Research

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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CS Professor Joanna McGrenere Awarded Inria & Université Paris Sud International Research Chair

Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere has been awarded an Inria & Université Paris Sud International Research Chair. Joanna will spend 12 months over a 5-year period working with the Ex-Situ research team in Paris, collaborating on the project "Personalization through Co-Adaptive Human-Computer Interaction".

Congratulations, Joanna!

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CS Professor Kevin Leyton-Brown and his team win INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award

UBC Computer Science Professor Kevin Leyton-Brown, together with Ph.D students Neil Newman and Alexandre Frechette, were members of a 19-person team that won the INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and Management Sciences. Described as "the leading O.R.

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CS Graduate students Francesco Vitale, Izabelle Janzen and CS Professor Joanna McGrenere receive 2018 CHI Best Paper Award

UBC Computer Science graduate students Francesco Vitale and Izabelle Janzen and UBC Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere won a Best Paper Award at the 2018 ACM CHI Conference. They presented their paper, titled “Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation” at CHI in Montréal, from April 21-26. The award is given to the top 1% of all paper submissions.

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PhD Student Boris Dalstein Wins Alain Fournier PhD Dissertation Award

Computer Science Ph.D student Boris Dalstein is the recipient of the 2017 Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation Award.  This is awarded for an exceptional computer graphics Ph.D.

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Talk by Gary Marcus in DMP 110

Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Location: 
Hugh Dempster Building (6245 Agronomy Rd), Room 110

Title: Deep Learning: A Critical Appraisal

CS Professor Alla Sheffer Receives 2018 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award

Computer Science Professor Alla Sheffer is the recipient of the 2018 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award.  The Award is given by the Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society in recognition of her highly impactful contributions to research in the field of computer graphics. More details here

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CS Professor Reid Holmes Receives CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Research Prize

Congratulations to Computer Science Associate Professor Reid Holmes, who has been awarded a CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher prize for 2017. The Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher prize recognizes young computer science faculty members at Canadian universities within 10 years of their Ph.D.

Talk by Russ Greiner, University of Alberta

Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
ICCSX836

Hosts: Siamak Ravanbakhsh and Mark Schmidt

Title: An Effective Way to Estimate an Individual's Survival Distribution

Towards Machines that Perceive and Communicate - DLS Talk by Kevin Murphy (Google)

Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Hugh Dempster Building (6245 Agronomy Rd), Room 110

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Speaker:  Dr. Kevin P. Murphy, Research Scientist, Google

Title:  Towards Machines that Perceive and Communicate

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