Research Showcase


Learn how Canadian researchers are contributing to  Canada’s global economic competitiveness by exploiting big data and big compute to make discoveries and transform them into products, services and processes that improve the lives of Canadians and help us to understand the world around us.

Advanced research computing is the most exciting transformation to the research and innovation sector since the dawn of computing.  Compute Canada systems and experts are helping researchers accelerate some amazing advances in  areas such as  advanced materials and manufacturing, the treatment of  disease, managing and maximizing the exploitation of natural resources, predicting weather events and understanding societal trends. Compute Canada  serves a continuously growing number of world-class Canadian researchers and their industrial, national and international partners, as well as every major science program and investment in Canada.

Biology research


Roland Santos Computer Systems Specialist for IT Operations and High Performance Computing BC Cancer Agency’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre 


Impact Biomechanics

Dr. Duane Cronin builds virtual human body models that give insight into what happens in accidents, what types of injuries occur, and how to prevent them. 

Neuroinformatics Research Compute Canada Dr Stephen Stother


Dr. Stephen Strother sets up neuroinformatics frameworks to speed up the translation of imaging neuroscience for clinical studies of brain disorders  

Astrophysics research Compute Canada


Dr. Alexei Razoumov creates three-dimensional numerical models of galaxy formation, supernovae and other phenomena.  

Ross Dickson Computational Computing

Computational Consulting

Ross Dickson is here to help researchers do their work faster, more effectively and more efficiently. 


Literary Criticism

Dr. Susan Brown enhances digital tools to harness the power of computers for critical literary and historical research.  

Data Storage research Compute Canada

Data Storage

Dr. Whitehead and Dr. Plumer use advanced computing to find new ways to pack more data storage into smaller spaces. 

STACEY WETMORE computational research health


Dr. Stacey Wetmore explores the reactions between DNA and various harmful chemicals to understand how DNA is damaged. 

Josef ZWANIGER Optics research


Dr. Zwanziger’s laboratory is developing new glassy materials with far-sighted implications. 

Oceanography research


Dr. Katja Fennel develops and applies realistic numerical models of the physical, chemical and biological changes occurring in coastal marine ecosystems  

Dr. Nikolas Provatas - condensed matter physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Dr. Nikolas Provatas uses computer modelling and simulations to understand how to design better materials and products from the atomic scale up.  

Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell Humanities researcher


Dr. Rockwell’s group develops tools that make it easier for scholars to identify patterns in texts of disciplines such as history, philosophy and literature.  

Aeronautics research


Dr. Fassi Kafyeke is finding ways to manufacture planes that are quieter, lighter and more fuel efficient.