Information Technology

Professor Stephen Chen | 2017-07-12 | Photo

IT professor leads discussion on basic income and the post-work world

  In a world where machines are increasingly replacing paid human labour, Ontario’s high profile pilot project — the basic income guarantee — could be a solution to some of the challenges within our changing economy. Information Technology Professor Stephen Chen will be joining Canadian Senator Art Eggleton and the Why Should I Care? (WSIC) […]

Innovation York uses ADERSIM project as case study: photo of attendees

Successful event focused on industry-academic collaborations uses ADERSIM project as model

  The benefits of industry-academic collaborations took centre stage April 11 during the “Teamwork Makes the Research Dream work” event hosted by Innovation York. More than 165 participants took part in the event including York University researchers, industry partners from the Greater Toronto Area, and representatives from government funding agencies. The goal of the industry-academic […]

IBM LA&PS ADERSIM Partnership Event 2017-02-22

York U, IBM Canada partner to enhance emergency management degree programs

Students enrolled in York's emergency management programs will have access to world-leading technology and tools, thanks to a new partnership between York University and IBM Canada. IBM Canada is awarding a $1.8-million in-kind gift to accelerate the Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM), a cloud-enabled platform housed at York University that enhances disaster […]

Jimmy Huang

Disaster response workshops attract researchers from across Canada

  An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Jimmy Huang, professor of information technology, launched its 2016 summer series of collaborative training and research activities to prepare professors, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in managing large-scale emergencies. ADERSIM – Computational Approaches in Advanced Disaster Emergency and Rapid Response Simulations – is supported by the Natural […]

Stephen Chen

Research team developing "Active Data" technology for new ways to use greener electricity

  A York-led research team has been awarded an NSERC I2I grant to accelerate the development of patent-pending technology that promises new ways to reduce the carbon load of electricity. The team led by Stephen Chen, associate professor in the School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, has received funding valued […]