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.


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, Toronto Metropolitan 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
Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering


Lukasz Golab, University of Waterloo
Associate Professor, Management Sciences and Canada Research Chair


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


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


Tom Doyle, McMaster University
Professor, Faculty of Engineering


Christine Baes, University of Guelph
Associate Professor, Animal Biosciences


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
Research Scientist, IBM Canada Innovation Team


Girma Bitsuamlak, Western University
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Wind Engineering


Stephen Timms, IBM Canada
Business and Operations Executive, IBM Canada Innovation Team


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


William Pourmajidi, Lambton College
IT and Technology Researcher, Applied Research and Innovation Department


Juna Kollmeier, University of Toronto
Director, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics


Osama Hamzeh, St. Clair College
Faculty, Zekelman School of Business and Information Technology


Ignac Kolenko, Conestoga College
Executive Director, Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Recycling Technologies (SMART) Centre