Talk by Prof. Jackie Cheung - Who Shot the Elephant in Their Pajamas? Commonsense Reasoning for Natural Language Processing Systems

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ICCS 146

Speaker:   Jackie C. K. Cheung, Assistant Professor at McGill University's School of Computer Science,

Title: Who Shot the Elephant in Their Pajamas? Commonsense Reasoning for Natural Language Processing Systems


Full-Time Lecturer Positions (Non Tenure Track)

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for one or more full-time Lecturer (non tenure track) positions within the Department of Computer Science. Such positions typically involve teaching five undergraduate courses and some administrative duties. UBC Computer Science ranks among the top departments in North America, with a strong record of excellence in research, and in graduate and undergraduate teaching. For more information, please visit our website at

DARPA awards LWLL contract to UBC’s Department of Computer Science

In another big win for the Department of Computer Science, UBC has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from DARPA, the US government agency researching breakthrough technology in the defence industry.

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UBC’s PLAI group wins $2.8 million D3M contract from DARPA

UBC’s Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence (PLAI) group has won the largest grant ever awarded to a faculty member from DARPA, the US government agency responsible for developing breakthrough technology for the defence industry.

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UBC Programming Teams Win by Record Margin

The UBC programming teams won first and second place at the 2019 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Pacific Northwest (PacNW) Regional Programming Contest, held Saturday, November 9th. UBC, along with runners-up UC Berkeley, U Washington, Stanford, and UBCO, will advance to the 2020 ICPC North America Championship (NAC) in Atlanta, USA. The winning teams at NAC will advance to the 2020 ICPC World Finals in Moscow, Russia. However, as the 1st place team, UBC already has guaranteed advancement to the World Finals!

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CS Professor Frank Wood's Paper Etalumis Nominated for Best Paper Finalist at Supercomputing 2019

The paper Etalumis: Bringing Probabilistic Programming to Scientific Simulators is a best paper finalist at Supercomputing 2019, which will take place Nov 17-22, 2019 in Denver. Prof. Frank Wood of UBC Computer Science is the senior author and his former postdoc at Oxford Güneş Baydin is the first author.

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CS Emeritus Professor Alan Mackworth Receives the Inaugural AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award

UBC Computer Science Professor Emeritus Alan Mackworth is the recipient of the inaugural AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award.  The award is in recognition of Professor Mackworth’s long term and substantial contributions to research in the field of aging and technology, as well as his significant contribution towards the mission and vision of AGE-WELL

More information: AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award

Congratulations, Alan!

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Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Research Stream

The Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is inviting applications for at least three positions at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We invite applications from candidates of outstanding scientific talent in each of three categories:  1) artificial intelligence or machine learning; 2) systems, including computer architecture, networking and database systems; 3) all other areas of computer science. Appointment at a higher rank will be considered for an applicant of exceptional qualifications.

UBC Computer Science wins two Test of Time Awards at IEEE VIS 2019

UBC Computer Science wins two test-of-time awards at IEEE VIS 2019, taking place Oct 20-25, in Vancouver for the first time.  Congratulation to Professor Tamara Munzner, UBC alum Hamish Carr, former UBC Professor Jack Snoeyink, and Professor Michiel van de Panne!

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Alumni/Industry Lecture: Professor Tamara Munzner - Visualization Analysis and Design - CANCELLED

Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Due to the pending bus strike in Vancouver, the Nov 28 alumni/industry lecture will be rescheduled.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Title: Visualization Analysis and Design

Speaker: Dr. Tamara Munzner, Professor, Department of Computer Science, UBC

Date: Thurs. Nov. 28

Time: 6 - 7:30 pm.  Networking starts at 6 pm, talk begins at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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