UBC Programming Team Wins 2018 ACM Regional Programming Competition

The UBC ACM Programming team won first place at the 2018 ACM Pacific Northwest Regional Programming Competition, held last Saturday, November 3, at SFU, and will be advancing to the 2019 ACM World Finals.  The UBC p_X(x)=P(X=x) team faced tough competition, beating out teams from top schools in the region including Stanford, Berkeley, and University of Washington.  The team solved all 13 problems in the shortest amount of time (a full hour before the closing time), hence securing first place in the Pacific Northwest division. 

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UBC ACM Programming Team Ranks 56 in World Finals

The UBC ACM Programming Team competed in the World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Beijing, China on April 19, 2018.  The team did really well, solving 4 problems and getting 56th place in the world (59th place when factoring in the solution times and failed attempts). UBC came in eighth among North American schools and first among the Canadian schools, beating out University of Waterloo for top honors.

Congratulations to the coach and team members!

     Daniel Du (coach CS3)

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Previous Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Previous Projects

Summer 2019

Giuseppe Carenini

Project 1. Interpreting and Comparing NLP models.

Computer Science Undergraduates Alice Fredine & Scott Henry Win Best Presentation at CUCSC

Computer Science students Alice Fredine and Scott Henry were awarded Best Presentation at the 2017 Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference. Their presentation was on Social Assistive Chatbots, examining how technology can be used to empower introverts’ communication. The research was developed during CPSC 444, Advanced Human Computer Interaction, taught by Joanna McGrenere.

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UBC Computer Science Student Eviatar Bach Receives Honourable Mention at NCRC

UBC Computer Science student Eviatar Bach received an Honorable Mention for the poster competition (physical sciences category) at the National Collegiate Research Conference held at Harvard University from January 21 to 23, 2016. His project, done under the supervision of Dr. Valentina Radić in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, focuses on estimating sea level rise due to mountain glaciers, as well as on elucidating the sensitivity of glaciers to different factors.

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Three UBC Computer Science students jump into open source with OpenMRS and Sahana Eden

UBC Bachelor of Computer Science students Matt MacLennan, Scott Buchanan, and Nicholas Folk recently completed their directed studies course in which they contributed to Humanitarian Free and Open Source Projects Sahana Eden and OpenMRS.  They documented their experience in an article on

UBC SailBots Captures Third Victory at 2014 International Robotic Sailing Regatta

UBC Computer Science students Arek Sredzki and Josh Andrews were part of the UBC SailBots team that won the 2014 International Robotic Sailing Regatta. The team, comprising of students from several departments in Engineering and Science, completed the competition with a perfect score of 50 out of 50 points.  This third-straight victory makes the UBC team the most successful team in the competition's history.  Congratulations to Arek and Josh and all the team members!

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BizTech: Futures in IT Conference

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm
The theme this year is “Big Data - Implementing Business Outcome Driven Analytics”. This conference consists of two keynote presentations, a case analysis workshop, dinner, a panel discussion and a networking opportunity at the end.

Date: November 21st, 2013 - Thursday
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00pm
Dress Code:Business Casual
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Facebook Tech Talk

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wonder how Facebook stores over 100 million photos everyday?  Come hear about Facebook's Cold Storage Technology. 

Date: Tues., Nov 19
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: DMP 110

ImageX Open House

Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

You're invited to come to ImageX's new office and explore career opportunities with one of Vancouver's leading open source development companies.

Date: Thurs., Nov 7
Time: 6- 8 pm
Location: 208-5589 Byrne Rd., Burnaby

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