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CASTLE 2021

May 10 - 14, 2021



The Center for Advanced Studies Technical Link Event (CASTLE) convenes and connects the Advanced Studies research community on an annual basis to exchange knowledge, share feedback, match grant application opportunities and foster cross-project collaboration. 

Contributing to over 50 projects across Canada, students, faculty and IBM product experts will have the opportunity to network with fellow research teams, attend workshops, meet with their Research Commercialization Leads and share learnings and progress. IBM employees and student interns are also welcome to take part and explore future research and education opportunities. 








CASCON x EVOKE 2021 - Call for papers



CASCON x EVOKE 2021, taking place November 22-26, is the premier industrial and academic conference for advanced studies in computer science and software engineering - sponsored by IBM Advanced Studies and EVOKE Foundation.

We invite high quality submissions of regular (10-page) and short (6-page) papers describing original and unpublished results. Conference proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library.

  • Abstract submission: June 1, 2021
  • Paper submission: June 8, 2021

Keep up with the latest CAS news



Carleton and IBM Partner in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science for a Future-Ready Workforce


Carleton University and IBM Canada announce a five-year multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement to enhance Carleton's Institute for Data Science and equip students for essential jobs in emerging digital careers such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science.




Crime and Cryptocurrency



Professor Guy-Vincent Jourdan from the University of Ottawa, his doctoral candidate Emad Badawi, and Dr. Iosif Viorel Onut from IBM Canada's Centre for Advanced Studies team up with an international think tank to uncover cyber scams before they claim victims.

IBM Advanced Studies Video Award

Project 1038: OMR in Resource Constrained Environments - MicroJIT for OMR


The winning video exemplifies the mission of IBM Center for Advanced Studies by delivering excellence in the demonstration of applied research, breaking barriers in understanding technology and exposing IBM communities to the potential of meaningful innovation.

Employing unique animations, an enthusiastic voice-over and a strong project overview, the video is approachable from the perspective of a non-technical audience and captures the research problem and solution in a powerful way. It builds in its explanation of the project, keeps viewers engaged with quality production and presents a homely and shareable feel.

The work of collaborating students, professors and IBM product experts stands out among 40+ video submissions and testifies to the power of accessible content delivery. 

Advancing Innovation

Collaboration is the key to our success

We help IBM product teams engage with students and faculty in joint academic-industry projects that promote innovation within IBM's offerings and in published academic research.

We currently have 60 joint academic-industry research projects associated with 105 IBM products, and involving 124 IBMers, 60 faculty and 129 students . In advancing the thesis research of each student, these projects generate publications, patents and IBM product contributions.

CAS AWARDS 2020
Every year, IBM Canada Advanced Studies recognizes the most outstanding research projects that exemplify drive for innovation, collaboration and forward thinking research.
These awards at presented at our annual CASCON x EVOKE academic tech conference‚ÄĒa space to engage and learn with a community of software developers, researchers, students, academics, decision-makers and IBMers.