Arvind Gupta Professor University of Toronto

Arvind Gupta has served as President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC and Scientific Director of Mitacs Inc. His research focuses on theoretical computer science, computational genomics and national innovation strategies. He was instrumental in creating Mitacs, the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), the Banff International Research Station (BIRS), and Palette Skills Inc. He serves on the Boards of IC-IMPACTS, BIRS, Simpson Centre, and Digital Health Circle. He served as a lead for the Federal Innovation Agenda, sat on the Federal blue-ribbon innovation panel (Jenkins panel), served on the national Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC), and was a member of BC’s Food Security Task Force.