Two Software Practices Lab students are finalists in the CRA 2016 competition

The Software Practices Lab (SPL) rocked this year's CRA award competition. Two students from the lab, Alison Clark and Caroline Lemieux, are finalists for the 2016 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher award.

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UBC Computer Science Professor Tamara Munzner Receives 2015 Visualization Technical Achievement Award

UBC Computer Science Professor Tamara Munzner is the recipient of the 2015 Visualization Technical Achievement Award.  The award is given in recognition of her foundational research that has 'produced a scientific basis for principles and design choices for visualization', which culminated in her 2014 book

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Oliver Schneider and Karon MacLean Partner with Disney Research to Develop Haptic Animation Tools

New technology developed at Disney Research can create touch-based (“haptic”) sensations that move across your skin, creating literal shivers down your spine. These types of effects improve user experience with games, rides, and other media, both for entertainment and for assistive or educational applications. Unfortunately, it's difficult to for artists to create haptic effects without dedicated tools.

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UBC Computer Science Undergraduate Students Alice Fredine and Andrew Bates Win Archiact Game Jam

UBC Computer Science undergraduate students Alice Fredine and Andrew Bates are the winners of the Archiact VR Jam.  60 student teams from all over the Lower Mainland put together their mobile VR games over a 3-week period.  Alice and Andrew's game won the grand prize.  Their game begins by playing a song at the start of each level.  Players need to steer their spaceship through space, reconstructing the original song by colliding with musical notes along the way. 

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UBC Computer Science Professor Gail Murphy Elected as 2015 Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

UBC Computer Science Professor and UBC Faculty of Science Associate Dean Gail Murphy is elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, one of 87 new Fellows in total, and the only one in the field of Computer Science.  Gail has developed creative approaches for improving how software developers work. Her work on recommendation systems for software engineering has had significant impact both in research and in practice.

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UBC Computer Science Department Raises Over $11,000 for Women in Computer Science

On June 28, UBC Computer Science Professor Anne Condon concluded her term as Department Head by leading a team of 28 faculty, alumni, staff, and students to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, as part of the Scotiabank Half Marathon and 5K run.  The team raised a total of $11, 286 to fund programs aiming at increasing diversity and gender balance in Computer Science

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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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