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UBC Programming Team Wins 2016 ACM Regional Programming Competition

The UBC ACM programming team won first place at the 2016 ACM Pacific Northwest Regional Programming Competition, and will be advancing to the 2017 ACM World Finals. The teams faced tough competition, beating out teams from top schools including Stanford, Berkeley, and University of Washington. 

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Software as a Service Architecture at ACL-Talk by Peter Smith

Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

SPEAKER: Peter Smith, ACL

HOST: Gail Murphy

TITLE: Software as a Service Architecture at ACL


UBC Confirmed as One of the World's Top 25 Universities for Computer Science

In recent rankings of the world’s universities by discipline, UBC  has been ranked as one of the world’s top 25 universities for Computer Science twice.

The rankings are based on the university's reputation and research in the field.

In the US News and World Reports rankings, UBC Computer Science was placed 16th in the world and first in Canada.

UBC Computer Science Welcomes New Department Head Chen Greif

UBC Computer Science professor Chen Greif—an expert in scientific computing with a strong record in undergraduate teaching and service— is the new head of the Department of Computer Science, effective January 1, 2016.  

UBC Computer Science Ranks 1st in Canada, 16th in the World

UBC ranked as the top university in Canada for computer science, #16 overall, according to Best Global Universities report recently released by U.S. News.  The ranking is based on the university's reputation and research in the field.


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Coho Data Raises $30 Million in Investment

Coho Data, a web-scale storage company co-founded by UBC Computer Science Professor Andrew Warfield, has recently raised another $30 million in Series C funding.  This new round of funding was led by March Capital Partners with participation from Intel Capital and HP as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Ignition Partners. 

UBC Computer Science Professor Gail Murphy, Alumnus Mik Kersten Receive the 2015 AOSA Most Influential Paper Award

UBC Computer Science Professor and Associate Dean of Science Gail Murphy, and UBC Computer Science alumnus Mik Kersten, are the co-recipients of the 2015 Aspect-Oriented Software Association (AOSA) 'Most Influential Paper from 10 Years Ago' Award.  Their paper from AOSA '05 "Mylar: a degree-of-interest model for IDEs" was selected by a jury of committee members from AOSA '05 and MODULARITY '15, as well as two members from the AOSA steering commit

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UBC Computer Science Professor Emeritus Paul Gilmore Passed Away

Paul Gilmore

Professor Emeritus Paul Carl Gilmore passed away on April 8, 2015.  Paul studied at UBC, Cambridge and Amsterdam University. After a successful career at IBM Research in New York, he returned with his family to Vancouver to head UBC’s Department of Computer Science in 1977. Recognized by the IBM Centers for Advanced Studies as a Canadian pioneer in computing, Paul was a scientist and logician with a love of the arts and the outdoors. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 20 at 11 am at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver.

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Robert Bridson earns sci-tech Oscar for bringing real-world simulations to Hollywood

Robert Bridson
UBC computer scientist Robert Bridson is the recipient of a technical achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for for his work on 'early conceptualization of sparse-tiled voxel data structures and their application to modelling and simulation.'
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Andrew Warfield Named Forty Under 40 by BIV

UBC Computer Science Assistant Professor and CTO/co-founder of Coho Data Andrew Warfield is named Forty Under 40 by Business in Vancouver Magazine.  Coho Data just received $25 million in additional funding and will be doubling the size of its engineering team over the next year.  Andrew is an Alfred P.

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