What is CAS?
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.
The IBM CAS Design team embraces diverse experiences and perspectives, reframes technical and social challenges, and launches meaningful engagement and transformation.
The IBM CAS Research team engages students and faculty in joint research projects with IBM product teams to shape industry-leading offerings, grow IBM market share, and advance academic research and publication. We currently support 51 joint academic-industry research projects associated with 73 different IBM products, involving 101 IBMers, 45 faculty and 80 graduate students. In advancing the thesis research of each student, these projects also generate publications, patents and IBM product contributions.
The IBM CAS Technology team applies IBM offerings and expertise to create learning opportunities and proof-of-concept solutions. Provide rapid and cost effective access to people, expertise and technology to build businesses/business solutions. Shared benefits of co-funding training via skills academy. IBM API calls deliver value.
2017 Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) Synergy Award Internationally Recognized
The TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award is presented annually to a team for outstanding and/or sustained contributions that stand as a model in the software engineering community of effective partnership between industry and universities. IBM CAS has initiated and sustained software engineering research partnerships for over 25 years. Our steady efforts with the CASCON annual conference fostered a large, diverse, and vibrant research community, leading to collaborative projects, innovative technology, joint publications, and influential consortia. These collective outcomes and individual perspectives are chronicled in a book that documents the lasting impact of the CAS ecosystem. This collaboration model influenced not only the Canadian software research and industrial landscape, but has been adopted in many CAS centers around the world.
2006 NSERC Leo Derikx Synergy Award for Innovation
Innovation paves the road to success in the new global economy. The Synergy Awards for Innovation were launched in 1995 by NSERC to recognize partnerships in natural sciences and engineering research and development (R&D) between universities and Canadian industry. Since their inception, the Awards have honoured the most outstanding achievements of these collaborations in the natural sciences and engineering. By working together, effective partnerships enrich the academic and research programs within Canadian post-secondary institutions while providing tangible benefits to Canadians. In 2006, CAS and 12 universities received an NSERC Leo Derikx Synergy Award at the awards ceremony in Winnipeg during CASCON. Research students, funded by CAS, worked together during the summer at IBM on their prototypes and the integration of their prototypes which allowed for rapid refinements and validation. Our partnership opened opportunities for faculty members to visit IBM and interact with students, other faculty and IBM employees. This synergy was very beneficial to the research, and demonstrated the values of the prestigious award.