Arvind Gupta is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and a founder of Palette. He has served as President and Vice- Chancellor of UBC, and was the founder as well as the CEO and Scientific Director of Mitacs Inc., Arvind has published extensively on computational genomics and national innovation and industrial strategies.
Arvind has a record of accomplishment for initiatives that successfully enhance workforce skills. At Mitacs he pioneered graduate research internships, a program that interweaves Canadian graduate education with societal needs at more than 1,000 civil society partners. He was also instrumental in creating the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) and the Banff International Research Station (BIRS). He is a Senior Fellow of the Brookfield Institute and serves on the Boards of the India-Canada Research Centre of Excellence (IC-IMPACTS), BIRS, the Fields Institute, and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute.