Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of representatives from each of the consortium member organizations, and co-chaired by representatives from University of Toronto and Western University.

When collaborative research proposals are submitted to SOSCIP, the SAC is responsible for reviewing, evaluating and approving proposals, as well as determining and approving the allocation of SOSCIP resources. After research projects are approved, the SAC regularly checks in and reviews projects progress.

SAC members are listed below.


Michael Bauer, Western University
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Co-Chair, SOSCIP Scientific Advisory Committee


Christopher Yip, University of Toronto
Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Co-Chair, SOSCIP Scientific Advisory Committee


Carlisle Adams, University of Ottawa
Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Mehdi Kargar, Ryerson University
Assistant Professor, Information Technology Management


Vida Movahedi, Seneca College
School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology


James Green, Carleton University
Associate Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering


Vic DiCiccio, University of Waterloo
Research Professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science


Hendrick de Haan, Ontario Tech University
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science


Farhana Zulkernine, Queen’s University
Assistant Professor, School of Computing


Vacant, OCAD University


Ue-Li Pen, University of Toronto
Professor and Director, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics


Tom Doyle, McMaster University
Professor, Faculty of Engineering


Vacant, University of Guelph


Ian Hamilton, Wilfrid Laurier University
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Ziad Kobti, University of Windsor
Professor and Director, School of Computer Science


Sean Wagner, IBM Canada Limited
Research Scientist, IBM Canada Research and Development Centre


David Tweddell, Western University
Director, Research Development


Paul Gulyas, IBM Canada
Innovation and Business Development


Michael Haslam, York University
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics