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Advanced Studies - August Newsletter


Our August edition of the Advanced Studies newsletter celebrates the completion of two of our Work-Integrated Learning programs and highlights testimonials from our Advanced Studies interns who will be completing their internships at the end of the month. In other news, don't forget to submit Workshop, Industry Talk, and Exhibit proposals for WeaveSphere 2022!


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University Days 2022: Call for Technical IBM Talks


Taking place virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022, this year's event will see brainstorming and discussion of research topics & interests amongst IBM stakeholders and top-tier professors from universities across Canada for research project proposal creation. Click on the button below to find out more information about submitting a Technical IBM Talk.


Registration is now Open for WeaveSphere 2022


WeaveSphere is one of Canada's largest technology events, bringing together founders, investors, developers, engineers, academics, researchers, scientists and industry leaders. Click on the button below to find out more information about registration and ticket prices.


WeaveSphere 2022 - Call for Workshops, Industry Talks and Exhibits


WeaveSphere, powered by CASCON x EVOKE, features thought-provoking keynotes, original research papers, technological industry talks, stimulating workshops, and an engaging technology expo. Submissions are now open for workshop, industry talk and exhibit proposals in the broad areas of computer science, software engineering, software applications, and data science in general. Click on the button below to find out more information about submissions, including the submission deadlines and instructions.


CAS at Think Toronto 2022


Businesses must be prepared to react with speed and common purpose to the increased proliferation of ransomware attacks. On June 2nd, Vio Onut, IBM's Advanced Studies' Principal Research and Development Strategist, at Think on Tour Toronto showcased how IBM helped our clients experience a simulated cyber incident, how we helped develop their organizational security culture, and how we trained their leaders for a full response to a business crisis.



(DTiG) Effective Academic/Industry Relationships



On June 14, 2022, uOttawa-IBM Cyber Range Co-Directors Dr. Guy-Vincent Jourdan and Dr. Iosif-Viorel Onut discussed the creation of an advanced new cybersecurity research and training facility. This dialogue was hosted at the Digital Transformation in Government Conference alongside relevant talks and events.

CAS 2022 Video of the Year


Congratulations to the winners of the annual CAS 2022 Video of the Year award! This year's award was presented to Project 1034: SQL Query Compilation and Optimization using OMR JitBuilder. Researchers from the University of New Brunswick worked together with IBMers to create a highly informational and engaging presentation. View more details about the award below.


Celebrating CASTLE 2022


From May 2nd to May 6th, CASTLE 2022 featured informative sessions and engaging hands-on workshops, and gathered the Advanced Studies community together for an exciting week of exchanging knowledge, sharing feedback, and fostering cross-project collaboration. We would like to extend our thanks to the project collaborators, academic leaders, and industry experts for your continuous commitment to share, connect and deliver research that makes a difference in technology, IBM and the world. Please let us know how we did this year, and what we can do to deliver an even better experience next year.


Accelerating Innovation Through Research Projects


Advanced Studies is continuously striving to accelerate product innovation within IBM. Click the button below to view the impact statements submitted by each research team describing why their projects matter. We are looking forward to another productive year in 2022 with 60 projects improving 58 products spanning across 16 departments including Data and AI, Cloud and Cognitive Software, Systems, Hybrid Cloud Ecosystems and more. More information about these projects is available under the website's Research tab.


Carleton and IBM Partner in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science for a Future-Ready Workforce


Carleton University and IBM Canada announce a five-year multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement to enhance Carleton's Institute for Data Science and equip students for essential jobs in emerging digital careers such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science.



uOttawa and IBM Join Forces with Exciting New Partnership


The University of Ottawa and IBM have partnered up to launch a Cyber Range which will further enable state-of-the-art research and training in cybersecurity and cybersafety while facilitating collaboration between government, industry, and academia. The uOttawa-IBM Cyber Range will be the first of its kind in Canada and is being built with a $27 million investment by uOttawa and IBM. We hope you enjoy learning more about this topic!


Advancing Innovation

Collaboration is the key to our success

We help IBM product teams engage with students and faculty in joint academic-industry projects that promote innovation within IBM's offerings and in published academic research.

We currently have 60 joint academic-industry research projects associated with 105 IBM products, and involving 124 IBMers, 60 faculty and 129 students . In advancing the thesis research of each student, these projects generate publications, patents and IBM product contributions.

CAS AWARDS 2021
Every year, IBM Canada Advanced Studies recognizes the most outstanding research projects, students, professors, and IBM product experts that exemplify drive for innovation, collaboration and forward thinking research.
These awards are presented at our annual CASCON x EVOKE academic tech conference - a space to engage and learn with a community of software developers, researchers, students, academics, decision-makers and IBMers.

Community Outreach

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Work Integrated Learning

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program is a campus-based community of practice that enables students to identify and build solutions to business and societal challenges.

In each project, students are connected with clients, IBM teams and educators. Students utilize Enterprise Design Thinking and applicable IBM technologies to address these challenges. WIL provides students with a means to apply their knowledge from academic studies towards career-related experiences, supporting them as they work towards their career goals.

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