Ontario Advanced Research Computing Congress Will Bring World-Class ARC Researchers and Talent to Toronto

May 03, 2018

By: Carolyn Fell, Compute Ontario,  Director, Communications & Stakeholder Relations

Hosted by Compute Ontario, the Ontario Advanced Research Computing Congress (OARCC) will bring together leading research talent with industry disruptors and decision-makers to showcase some of Canada's most revolutionary data science research.

Keynote highlights include University of Ottawa's André Longtin, who along with his research partner Leonard Maler, were the recipients of the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering for their ground-breaking research on the study of neural codes and its underlying features related to the operation of the brain. Vector Institute President and CEO, Dr. Garth Gibson will deliver a keynote on Canada's opportunity to become a global leading for advancing AI research and development. Mr. Nizar Ladak, Compute Ontario's President & CEO will investigate how Canada's vast geography and rich history reveals surprising insights and parallels to the current challenges faced by the ARC sector.

OARCC will bring together some of Ontario and Canada's most influential leaders in the advanced research computing ecosystem, including ICES, Ontario Brain Institute, research hospitals, Vector Institute, SOSCIP, and CIFAR. Through engaging and interactive panels, workshops and research presentations, guests will have an opportunity to learn about the latest data science research trends across all sectors important to Canada – from health to smart cities, environmental and climate change research and more. From established researchers to emerging next-generation talent, OARCC will offer a rare panoramic view of the future of ARC in Canada.

For more information or to register, visit http://ontarioarccongress.ca/.

About Compute Ontario: As a central hub, Compute Ontario has a pivotal role in the province's Advanced Research Computing and Big Data Strategy. Our consortia provide access to comprehensive Advanced Research Computing resources, including High Performance Computing or super computers – the largest and most powerful computers and networks, designed to solve the world's most complex problems.

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