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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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Newly elected ACM fellow Gail Murphy receives IEEE Harlan Mills Award

UBC Computer Science Professor and Vice President Research & Innovation Gail Murphy is the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Computer Society Harlan Mills Award.  The prestigious award was established in memory of Harlan D.

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Computer Science Professor Anne Condon Receives 2017 UBC Dean of Science Excellence in Service Award

Congratulations to UBC Computer Science professor Anne Condon, recipient of a 2017 Dean of Science Excellence in Service Award. The award recognizes staff, students and faculty whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving UBC Science's mission.

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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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