Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship

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Dereck Toker

UBC Computer Science PhD student Dereck Toker is the 2014 recipient of the Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship.  Supervised by Professor Cristina Conati, Dereck is currently working on creating personalized visualizations of complex data that adapt to the users’ specific needs, taking a multi-disciplinary approach that involves computer science, statistical analysis, and perceptual psychology.

Motion Metrics International is an ICICS-incubated company founded by President and CEO Shahram Tafazoli in the late 1990s after completing his PhD in ECE at UBC. Now internationally successful, the company provides integrated sensing equipment to the open-pit mining sector.