UBC Computer Science Welcomes Four Assistant Professors

UBC Computer Science welcomes the latest additions to our department, four new assistant professors.

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Tenure-Stream Educational Leadership Faculty Positions

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Tenure-Stream Educational Leadership Faculty Positions

The University of British Columbia invites applications for two tenure-track faculty teaching positions at the rank of Instructor in the Department of Computer Science at the Vancouver Campus. Both positions are related to data science:

CS Professor Giuseppe Carenini, Postdoc Hyeju Jang Develop Algorithms to Predict Dementia

UBC Computer Science Professor Giuseppe Carenini, postdoctoral fellow Hyeju Jang, and graduate student Weirui Kong worked with Neurology professor Thalia Field to develop accurate machine learning algorithms that can predict dementia based on language patterns:

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In Memoriam: Professor William Aiello

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and colleague, Bill Aiello, passed away peacefully the morning of October 1, 2019.  Bill spent his last days in the palliative care unit of Vancouver General Hospital, and because of the unit’s unique configuration, he was able to spend quality time there with his family, which was a great comfort to him and them.

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Robert Xiao wins 2019 SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award

UBC Assistant Professor Robert Xiao was awarded a 2019 SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award by SIGCHI, the premier international society for human-technology and human-computer interaction (HCI).

Robert Xiao’s dissertation (‘On-World Computing Enabling Interaction on Everyday Surfaces’), completed at CMU, introduces on-world computing, an interaction paradigm in which touch-sensitive interactive content is projected out onto surfaces in the natural world.

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CS Professor Frank Wood Receives ICML Best Paper Honourable Mention

UBC Computer Science Associate Professor Frank Wood and his University of Oxford colleagues Adam Golinski, Yee Whye Teh, and Tom Rainforth are the recipients of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) Best Paper Honourable Mention.  Their paper titled Amortized Monte Carlo Integration was presented at the ICML Conference in

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CS Alumnus Peter Smith Wins UBC Alumni Builder Award

CS alumnus Peter Smith is the recipient of the 2019 UBC Alumni Builder Award.  The Alumni Builder Award recognizes a cross section of alumni representing all faculties who have significantly contributed to UBC and enriched the lives of others, and in doing so, have supported UBC’s mission of realizing the promise of a global community with shared ambition for a better world and an exceptional UBC.

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CS Student Tiffany Wu Wins UBC Pride Art Installation Contest

Congratulations to Computer Science undergraduate student Tiffany Wu, who is the winner of the UBC Pride art installation contest. The contest challenged artists from the UBC community to design a “ceiling” over the UBC Pride event space.  Tiffany’s entry, titled Spectrum, will be built from 2,000 colourful paper cranes to symbolize the rainbow flag and other significant flags from the LGBTQ2SIA community.

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Learning to Understand Visual Data with Minimal Human Supervision -Yong Jae Lee (University of California)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Host: Leonid Sigal


Exploiting Mixed Precision Arithmetic for Fast Solution of Positive Definite Linear Systems - DLS Talk by Nicholas Higham (University of Manchester)

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fred Kaiser Building (2332 Main Mall), Room 2020/2030


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