Dr. Fred Popowich
 
 

Fred Popowich received his PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1989, and since then has been a faculty member in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, where he is also Associate Director Research and Industrial Relations, and Director of the SFU Professional Masters in Big Data. He is the President of the Canadian Network for Visual Analytics (CANVAC) and Founding Director of the Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics, a joint initiative of Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. At SFU, he is also an Associate Member of the Department of Linguistics, and an Associate Member (and past director) of the Cognitive Science Program.  At Dalhousie University, he is an Adjunct of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


He is an active in technology commercialization,  and was co-founder, president, COO and then CTO of Axonwave Software. He is currently on the Management Committee of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (IRMACS) a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Computer Research Institute of Montreal, and the SFU Representative for Canada’s Big Data Consortium.

Professor, Computing Science

Affiliations

  1. -International Characters Inc., including ICgrep

  2. -co-founder: LoaPostSweetlightning


Contact Information

  1. -email: popowich at sfu dot ca

  2. -phone: +1 (778) 782-4193


News

  1. -Public lectures for SFU President’s  Dream Colloquium on Engaging Big Data (January - April), including Edward Snowden on April 5.

  2. -Follow @fredpopowich on twitter