Thursday, May 17 – 11:30 a.m.
With more than 100 R&D projects in data science underway, SOSCIP has developed a strong reputation in building industry-academic collaborations that deliver high impact outcomes important for Canadians. SOSCIP’s Executive Director Dr. Jennifer MacLean will lead this panel, investigating the role of industrial-academic partnerships in delivering innovation in Ontario and across Canada. The panel will examine multiple perspectives from across the ARC ecosystem to gain an understanding on how R&D collaborative partnerships can deliver wide-ranging outcomes crucial to economic growth – from developing a skilled workforce to delivering new technologies and remaining competitive in an increasingly data-driven world.
Moderator: Dr. Jennifer MacLean
Executive Director, SOSCIP
Dr. MacLean is well-known among the advanced computing research community as a seasoned partnership builder with a passion for business innovation and high quality Canadian research. Joining SOSCIP in Sept. 2016 as Operations Manager, Dr. MacLean is responsible for launching 50 active collaborative Research and Development projects and providing dedicated partnership expertise to help academic researchers and their industrial partners meet significant milestones. As Executive Director of SOSCIP, Dr. MacLean is determined to expand on SOSCIP’s legacy; helping academic and industry researchers deliver meaningful outcomes to the province of Ontario.
PhD Candidate, Western University
Kimberley Adamek is a PhD student at Western University with a bachelors and masters in architecture from the University of Waterloo. Kimberley works with Professor Girma Bitsuamlak in the wind engineering field to study adaptive architectural forms and progressive aerodynamics using experimental methods and high performance computing. Her work looks at the city as an organism and attempts to identify how one building relates to another through the air.
Dr. Anwar Haque
Assistant Professor, Western University
Dr. Anwar Haque is a faculty member in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario. His research interest lie in the area of next generation Internet and smart services. Prior to joining Western, Dr. Haque spent fifteen years of his career in Canadian Telecom industry. His effort and leadership in promoting high value research projects partnering with industry, Universities, and Govt funding agencies led to many industry-academia success stories. Dr. Haque is also appointed as an industry Expert in Residence in the faculty of Science at Western.
Commercialization Partnerships, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
Dr. Domenico Santoro
Senior Research Scientist, Trojan Technologies; Research Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario
Domenico Santoro completed his BSc/MSc in Environmental Engineering at the University of Rome, La Sapienza (Italy) in 2001 specializing in water treatment. In 2005, he received his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Department of Environmental Engineering & Sustainability at the Technical University of Bari (Italy), spending a year as Visiting Research Engineer at Drexel University (USA) to develop CFD models for wastewater disinfection process analysis.
Currently, Dr. Santoro holds a dual appointment as Senior Research Scientist at Trojan Technologies (London, ON – Canada) and Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario. His main interests include the development of novel water treatment processes and technologies, with focus on resource recovery from wastewater and holistic water resource management. He has also been very active in initiating and leading research collaborations at global scale working with partners from Canada, Europe, China, Australia and USA. His pioneering work on alternative disinfectants paved the way for the adoption of PAA as environmentally-friendly disinfectant for wastewater disinfection and reuse.