Four VISTA Core Members earn York Research Chair appointments

Four VISTA researchers will join the York Research Chairs (YRC) program, York University’s internal counterpart to the national Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, which recognizes outstanding researchers.

Sarah Howe, director of Innovation York and VISTA Leadership Committee member, wins 2017 President’s Leadership Award

The Award recognizes contributions that go beyond the published requirements of a position – performance levels that foster a high level of professionalism and usually extend beyond an individual department into the University community at large.

Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology website launched

Sensorium is a research centre for creative inquiry and experimentation at the intersection of the media arts, performance and digital culture. It is also a VISTA partner organized research unit and has a number of VISTA members.

Matthew Tesfaldet, graduate student of Marcus Brubaker, joins Vector Institute Postgraduate Affiliate Program

Lassonde School of Engineering Teaching Assistant and master’s student Matthew Tesfaldet has been named a member of the inaugural cohort of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence‘s Postgraduate Affiliate Program.

Techvibes article by Core Member Marcus Brubaker on the cross-discipline approach to push AI research

"Every time a researcher and practitioner considers their next project, I challenge them to ask themselves a simple question: Is this really the most impact you can have? If it’s not, then keep pushing the boundaries."

VISTA Core Member Graham Wakefield creates extraordinary art installation in Korea

Last October, York University Professor Graham Wakefield, Canada Research Chair in Interactive Information Visualization, contributed to an art exhibit at South Korea’s Seoul Museum of Art.

VISTA Core Member Jianhong Wu awarded $2.6 million by Sanofi Pasteur and NSERC to combat infectious diseases with Math

Major new research initiative will develop mathematical techniques to identify populations most susceptible to infectious diseases and enable manufacturers to produce cost-effective vaccines that can be deployed quickly.

VISTA associate member Jimmy Huang named distinguished member by the Association for Computing Machinery

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named York University Professor Jimmy Huang a 2017 Distinguished Member for his innovative accomplishments in a cutting-edge, technical field.

Lassonde professors, including 2 VISTA Core Members, earn more than $2.2M in Discovery Grants

Professors at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering, including VISTA Core Member Michael Brown and Marcus Brubaker, have been awarded Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Scientific Director of VISTA explains discovery that may help patients with brain damage

Canada Research Chair discovers how the brain remembers visual targets relative to other visible landmarks. This work could help those with brain damage.