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CS Professor David Poole and Graduate Student David Buchman Receives UAI 2017 Best Student Paper Award

Computer Science graduate student David Buchman and Professor David Poole are the recipients of the UAI 2017 Best Student Paper Award, for their paper “Why Rules are Complex: Real-Valued Probabilistic Logic Programs are not Fully Expressive”.  

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Awards and Financial Support for Prospective Students

All applicants will be automatically considered for the following awards.

NSERC top-up award

Canadian students who apply for and receive NSERC awards receive a substantial top-up award from the department. Students should apply directly to NSERC for one of these NSERC scholarships. Note that the NSERC awards are available only to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada living in Canada. Applications are generally due in late September.

UBC Computer Science Welcomes Nine New Faculty Members

UBC Computer Science welcomes nine new faculty members who joined our department as instructors and research faculty in the past 18 months: 


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Alumni/Industry Lecture: Geoff Fawkes & Bahram Piri - Security and Authentication Trends: The End of Passwords

Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Date: Thurs., Nov 30, 2017

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 St. Vancouver

RSVP: Please rsvp below.

Finding a Supervisor for MSc Program

Finding a Supervisor

Every incoming graduate student is assigned a faculty member as his/her temporary advisor.  These assignments are made keeping in mind the research interests of the student and the workload of the faculty member.  The initial advisor does not necessarily become the thesis supervisor.  It is the student’s responsibility to find an appropriate thesis or essay supervisor in his or her area of interest within 6 months. 

Program Timeline

Students starting in September

Year

Term/Date

PhD Track Program

Y1

Term 1: September-December

Find supervisor; take courses; begin discussions with supervisor; submit proposal for comprehensive course requirement by the end of September.


Finding a Supervisor for the PhDTrack Program

Every graduate student, upon arrival, is assigned a faculty member as his/her temporary advisor.  These assignments are made keeping in mind the research interests of the student and the workload of the faculty member.  The advisors assist students in their academic decision-making and oversee the students’ program, including recommending and approving courses.  The initial advisor does not necessarily become the thesis supervisor.  It is the student's responsibility to find an appropriate thesis or essay supervisor

Coursework for the PhD Track Program

PhD Track students are required to submit the proposal to satisfy the Comprehensive Course Requirement by the end of the first month.  The objective of the comprehensive course requirement is to ensure that the student obtains a breadth of knowledge of computer science, as well as sufficient depth in a specific field. Students should indicate what courses they will be taking or have taken that can satisfy the breadth and depth components of the comprehensive course requirement.

MSc Program Requirements

Students are expected to complete the MSc program within about 24 months from the initial date of registration. For instance, students who start in September will normally finish by August of the second year. The critical points in the program are associated with finding a supervisor and completing the research.

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