Marina Gavrilova

Dr. Prof. Marina Gavrilova


Acting Associate Dean (Research)

Faculty of Science , Office of the Dean

Associate Head (Research and Strategic Planning)

Faculty of Science , Department of Computer Science

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-5105


Office: ICT709

I'm looking for...

Learning opportunities

Interested MSc and PhD applicants can reach out with their CV and GoogleScholar links, a statement that describes how they plan to contribute to the lab research, and e-mail title "BTLab Application"


Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science, University of Calgary, 1999

M.S. Computer Science, Lomonosov State University, 1993


Areas of Research

Biometrics and Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Information Fusion, Privacy and Security, Digital Human, Smart Society, Trustworthy AI

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
CPSC 699 A Research Methodology in Cpsc Fall
CPSC 699 B Research Methodology in Cpsc Winter


  • Outstanding Career Life-time Achievement Award, Computer Graphics International . 2022
  • Killam Annual Professorship Award , Killam Trust . 2022
  • The Order of the University of Calgary , The University of Calgary. 2021
  • U Make a Difference Award, The University of Calgary. 2018
  • GREAT Supervisor Award , The University of Calgary. 2020
  • GREAT Supervisor Award, The University of Calgary. 2017
  • Distinguished Killam Doctoral Scholarship Alumni , KILLAM Trust. 2016
  • UofC Senator Alumni, University of Calgary. 2012
  • MITACS / National Museum of Civilization Exhibition Award, MITACS. 2011
  • Woman of Distinction, Wisdom and Resilience Award, The University of Calgary. 2007
  • World Scientific Bestselling Author, World Scientific Publishers. 2007
  • Founder and Scientific Chair, ICCSA Conference Series, ICCSA. 2005
  • Young Innovator Award, Canadian Foundation for Innovation. 2003
  • PIMS Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Fellow, 1998
  • Honorary Award from Killam Trust, 1997
  • Honorary Killam Memorial Scholarship, 1997
  • Diploma with Honours, 1993
  • Killam Annual Professorship, The Killam Trust. 2022
  • Research Excellence Chair Trustworthy and Explainable AI, The University of Calgary. 2023


  • Multimodal Biometrics and Intelligent Image Processing for Security Systems. Marina L. Gavrilova and Maruf Monwar. IGI. 320 pages Hardcover Book. (2012)
  • Computational Intelligence: A Geometry-Based Approach. Marina Gavrilova. Book Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer-Verlag. 312 pages, Hardcover Book. (2009)
  • Image Pattern Recognition: Synthesis and Analysis in Biometrics. Book Series on Machine Perception and Artificial Intelligence, World Scientific . 423 pages, Hardcover, Bestseller of the Month September 2007 World Scientific. (2007)