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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 Graduate Student Jordon Johnson Receives Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Computer Science graduate student Jordon Johnson is the recipient of the UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.  The award is presented each year to 16 graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at UBC.  The prize includes a certificate and $1,000. More information about the award is available here.

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CS Professor Rachel Pottinger Elected to CRA Board of Directors

Computer Science Associate Professor Rachel Pottinger has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Computing Research Association (CRA).  

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UBC Computer Science Welcomes Dr. Frank Wood

UBC Computer Science welcomes Dr.

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UBC Expands Tech Education with Investment from Province

An investment from the Province of British Columbia will create 624 undergraduate spaces for domestic students at UBC’s Vancouver campus for biomedical engineering, computer science, and manufacturing engineering programs to meet growing demand for talent in B.C.’s technology sector.

“We’re grateful for this investment, which enables UBC to educate more students from B.C. and across Canada to deepen the talent pool for data scientists, software developers, biomedical researchers, and manufacturing innovators in B.C. companies,” said UBC President Santa J. Ono.

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Newly elected ACM fellow Gail Murphy receives IEEE Harlan Mills Award

UBC Computer Science Professor and Vice President Research & Innovation Gail Murphy is the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Computer Society Harlan Mills Award.  The prestigious award was established in memory of Harlan D.

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UBC Programming Team advances to World Finals

The UBC programming teams competed in the regional ACM programming competition on November 11, 2017, at UBC.  The results of this competition determine which teams from our region are invited to compete in the worlds finals, held this year on April 19 in Beijing.  Our region includes Northern California, Oregon, Washington, BC, and Hawaii.

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CS Welcomes Margo Seltzer as a Canada 150 Research Chair and Cheriton Family Chair in Computer Science

Harvard professor Margo Seltzer will join UBC as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems in September 2018, a position that comes with $1 million in federal funding per year for seven years. Seltzer is currently a computer science professor and director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard.

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UBC Computer Science Welcomes Eight New Faculty Members

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


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Computer Science Professor Emeritus Richard Rosenberg Receives BCCLA Lifetime Achievement Award

UBC Computer Science Professor Emeritus Richard Rosenberg is the recipient of the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) Lifetime Achievement Award.  This special award was presented to Dr. Rosenberg in honour of his commitment and contribution as a member of BCCLA for nearly thirty years.

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