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Computer Science Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair Margo Seltzer Receives USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award

UBC Computer Science Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair Margo Seltzer is the recipient of the USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award ("The Flame").  The award recognizes Professor Seltzer's research in experimental file and storage systems, her development of new storage paradigms, and her dedication to and steering of the USENIX community.  Other than doing great work in many areas of computer systems, especially in file and storage systems and databases, Professor Seltzer is al

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CS Professor Ivan Beschastnikh Helps Launch Blockchain Training Program with the NSERC CREATE grant

UBC Computer Science Assistant Professor Ivan Beschastnikh is part of an inter-disciplinary, campus-wide Blockchain@UBC team that will launch Canada's first blockchain and distributed ledger technology training path for UBC graduate students. Under the leadership of Associate Professor Victoria Lemieux (iSchool), the team successfully received an NSERC CREATE grant to sponsor this effort.

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UBC Flag Lowered on April 10 in Remembrance of Computer Science Emeritus Professor Richard Rosenberg

 The BC, Musqueam and UBC flags will be lowered on Wednesday, April 10, in remembrance of Computer Science Emeritus Professor Richard Rosenberg, who started teaching at the Computer Science Department in 1968, and played a pivotal role in founding and developing the department and the Artificial Intelligence research group.

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Diversity: A Brief History

Like other STEM fields of study, computer science has historically been male-dominated. To redress this male-female disparity, in (2000), the department formed the Focus on Women in Computer Science (FoWCS) Committee, a working group tasked with increasing the participation of women in computer science at UBC.

UBC Computer Science Associate Professor Leonid Sigal Appointed Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

UBC Computer Science Associate Professor Leonid Sigal is the new Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision and Machine Learning.  He becomes one of 5 Canada Research Chairs in Computer Science at UBC.

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PhD student Yasha Pushak and Affiliate Professor Holger Hoos win 2018 PPSN Best Paper Award

Computer Science PhD student Yasha Pushak and Affiliate Professor Holger Hoos won the best paper award at the 15th international conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2018) in Coimbra, Portugal.

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UBC Computer Science Professor Uri Ascher Named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

UBC Computer Science Professor Uri Ascher is named a 2018 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  The fellowship recognizes "distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life".

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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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