is discovering how wave energy technologies can integrate within a hydro-diesel energy system to cut emissions and foster community growth.

Many of our faculty work in multidisciplinary research centres and groups:

Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology (CAMTEC) – Research areas include nanophotonics, nanomagnetism & spintronics, and biomaterials & medical applications.

Centre for Advanced Security, Privacy & Information Systems Research (ASPIRe) – Research areas include cyber-security, cyber-privacy, and information systems.

Communication Networks Laboratory (CNL) – Reseach areas include wireless/wireline interworking, medium access control, resource & mobility management, cooperative diversity systems & cognitive radio networks, smart Grid & EV, vehicular communication networks, data & networking privacy, and cyber physical systems.

Computer Human Interaction & Software Engineering (CHISEL) – Research areas include cognitive support & technology diffusion, human computer interaction, implications of technology use, social informatics, interface design, knowledge engineering, software engineering, technology & pedagogy, and visualization.

Information Security and Privacy Research (InSPiRe) – Research areas include peer-to-peer botnets, malware classification, attacker/defender ecosystem simulations, situational awareness within enterprise-scale environments, long term security in large-scale systems, cloud resource management, QoS predictability within large-scale software systems, and controllability within clouds.

Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) – Research areas include hydrogen & fuel cell systems, renewable energy systems, transportation, energy systems analysis, energy efficiency, and carbon management.

Laboratory for Advanced Wireless Communication Research (LAWCR) – Research areas include link adaptive transmission technique, cooperative relay transmission, massive MIMO transmission, green wireless communications, cognitive radio systems, optical wireless communications, and physical layer security.

Matrix Institute for Applied Data Science – Research areas include the application of data science in adaptive systems, algorithms & complexity, augmented cognition & human-computer interaction, computer vision, cyber-security, distributed systems & communication, ethics, public policy & privacy, machine learning, artificial intelligence & data mining, quantum computing, and visualization. Key applications of interest include mobile/electronic health, quantum machine learning, business intelligence, IoT/cyberphysical systems, smart/green cities, natural resources, and environment & climate change.

Modularity Squad (ModSquad) – Research areas include advanced modularity techniques for system infrastructure, con-currency, virtualization, mobile computing, and accessibility.

Software Engineering Global InterAction Lab (SEGAL) – Research areas include collaborative software engineering, coordination & communication in software engineering, software ecosystems, education in software engineering, and global software development.

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