UBC computer science professor Arvind Gupta has been appointed to a national, independent expert panel tasked with soliciting the advice of Canadians and business leaders on how the federal government can support business research and development (R&D).
The panel will review all existing federal support for business R&D to determine how support could be enhanced to ensure federal investments are delivering maximum results for Canadians.
The R&D review expert panel is composed of six eminent Canadians chosen for their experience in business, academia and government as well as their knowledge of R&D and innovation practices and policies.
Gupta is CEO and scientific director of MITACS, the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems, based at UBC. He is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery, the European association of theoretical computer science, IEEE, and a Fellow of the Advanced Systems Institute.