Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE)
Dr Michael Brett, a lead researcher in the field of nanotechnology, became the Micralyne/NSERC/iCORE Industrial Chair in Thin Film Engineering. The three sponsors will contribute $1.9 million over five years to fund Brett’s cutting-edge research.
Dr Randy Goebel, a University of Alberta professor and Chair of the Department of Computing Science, was named President and CEO of iCORE in 2004. Goebel brought his international reputation, his experience working with industry, and his strong research connections to the job, and has been leading iCORE to even greater successes.
The Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE) was established in October 1999 by the Government of Alberta to foster an expanding community of exceptional researchers in the field of informatics. iCORE operates grant programs to develop chairs at Alberta universities around which world-class research teams develop.
iCORE invests in the highest calibre research scientists who work on fundamental and applied problems in informatics in areas related to information and communications technology such as computer science, electrical and computer engineering, physics, and mathematics.
Since iCORE's inception, more than 24 research chairs have been established to focus on areas in which Alberta companies are active such as networks and communications, high-performance computing, human and computer interfaces, intelligent information systems, software systems, and new architectures and devices.
As of 2007, the University of Alberta has twelve iCORE chairs. These researchers truly represent some of the most cutting-edge research happening in Canada.
Dr Anup Basu
- Dr Norman C. Beaulieu
iCORE Wireless Communications Laboratory
- Dr Michael Brett
Nanoengineering ICT Devices
- Dr Michael Brett
Thin Film Engineering
- Dr Pierre Boulanger
Collaborative Virtual Environments
- Dr Mark Freeman
iCORE Nanoscale Engineering Physics Initiative
- Dr Jonathan Schaeffer
High Performance Artificial Intelligence Systems
- Dr Christian Schlegel
High Capacity Digital Communications
- Dr Sirish Shah
Computer Process Control
- Dr Richard Sutton
Reinforcement Learning and Artificial Intelligence
- Dr Robert Wolkow
iCORE Nanoscale Information and Communication Technologies
- Dr Hong Zhang
NSERC/iCORE/Syncrude/Matrikon Industrial Research Chair
Intelligent Sensing Systems