Margo Seltzer appointed Canada 150 Research Chair, Computer Systems

Harvard professor Margo Seltzer will join UBC as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems and the Cheriton Family Chair in Computer Science in September 2018, a position that comes with $1 million in federal funding per year for seven years. Seltzer is currently a computer science professor and director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard. As a researcher, Seltzer delves into problems that are fundamental to how computer systems work, with past research funded by prominent tech companies like Google, Microsoft, IBM, NetApp, and Oracle.

The Canada 150 Research Chairs Program will invest $117.6 million to enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. It provides Canadian institutions with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally based scholars and researchers to Canada.

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