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.

UBC Computer Science Professor Cristina Conati and Her Colleagues Win 2016 IVA Best Paper Award

UBC Computer Science Professor Cristina Conati, postdoc Sebastien Lalle, and their colleagues from North Carolina State University, won the 2016 Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents.  The paper, titled 'Impact of Individual Differences on Affective Reactions to Pedagogical Agents Scaffolding', explores how understanding students' emotions could be used to design more emphatic and personalized pedagogical agents that could adapt to students' learning goals and personality traits. 

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Tech Career Talks for High School Girls

On Wednesday, August 31, UBC Computer Science partnered with Amazon Women in Engineering to host over one hundred high school girls at Amazon Vancouver.  The event was spearheaded by Rebecca McKnight, a former GIRLsmarts4tech coordinator and UBC Computer Science alumnae, who is now a Software Development Engineer at Amazon Vancouver.  The goal of this event was to encourage these young women to pursue technical education after high school.

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Computer Science Undergraduate Student Cecile Leung Receives DockerCon Diversity Scholarship

UBC Computer Science student Cecile Leung is the recipient of the inaugural 2016 DockerCon Diversity Scholarship.  The goal of the scholarship is to provide support and guidance to attendees who are traditionally under-represented in the tech community. Cecile is one of five recipients of the scholarship.  Here is her experience at the conference, in her own words:

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UBC Team Wins Ericsson Global Technology Competition

UBC Computer Science students Tanha Kabir and Karan Grover, together with team members YK Sugishita and Jonathan Ho, won first place at the Ericsson Global Technology Competition.  The UBC team received the Ericsson Innovation Award, which comes with a 25,000 euros prize.  The team's software application, SoundVision, converts 3D spatial information into sounds, which could be used to assist visually impaired people to understand their surrounding environment.  A panel of judges, including experts from Ericsson and Google, chose the UBC team among 843 teams from 72 countries,

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John Anvik, Lyndon Hiew, Gail Murphy Receive ICSE-10 Most Influential Paper 10 Years Later Award

Computer Science Professor Gail Murphy, together with former graduate students John Anvik and Lyndon Hiew, received the ICSE-10 Most Influential Paper 10 Years Later Award at the 2016 International Conference on Software Engineering held in Austin on May 18, 2016. The award is given to the paper presented 10 years ago that has had the most impact in the community. The paper also received a SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the conference held in Shanghai in 2006.

The paper title is “Who Should Fix this Bug?”.

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CS Graduate Student Sarah Huber Receives Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Computer Science graduate student Sarah Huber is the recipient of the UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.  The award is presented each year to 16 graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at UBC.  The prize includes a certificate and $1,000. More information about the award is available here.

Congratulations, Sarah!

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UBC Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere Receives UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship

UBC Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere is the recipient of the 2015 UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship.  

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