The Mu Lab was formed in the fall of 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic. We meet for the odd (socially distant) park meeting…
…but generally stick to the virtual space…
We share a physical space with the Machine Intelligence & Biocomputing (MIB) Lab in Queen’s University’s Goodwin Hall. It’s still slowly being pieced together, but is coming along as things gradually open up in between waves of pandemic.
Due to the nature of our research, we have shared access to the growing collection of deep learning resources many of the labs (including ours) have been building at the Queen’s School of Computing. Here’s a sneak peak at the first spun up:
Another key aspect of our work requires high-performance single-threaded computation and simulation. For this, we have a set of 16 machines up and running:
A number of collaborations are currently under-way, and this will bring an assortment of robotic testbeds to the Mu Lab. Stay tuned!
Members of the Mu Lab come from several places across the world. To better understand the legacy of those who cared, and continue to care, for this land before us, we (as a lab) collectively and intentionally educate ourselves on the history and status of the lands we grew up on and those we now call home. For the existing lab members, these include the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Abenaki Ndakinna, Hiawatha First Nation, Mi’kmaq Eskikewa’kik, Squamish Nation, Anishinabek Nation, and Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We are humbled by the rich history and ongoing traditions of the original stewards of the lands we have, and now do, live on. The lab itself is located on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory, and we are committed to continuing our journey to educate ourselves on the ongoing and past colonial actions of where we are and how we might turn this understanding into meaningful action.