Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems

The Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) & Computer Science Building Expansion (CS) project was initiated in 2001 through the support of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF).

The project was designed to strengthen and create new interdisciplinary research links between the disciplines of computer science, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering, medicine and health care, educational technology, psychology, commerce, process industries and utility systems.

The Computer Science Addition was originally planned as a future addition to the ICICS project, but with the approval of Doubling The Opportunity funding (DTO) in October 2002, this was moved up to complete at the same time as ICICS. This required “fast tracking” of the Computer Sciences portion of the project. Both projects are directly connected to the existing Centre for Integrated Computer Systems Research (CICSR) building which allows the Computer Science Department to operate more efficiently and promote dynamic interaction among the students and staff. It also provides superior high-speed reliable connectivity as well as convenient access for users without compromising security.