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Chen Greif
Professor Chen Greif

Thank you to our alumni, staff, students, volunteers, local industry partners and sponsors, and our distinguished award winners for making UBC Computer Science 50th Anniversary such a success! The 50th Anniversary year kicked off May 11 & 12, 2018 with a weekend full of inspirational talks and the opportunity for all to reconnect. We celebrated and recognized our finest at a dinner and awards ceremony and had the pleasure of introducing Dr. Margo Seltzer as the joint Chairholder of the Cheriton Family Chair in Computer Science and the Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems.

We will continue to celebrate and engage with the broader community in thinking critically about the opportunities and challenges that computing presents in the next 50 years. Over the next year we will host additional distinguished lecturers, panel discussions, alumni networking events and industry hosted student lectures culminating in a final year-end celebration in May 2019.

We look forward to seeing you throughout this milestone year.

Professor Chen Greif, Head, Department of Computer Science

Schedule of Upcoming Events

(Check back often for updates)

2018

September

  • CS 50th Anniversary Alumni/Industry Lecture

    Speaker: Reid Holmes, UBC Computer Science Associate Professor
    Title: Measuring and Maintaining Software Quality
    Date: Thurs. September 27, 2018
    Time: 6 - 7:30pm. Networking starts at 6 pm, talk begins at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
    Location: ACL, 14th Floor, 980 Howe Street, Vancouver (map)
    Cost: Free Register Now

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October

  • CS 50th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture - TBC

November

  • CS 50th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture

    Speaker: Dr. Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College
    Title: Meeting the Demand for Computational Skills
    Date: Thurs. November 15, 2018
    Time: 5:30 - 7pm
    Location: TBA
    Cost: Free (No registration needed)

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  • CS 50th Anniversary Alumni/Industry Lecture

    Speaker: Farshad Abasi, Co-Founder/Director of Application and Cloud Security, Mirai Security Inc.
    Title: Securing Modern API and Services/MicroServices-based Applications By Design
    Date: Thurs. November 22, 2018
    Time: 6 - 7:30 pm. Networking starts at 6 pm, talk begins at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
    Location: ACL, 14th Floor, 980 Howe Street, Vancouver (map)
    Cost: Free Register Now

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  • CS 50th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture

    Speaker: Dr. Michael J. Black, Managing Director, Perceiving Systems, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
    Title: The Digital Body: Capturing, Modelling and Animating Realistic 3D Humans
    Date: Thurs. November 29, 2018
    Time: 3:30 - 5pm
    Location: Hugh Dempster Building (6245 Agronomy Rd), Room 110 (map)
    Cost: Free (No registration needed)

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  • CS Alumni Pub Night - TBC

2019

January

  • CS 50th Anniversary Alumni/Industry Lecture - TBC
  • UBC Technical Career Fair - TBC

February

  • CS 50th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture

    Speaker: Mike Bostock, Github
    Title: Visualization
    Date: Thurs. Feb. 7, 2019
    Time: 3:30 - 5pm
    Location: Hugh Dempster Building (6245 Agronomy Rd), Room 110 (map)
    Cost: Free (No registration needed)

  • CS 50th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture

    Speaker: Ranjit Jhala, Professor, Computer Science Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California
    Title: Software security
    Date: Thurs. Feb. 14, 2019
    Time: 3:30 - 5pm
    Location: Hugh Dempster Building (6245 Agronomy Rd), Room 110 (map)
    Cost: Free (No registration needed)

March

  • CS 50th Anniversary Alumni/Industry Lecture - TBC

May

  • CS 50th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture

    Speaker: David Patterson, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley
    Title: Computer Architecture, Parallel Computing
    Date: Thurs. May 16, 2019
    Time: TBA
    Location: TBA
    Cost: Free (No registration needed)

Thank you to our CS 50th Anniversary Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

Microsoft

Silver Sponsors

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
Huawei

Bronze Sponsors

Best Buy
UBC Data Science Institute
1QBit
UBC - Designing for People

Our CS50th May 11/12 Reception, Dinner, & Wine Sponsors

50th Anniversary May 12 Dinner Sponsor

Traction on Demand

50th Anniversary May 12 Dinner
Wine Sponsor

Tasktop

50th Anniversary May11/12
Cocktail Receptions Sponsor

Visier

If you would like to explore sponsorship of additional CS 50th events through to May 2019, please contact
Sandra Hunt
sandra.hunt@ubc.ca

UBC Computer Science 50th Anniversary
Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence in Research, Learning, and Innovation
2018-2019