Oct 2 - Research Lab Presentation

Join several SFU faculty members to learn about some of the labs and research conducted at SIAT.

Professor Steve DiPaola


Steve DiPaola, active as an artist and a scientist is past director of the Cognitive Science Program at SFU, and leads the iVizLab (ivizlab.sfu.ca), a research lab that strives to make computational systems bend more to the human experience by incorporating biological, cognitive and behavior knowledge models. He has held leadership positions at leading edge companies including Electronic Arts, and Saatchi Innovation. His digital artwork his shown internationally including the MOMA, MIT Museum, The Smithsonian and Whitney Museum of Art.

Professor Philippe Pasquier


Philippe Pasquier research creative processes and generative systems. He is a scientist specialized in artificial intelligence, a multidisciplinary artist, an educator, and a community builder. His contributions range from theoretical research in multi-agent systems, computational creativity, creative AI and machine learning, to applied artistic research and practice in digital art, computer music, and generative art. Philippe is an associate professor in Simon Fraser University School for Interactive Arts and Technology, in Vancouver, where he directs the Metacreation Lab for Creative AI.  

Philippe's artistic work has been shown in prominent venues on all five continents, including at Ars Electronica (Austria), Les Bains Numériques (France), Centre Pompidou (France), Earzoom festival (Slovenia), GMEA (France), IRCAM (France), ISEA2012 (Turkey), ISEA2014 (Dubai), ISEA2016 (Honk Kong), ISEA2017 (Columbia), Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (Canada), Mutek Festival (Canada), Plus One Gallery (USA), Space One (Korea), Sydney Biennale (Australia), Vooruit (Belgium), and ZKM (Germany), ICST (Switzerland).

Philippe was founding chair and investigator of the International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME), the MUME concerts series, the International ACM Conference on Movement and Computation (MOCO), and was the director of the Vancouver edition of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA2015). He has co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed contributions presented in the most rigorous scientific venues.

Philippe's projects have gained support and recognition from more than 20 scientific or cultural institutions including the Canadian Council for the Arts (CCA), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) the French Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the European Community, the Australian Research Council and the Australian Council for the Arts.