Women

UBC CS Student Beriwan Ravandi Named Quip Diversity Scholar

Computer Science student Beriwan Ravandi is named a 2018 Quip Diversity Scholar. The scholarship goes to individuals across North America who demonstrate incredible grit and a strong commitment to improving inclusivity and promoting diversity within technology and beyond.

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CS Undergraduate Student Giulia Mattia Receives Two BC Tech Awards

Computer Science undergraduate student Giulia Mattia is the recipient of both the 2018 BC Tech Scholarship Award and the 2018 Bill Tam Scholarship Award.  The BC Tech Award support post-secondary students in their goal of pursuing an education in STEM-related fields, and the Bill Tam Award recognizes one high school and one post-secondary student who exemplify the

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CS Alumnae Hasti Seifi Receives 2017 EuroHaptics Society PhD Thesis Award

UBC Computer Science alumnae Dr. Hasti Seifi is the winner of the 2017 EuroHaptics Society PhD Thesis Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of haptics. The award honors research she conducted at UBC's Department of Computer Science, where she completed her doctorate under the supervision of Professor Karon E. MacLean. Only one person is selected for this award each year, and the winning thesis is chosen based on its scientific quality and expected impact on the field.  

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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 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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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 Rachel Pottinger Elected to CRA Board of Directors

Computer Science Associate Professor Rachel Pottinger has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Computing Research Association (CRA).  

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Computer Science Professor Anne Condon Appointed as Council Member of NSERC Governing Council

Computer Science Professor Anne Condon is appointed by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, as a new member of the governing council for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

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CS Alumnae Hasti Seifi Awarded NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship

UBC CS alumnae Hasti Seifi is awarded an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF). The NSERC PDF Program provides support to a small group of highly promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers, and is intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government and universities. Hasti is holding the award at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany, collaborating with the UBC CS professor Karon MacLean on an international research project.

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Computer Science Professor Tamara Munzner and her team receive 2017 InfoVis Best Paper Honourable Mention

UBC Computer Science Professor Tamara Munzner won a best paper honorable mention award at the IEEE Conference on Information Visualization with current collaborators and UBC alumni Heidi Lam and Melanie Tory of Tableau Research. Their paper "Bridging From Goals to Tasks with Design Study Analysis Reports" was presented at InfoVis in Phoenix AZ from Oct 1-6 2017, whose proceedings are published as a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

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