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UBC CS Student Jason Peng Wins Governor General's Gold Medal

Computer Science student Jason Peng is the recipient of the UBC Governor General’s Gold Medal, in recognition of his outstanding academic record as a master's student.  Only one student, out of more than 2,000 UBC master's graduates, is chosen to receive the Gold Medal each year. Jason's work lies at the intersection of computer animation and reinforcement learning, with a focus on motion control for simulated characters.

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CS Alumnus Philip Lam's start-up NEX Team Inc. announced $4M seed funding

Computer Science alumnus Philip Lam’s mobile AI start-up company NEX Team Inc. just announced a USD 4$ Million in seed funding to launch HomeCourt , a mobile app that uses computer vision and AI technologies to track, chart and analyze basketball shots in real time, with just a smart phone camera. Investors includes Mark Cuban, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin.

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Multiple Developer and Other Roles

Employer: 
PDFTron
Location: 
Vancouver
Job year level: 
Fourth year
Graduated Undergrad
Graduated Masters
Job Type: 
Full Time

PDFTron in Vancouver is currently seeking developers for a number of positions:

*Software Developer (Core Dev Team)
*Frontend Developer (React.js on Web/Mobile)
*iOS Software Developer
*Development Support Engineer
*Deep Learning Developer

They are also looking for new or recent graduates for technical sales, content writer and UX designer roles.

For more information about any of the positions listed above and to apply, go to https://www.pdftron.com/company/careers/

UBC CS Student Beriwan Ravandi Named Quip Diversity Scholar

Computer Science student Beriwan Ravandi is named a 2018 Quip Diversity Scholar. The scholarship goes to individuals across North America who demonstrate incredible grit and a strong commitment to improving inclusivity and promoting diversity within technology and beyond.

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CS Professor Mark Schmidt and Co-authors Receive Lagrange Prize

UBC Computer Science Assistant Professor Mark Schmidt, together with co-authors Nicolas Le Roux and Francis Bach, received the prestigious Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization, for their paper "Minimizing finite sums with the stochastic average gradient" (NIPS, 2012;  Mathematical Programming, 2017).  

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Tech, Analytics and Sales Roles

Employer: 
Clir
Location: 
Vancouver
Job year level: 
Fourth year
Masters
Graduated Undergrad
Graduated Masters
Job Type: 
Full Time

Clir is currently hiring for a variety of tech, analytics and sales roles. See attached PDF for more information and application instructions.

Alumni/Industry Lecture: Farshad Abasi - Securing Modern API and Services/MicroServices-based Applications By Design

Date: 
Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Title: Securing Modern API and Services/MicroServices-based Applications By Design

Speaker: Farshad Abasi, Co-Founder/Director of Application and Cloud Security, Mirai Security Inc.; CTO/CISO, Machool Technologies

Date: Thurs. Nov 22, 2018

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

BCS Alumnus Imran Habib Named One of Canada's 30 Best Developers

UBC Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) alumnus Imran Habib was named one of Canada's 30 Best Developers Under 30 for 2018.

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CS Undergraduate Student Giulia Mattia Receives Two BC Tech Awards

Computer Science undergraduate student Giulia Mattia is the recipient of both the 2018 BC Tech Scholarship Award and the 2018 Bill Tam Scholarship Award.  The BC Tech Award support post-secondary students in their goal of pursuing an education in STEM-related fields, and the Bill Tam Award recognizes one high school and one post-secondary student who exemplify the

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CS Alumnae Hasti Seifi Receives 2017 EuroHaptics Society PhD Thesis Award

UBC Computer Science alumnae Dr. Hasti Seifi is the winner of the 2017 EuroHaptics Society PhD Thesis Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of haptics. The award honors research she conducted at UBC's Department of Computer Science, where she completed her doctorate under the supervision of Professor Karon E. MacLean. Only one person is selected for this award each year, and the winning thesis is chosen based on its scientific quality and expected impact on the field.  

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