The University of New Brunswick is hosting its annual faculty of computer science research exposition this Friday, April 7, 2017. The event will focus on opportunities for collaboration and the future of information technology in New Brunswick.

“This event is a forum where researchers, practitioners and users of information and communication technologies can come together to learn and share new developments in the field impacting their research and development activities,” says Ali Ghorbani, dean of UNB’s faculty of computer science and Canadian Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cybersecurity.

“I am very grateful to our students, professors and partners in industry and government for their ongoing contributions and support – making this another tremendous year for the computer science research exposition.”

UNB is a hotbed of creativity and collaboration with more than 25 research chairs and 20 research institutes.

Home to the first faculty of computer science in Canada, the university has been a leader in informational technology. This annual event demonstrates that UNB continues to look to the future of the province and the country, performing innovative research in the area of information and communication technology.

“This annual event demonstrates the strength of our faculty and speaks to UNB’s position as a leader in groundbreaking research,” says UNB president and vice-chancellor Eddy Campbell.

“I’m encouraged to see how this expo continues to draw the industry’s top minds together, sharing new developments and working for New Brunswick and beyond.”

This year’s panel discussion, State of IT in New Brunswick, moderated by Ed McGinley, CEO of TechImpact will feature:

  • Trevor Corey, vice-president, CGI
  • Kevin Hurley, technology partner, consulting, Deloitte
  • Pierre Mullin, executive officer, Siemens Digital Grid Software Solutions
  • Cathy Simpson, vice-president of public sector, T4G

The all-day event will also feature keynote talks by the university’s computer scientists, presentations from industry and students as well as 41 posters showcasing research and development.

The 14th Annual Faculty of Computer Science Research Exposition will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wu Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus.

The public and members of the media are invited to attend this free event.

Media contact: Claire Geldart

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