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Computer Science PhD student Nasim Zolaktaf Wins Best Student Paper Award at the 2017 DNA Computing and Molecular Programming Conference


L to R: Chris Thachuk, Frits Dannenberg, Nasim Zolaktaf, Anne Condon, Joseph Schaeffer

UBC Computer Science PhD student Nasim Zolaktaf won the Best Student Paper Award at the 23rd International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming, held in Austin, Texas, September 24-28, 2017. Her paper, titled “Inferring Parameters for an Elementary Step Model of DNA Structure Kinetics with Locally Context-Dependent Arrhenius Rates,” introduces a new Arrhenius model  that can be used in stochastic simulations to estimate kinetic properties of interacting DNA strands.

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Two CS Professors awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements

Professors Hu Fu and Rachel Pottinger were each awarded a 2017 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement, valued at $120,000 over three years. These awards are for research programs that are highly rated in terms of originality and innovation, and to enable researchers to become international leaders within their field.

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Computer Science Student Bahar Moussavi co-founded a Non-Profit for ASD Students

Computer Science student Bahar Moussavi is the co-founder of a not-for-profit organization called the C.O.D.E.

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Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere Inducted into RSC's College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists

Congratulations to UBC Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere, who is inducted into the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.  The scholars were selected based on excellence in intellectual leadership in their field of research.  Joanna is recognized as one of the top mid-career scholars in Canada in the field of Computer Science. There were 70 new scholars elected.

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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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Bringing Women Back to Computer Science: SAP’s Inspiring Work


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Computer Science Lecturer Jessica Dawson Receives Killam Teaching Prize

UBC Computer Science Lecturer Jessica Dawson is the recipient of a 2016-2017 UBC Faculty of Science Killam Teaching Prize, UBC’s most prestigious teaching award.  This award recognizes outstanding contributions to improving the teaching and learning environment in our undergraduate programs, and is awarded to a small handful of faculty members in Science each year.

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Computer Science Undergraduate Student Alice Fredine Named 2017 UBC Wesbrook Scholar

Computer Science student Alice Fredine is named a 2017 UBC Wesbrook Scholar.  The Wesbrook Scholars are among the university's most prestigious designations, given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities. 

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UBC Student Jennifer She Receives CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honourable Mention

UBC student Jennifer (Xin Bei) She received 2016 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.Honourable Mention.  Jennifer is a 4th year student in the Combined Computer Science and Statistics Honours program. She is working with Computer Science Professor Mark Schmidt and Statistics Professor Jiahua Chen in areas of machine learning and statistics, and has broad interests in those areas.

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UBC Computer Science Professor Alla Sheffer Receives NSERC I2I Grant

UBC Computer Science Professor Alla Sheffer, together with Professor   Karan Singh from University of Toronto, received $125,000 of research funding from the NSERC Idea to Innovate (I2I) Program.

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