Women

UBC Computer Science Professor Alla Sheffer Receives 2015 NAMRC Outstanding Paper Award

UBC Computer Science Professor Alla Sheffer, and her co-authors from University of Berkeley, received the 2015 North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) Outstanding Paper Award. 

The paper, Energy-Efficient Vector Field Based Toolpaths for CNC Pocket Machining, employs ideas from computer graphics, specifically text layout, for CNC path computation. 

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Caroline Lemieux Wins 2015 ICSE Student Research Competition

UBC Computer Science undergraduate student Caroline Lemieux is the winner of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) Student Research Competition.  For the competition, Caroline presented a poster and a talk on "Mining Temporal Properties of Data Invariants", based on the research that she has been doing with Computer Science professor Ivan Bestchastnikh

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Focus on Women in Computer Science (FoWCS) is a UBC Computer Science departmental committee with the mission of increasing the participation of women and gender minorities in CS at all academic levels. Our projects within the department include social/networking events so that female students can meet each other to combat the isolation of being in the minority of a male-dominated field.

Former Department Head Maria Klawe Receives CACS/AIC Lifetime Achievement Award

Former UBC Computer Science Department Head Maria Klawe is the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Association of Computer Science/Association d’informatique Canadienne Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award recognizes exceptional academics who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to computing in Canada over their careers. 

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CS Student Rebecca McKnight Receives Anita Borg Institute PIO Award

CS student Rebecca McKnight is the recipient of the 2014 Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Award.  The $1000 US award, funded by donations from the Anita Borg Institute's Systers Online Community and others, are intended as means for women technologists to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology.

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CS Student Caroline Lemieux Receives 2014 CRA Research Award

Computer Science student Caroline Lemieux receives the 2016 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.  The award recognizes undergraduate students who show outstanding research potential.  Caroline was recognized with an honourable mention for her work in developing Texada, a tool for mining Linear Temporal Logic property types out of system logs. 

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CS Department Head Anne Condon Discusses Her Passion for Computer Science

CS Department Head Anne Condon, who is the recipient of the 2014 ABIE Award, talked to TechRepublic about her passion for research in theoretical computer science, and the importance of providing better curricular and a supportive environment for women in computer science.

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IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics Spotlight Paper

CS Professors Alla Sheffer and Holger Hoos' paper, "Filling Your Shelves: Synthesizing Diverse Style-Preserving Artifact Arrangements", is chosen as the Novermber 2014 spoltight paper by IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.  See here for more details. 

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CS Department Head Anne Condon Wins 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration Technical Leadership ABIE Award

Computer Science Department Head Anne Condon is the recipient of the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration Technical Leadership ABIE Award. The award recognizes female computer scientists who "demonstrate leadership through their contributions to technology and achievements in increasing the impact of women on technology." Besides being the NSERC/GM Chair for Women in Science and Engineering from 2004-2009, Anne is also the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her academic leadership and contribution to recruiting and supporting women in Computer Science.

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