IBM Advanced Studies(CAS) is a system of engagement for academic collaboration with IBM. We network IBMers with a community of students, researchers, educators, change makers and entrepreneurs to attract ideas, talent, partners and clients to IBM. Together, we explore technical and social challenges around emerging architectures that will define business and computing for the next quarter century.

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Every year CAS recognizes the best project, faculty fellow, student and collaborator by giving out the following awards


Project of the Year

CAS Project 921
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Faculty Fellow of the Year

Dr. Christopher Anand


Student of the Year

Yu Zhao


Collaborator of the Year

Michael Dawson
Kishor Patil(on behalf of Michael Dawson)


May 8 - 9, 2018
Training Centre, IBM Canada Lab, 8200 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON L6G 1C7

CASTLE stands for Centre for Advanced Studies Technical Link Event, and it aims to align all the current funded projects, foster cross-project collaboration, and match grant application opportunities. CASTLE is a closed-door event that demonstrates our technical commitment to collaborative research projects. Research teams will be able to meet their RCLs and network with other researchers while gaining valuable knowledge for their research projects.

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October 29 - 31, 2018
Hilton Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON L6G 1A5

Hosted by IBM Advanced Studies, the Community for Advanced Studies Conference (CASCON) is the largest software engineering conference in Canada, with average attendance around 1000. CASCON is a full academic conference with 17 years of annual proceedings published in the Association of Computing Machinery digital library. Through keynotes, paper presentations, workshops and exhibits, CASCON brings top researchers, students and industry professionals together to promote joint research in computer science and software engineering.

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November 1, 2018
Training Centre, IBM Canada Lab, 8200 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON L6G 1C7

The CAS University Day is an invaluable event for collaborations amongst IBM key stakeholders and top tier professors from universities across Canada to brainstorm/discuss research topics and interests that will most likely be submitted as research proposals in the following year. It is an IBM Confidential event and is by invitation only.