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Booth Research and Innovation Cluster

About BRIC

BRIC, an abbreviation for Booth Research and Innovation Cluster, imbibes McMaster’s vision and mission of Impact, Ambition and Transformation through Excellence, Inclusion and Community: Advancing Human and Societal Health and Well-being. BRIC is a one stop shop for industry and community for their innovation challenges in the areas of AI/ML, Computational modeling, Biotechnology, eHealth, Environmental Excellence Robotics, and Automation. Our projects have a strong components of ethics, sustainability and social responsibility.

Our Guiding Principle:  At BRIC we collaborate, innovate; and disseminate, with Excellence as the sole benchmark.

BRIC for the Society – In collaborating with a BRIC member, the community and industry/government partners will have access to diverse expertise and resources that BRIC can provide. Engaging with BRIC will help the partners explore and solve more challenging problems that require long-term financial and personnel commitments. This could happen by leveraging industry commitments with government and non-government funding opportunities.

BRIC for a Faculty –BRIC helps its members utilize the existing mechanism of building partnership with community members, evolve such relationships and entrench it via long-term commitments to solve larger problems. BRIC serves as a valuable support system to establish impactful research programs offering a diverse set of expertise to do society-focused multi-disciplinary research.

BRIC for a Student – Solving the community, government and industry partners’ problems, participating in the BRIC symposiums and clubs, and contributing to the bulletin, students can participate in a work-immersive environment, and have a transformational learning experience that will advance their careers.

Team

Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Greter Amelia Ortega Rodriguez

Syed Rahin Ahmed

Herlys Viltres Cobas

Gaganpreet Sidhu

Current Students

Ramavtar Tyagi (PhD)

Amirmesoud Lanjan (PhD)

Hadi Mehrtash. (MASc)

Ana Gomez Cardoso (MASc)

Simran Sandhu (MEng)

Masoodhur Rehman (MEng)

Vignesh Natarajan (MEng)

Abinaya Sankarakumarv (MEng)

Symposium

 

Schedule for 2021 BRIC Symposium

Download PDF of Schedule

Participating delegates: please check your e-mail inbox, including spam/junk folder for the Zoom links. If you have not yet received the Zoom links, please email sept-bric@mcmaster.ca

Call for Abstracts

The BRIC Symposium is sponsored by the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, and delegates can attend the event at no cost.

Access the Call for Abstracts Here

Access the BRIC Extended Abstract Template Here

Submit your abstract to septbric@mcmaster.ca by Wednesday 07 July 2021

 

Keynote speakers

Lucy CasaciaMs. Lucy Casacia
Vice President Smart Solutions at WSP Canada

Dr. Tom MuradDr. Tom Murad
          Country Lead - Engineering & Technical Excellence, Siemens Mobility

The annual BRIC symposium is a forum sponsored by BRIC to help its members disseminate and interact with the community and industry partners.

The 1st annual BRIC Symposium on the theme of Technology and Society will be a virtual event on July 28, 2021.  The symposium will feature invited talks from leading researchers, interleaved with a series of ignite presentations. All submitted abstracts will be published as part of the symposium proceedings.

Program details will be uploaded soon. If you have any additional questions, you can write to the symposium chairs at septbric@mcmaster.ca.

Bulletin

The Annual BRIC Bulletin is an avenue for the researchers to share their latest findings in the areas of AI/ML, Computational modeling, Biotechnology, eHealth, Environmental Excellence, Robotics, and Automation. In addition to disseminating the research and innovation in these areas, the bulletin also highlights the strides taken by BRIC members in community engagements, and notable achievements.

You can write to the editors at septbric@mcmaster.ca to submit your article in the bulletin.

Events

Upcoming Events

1. The 1st annual BRIC Symposium on the theme of Technology and Society will be a virtual event on July 28, 2021. The symposium will feature invited talks from leading researchers, interleaved with a series of ignite presentations. All submitted abstracts will be published as part of the symposium proceedings. Please visit the symposium tab for further details.

2. The 1stBRIC Bulletin will be launched in August 2021 with some spotlights, a feature article, and other research related information.

Contact Us

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON Canada, L8S 4L8
Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20293
Email: septbric@mcmaster.ca