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Symposium Program

All Involved

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all events will be held in Room 1130 of the Bahen Centre (ground floor; immediately to the right after entering the Bahen atrium through the St. George street entrance).

Time Session Speaker
9:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
(Bahen Atrium)
Food and refreshments will be provided.
9:50 AM Welcome Address
10:00 AM Keynote Speech
Topic: Connections: Machine Learning, Genome Biology and Medicine
Professor Brendan Frey
(University of Toronto)
10:30 AM Tech Talk: Intel
Topic:Intel and Intel Custom Foundry SerDes Overview
Dr. Aleksey Tyshchenko
(Senior Systems Engineer, Intel)
11:00 AM Info Talk: Hatchery
Topic: Entrepreneurship and the Hatchery
Joseph Orozco
(Executive Director, Hatchery; Adjunct Professor, CMTE)
11:15 AM Tech Talk: Compuware
Topic: The Next Generation of Application Performance Management
Daniel Pohanka, Compuware
11:30 AM Student Poster Presentation &
Industry Booth Session
(Bahen Atrium)
12:15 AM Networking Lunch &
Industry Booth Session
(Bahen Atrium)
Food and refreshments will be provided.
1:00 PM Tech Talk: Infinera
Topic: Infinera and its Advanced Technologies for 100G and Beyond
Dr. Yuejian Wu
(Director of ASIC development, Infinera)
Dr. David Krause
(Photonics Engineer, Infinera)
1:30 PM Info Talk: Mitacs
Topic: Facilitating Academic-Industrial Research Collaborations; Developing the Next Generation of Innovators
Dr. Fiona Cunningham
(Director, Business Development, Mitacs)
1:45 PM Tech Talk - Siemens
Topic: Digitizing the Modern Energy Grid: The Pressing Need for a Paradigm Shift
Kamyar Moghadam
(Senior Engineer & SmartGrid Business Development Manager, Siemens)
2:00 PM Tech Talk: Geotab
Topic: Telematics Technology and Geotab Company Overview
Maria Sotra
(Marketing Manager, Geotab)
2:15 PM Student Oral Presentations I
3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM Student Oral Presentations II
4:15 AM Tech Talk: Bionym
Topic: The Nymi and Your Identity
Dr. Karl Martin
(CEO of Bionym)
4:30 PM Info Talk: IEEE Toronto Section
Topic: IEEE - Connecting the World, Connecting You
Dr. Emanuel Istrate
(Chair, IEEE Toronto Section)
5:00 PM Panel Discussion
Topic: Academia & Industry Crossroads
Michael Galle (CEO of Inometrix Inc.),
Dr. Karl Martin (CEO of Bionym),
Dr. Inmar Givoni
(Senior Research Scientist, Kobo),
Professor Jason Anderson (U of T),
Professor Tony Chan Carusone (U of T),
Professor Natalie Enright Jerger (U of T)
Professor Stark Draper (U of T)
6:15 PM Closing Address
6:30 PM Awards Presentation &
Intel Networking Dinner Banquet
(Debates Room, Hart House)
Please bring your dinner ticket. Reception opens at 6:30 pm.


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