Sean Wagner is a research scientist with the IBM Canada Research and Development Centre. He earned his B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Toronto. Sean specializes in high-performance computer hardware and architecture (reconfigurable and heterogeneous systems in particular), and has carried out research in photonics, nanofabrication, and communications systems. In his work with SOSCIP (www.soscip.org), he provides technical leadership to the research consortium and it's industry/academic collaborative research projects, helping researchers use SOSCIP's advanced IBM high-performance computing platforms. With research partners at SOSCIP member institutions, Dr. Wagner has helped with the development of numerous projects including accelerating real-time fMRI analysis for neuroscience applications, and accelerating photodynamic cancer therapy planning software.