OCANA CoLab (Optimization, Convex Analysis and Nonsmooth Analysis Collaborative Laboratory)

The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, British Columbia
What the facility does

Mathematical optimization and collaboration.

Areas of expertise

OCANA CoLab is part of the Centre for Optimization, Convex Analysis and Nonsmooth Analysis (COCANA), which performs fundamental research in convex and nonsmooth analysis and transfers the results to industry by solving practical industrial problems with a focus on commercial applications. COCANA researchers are mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers who apply state-of-the-art optimization techniques to solve real-life problems and provide our industrial partners an edge over their competition. OCANA CoLab allows research collaboration on-site or remotely. We routinely host seminars with researchers participating from the Pacific Northwest and abroad (e.g. Newcastle, Australia).

Research services

Mathematical optimization, mathematical analysis

Sectors of application
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Professional and technical services (including legal services, architecture, engineering)

Specialized lab




72” Smart Boards linked to enterprise video conferencing (2)

Advanced visualization and video conferencing


SMART Board interactive display frames (2)

72” and 52”