Dr. McIver, a computer scientist, is a graduate of Morehouse College, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Colorado. His graduate research was in database systems. His work has focused on the design and development of information and communications technology (ICT) and finding ways to apply mobile technology to help solve critical social problems. His work applies to many sectors, including health care, education, transportation, retail, resource development and manufacturing.
New Brunswick Community College’s Mobile First Technology Initiative
The New Brunswick Community College's Mobile First Technology Initiative (MFTi) provides applied research and experimental development services to private and public sector entities in New Brunswick. MFTi’s work includes the design of mobile systems that help to educate people about health and wellness issues and enable them to participate in the management of their own health and safety. Past projects include the NBCC Wellbeing app (available in the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App store) and the design of mobile systems for senior care with Senior Watch Inc. MFTi recently obtained a patent on an accessibility device for mobile phones. MFTi may be an ideal collaborator for NB SPOR members who require the development or evaluation of mobile systems.
MFTi’s principal support comes from a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada – Industrial Research Chair for Colleges grant, with additional financial and in-kind support from industrial partners IGT, T4G, Technology Venture Corporation, Mariner Partners, Accreon, and Stellar Learning Strategies. William McIver Jr., PhD (Bill), the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mobile First Technology at NBCC, directs the MFTi.