CASA group photo 2020
The University of New Brunswick’s Centre for Advanced Studies–Atlantic (CAS–Atlantic) conducts research aimed at advancing the performance and concurrency of software executing on multicore systems. Innovations are explored in the context of real-world applications through our industry partnerships, with large and small companies. Working in joint research relationships with commercial partners, valuable insights are discovered that might not be encountered in the university classroom environment alone.
Located on the UNB Fredericton campus, CAS–Atlantic began in 2011 with a mandate of promoting and cultivating collaborative research between IBM and their business partners with the University of New Brunswick. In partnership with IBM business units dedicated to research, development, and services, CAS–Atlantic provided (and continues to provide) UNB with a window that spans a relevant cross-section of the corporation. Similar relationships have now been established with additional partners.
Students in CAS–Atlantic find that they are not just students; they are colleagues, collaborators and friends—life-long connections are established. Many graduates join local start-ups and feed this region's young businesses. Resources are available within UNB and the local community for entrepreneurial students to found their own companies. Other graduates have joined leading companies (including IBM) here in New Brunswick, across Canada, and around the world. Students work closely with extraordinary professors, using state-of-the-art resources (such as an IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II Mainframe) and collaborate with other students and industry partners. Funding is available to support top graduate students undertaking thesis research at UNB Fredericton.
CAS–Atlantic’s founding project, Accelerating Java Using Massive Multicore Systems, engaged more than 40 students, researchers and faculty and has produced numerous disclosures of invention, patents, journal publications, conference papers, PhD and Master’s theses, technical reports, posters and invited talks.
New projects are underway or in development. Currently, we are working with IBM Canada Ltd. on four additional projects, as well as Huawei Technologies Canada, NB Power, Siemens Canada, Emera, NS Power, 45 Drives Inc., and Eyesover Technologies Inc.