Awards

Research

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
ACM Distinguished Member Cristina Conati ACM
IEEE Fellow Alla Sheffer IEEE
CHI 2020 Honorable Mention Award Karon MacLean, Robert Xiao, Soheil Kianzad, Yuxiang Huang CHI 2020
CHI 2020 Best Paper Award Karon MacLean, Sabrina Hauser CHI 2020
Best Student Paper Award Cristina Conati, Shane D. Sims ACM ICMI 2020
Best Paper Award, ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation Hung Yu Ling, Michiel van de Panne, Nam Hee Kim, Zhaoming Xie ACM SIGGRAPH
Royal Society of Canada Fellow Alla Sheffer Royal Society of Canada
SIGGRAPH Academy Member Alla Sheffer ACM SIGGRAPH
GECCO 2020 Best Paper Award Holger H. Hoos, Yasha Pushak GECCO 2020
SIGMOD Systems Award Margo Seltzer BerkeleyDB - 2020 SIGMOD Systems Award
CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award Dinesh Pai Graphics Interface
UBC Killam Research Prize Alla Sheffer UBC Research & Innovation

Teaching

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
Graduate TA Awards 2020 Adrian Lindsay, Jinfan Yang, Joey Eremondi, Matt Dietrich, Mohammed Suhail, Prithu Banerjee, Si Yi Meng, Surya Koppisetti, Xinhong (Sam) Liu, Zixuan Yin UBC Department of Computer Science
Undergraduate TA Awards 2019 Alara Celik, Braxton Hall, Courtney Hermary, Emili Gubskaya, Greg Gzik, John Turkson, Kevin Yap, Pardis Roshanzimir, Richard Hou, Sasha Avreline UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Killam Teaching Prize Cinda Heeren UBC Vice President Academic

Service

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
Going Above and Beyond Dan Miner, Ed Chu, John Seto, Ming Lau, Patrick Lai, Tim Li, Vivian Leung UBC Department of Computer Science
President's Staff Award - Creativity & Innovation Anthony Winstanley UBC
Graduate Student Service Award 2019 Swati Goswami UBC Department of Computer Science
Undergraduate Student Service Award 2019 (Volunteers) Amy Zhu, Chanbin Lee , Leo Lin, Natalie (Zhi Ling) Chen, Slava Uryumtsev UBC Department of Computer Science
Rajan Family Award in Computer Science 2019 Beriwan Salamat Ravandi UBC Department of Computer Science
Visier Service Award for Women in Computer Science 2019 Daphne Liu UBC Department of Computer Science
Maria Klawe Service Award 2019 Aiden (Phoenix) Synkova, Daphne Liu, Noa Heyl UBC Department of Computer Science

Undergrad Achievement

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Sikander Randhawa NSERC
Rick Sample Summer Internship 2020 Rebecca Lin, Willis Cheng Peng, Yujing (Eugenie) Lai UBC Department of Computer Science
VanHacks Award in Computer Science 2019 Petal Vitis UBC Department of Computer Science
Visier Service Award in Computer Science 2019 Ayman Azhar UBC Department of Computer Science
Greer Family Scholarship 2019 Chen Hang, Hayden McTavish UBC Department of Computer Science
Martin Frauendorf Memorial Prize 2019 Arden Allen UBC Department of Computer Science
Broadridge Financial Solutions Award for Women in Computer Science 2019 Hannah Lin Broadridge Financial Solutions
Accenture Leadership Award 2019 Jeanette Johnson UBC Department of Computer Science
Academic Award of Excellence 2020 Braxton Hall, Chenliang Zhou, Daniel Bajj, Pardis Roshanzamir, Paul Wang, Raymond Situ, Sam Dover, Yuru Liu UBC Department of Computer Science
Governor General’s Silver Medal Chenliang Zhou University of British Columbia

Research

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
CHI 2019 Honorable Mention Award Dongwook Yoon, Matin Yarmand CHI 2019
VIS Academy Member Tamara Munzner IEEE VGTC Visualization Academy
IEEE Vis Test of Time Award Tamara Munzner IEEE VIS
IEEE Vis Test of Time Award Hamish Carr, Jack Snoeyink, Michiel van de Panne IEEE VIS
AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award Alan Mackworth AGE-WELL
SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award Robert Xiao SIGCHI
CS-Can/Info-Can Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award Julie Nutini CS-CAN/INFO-CAN
USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award Margo Seltzer USENIX
ICML Best Paper Honourable Mention Frank Wood International Conference on Machine Learning
IJCAI 2019 Workshop Best Paper Award Cristina Conati, Shane Sims, Vanessa Putnam IJCAI
AAAI Senior Member Cristina Conati Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
UBC Killam Research Prize Tamara Munzner UBC Research & Innovation
Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Margo Seltzer National Academy of Engineering
CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Honourable Mention Chris Yoon CRA

Teaching

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
Graduate TA Awards 2019 Arthur de Sousa Marques, David Johnson, Hung Yu Ling, Jocelyn Minns, Marjan Albooyeh, Nico Ritschel, Sikander Rhandawa UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department Undergraduate TA Awards Andrea Gottardo, Bronwyn Damm, Jonathan Budiardjo, Luciano Burla, Qianqian Feng, Ryan Kwon, Stefano Vazzoler, William Alvarez, Zoe Fox UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department Lifetime Teaching Award George Tsiknis UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department 2018 Faculty Teaching Award Ali Madooei, Joanna McGrenere, Jordan Johnson, Michiel van de Panne, Nick Harvey, Oluwakemi Ola UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Killam Teaching Prize Elisa Baniassad UBC Vice President Academic
UBC Killam Graduate TA Award Susanne Bradley UBC VP Academic

Service

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
UBC CS Staff Award (for fostering a collegial environment) Ana Kopic Drole, Holly Kwan, Vivian Leung UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department Graduate Student Service Award Giovanni Viviani, Julieta Martinez-Covarrubias, Nico Ritschel UBC Department of Computer Science
Visier Service Award in Computer Science Noah Heyl UBC Department of Computer Science
Visier Service Award for Women in Computer Science Jinny Byun UBC Department of Computer Science
iQmetrix Service Award for Women in Computer Science Giulia Mattia, Hannah Lin UBC Department of Computer Science
Maria Klawe Service Award Arden Allen, Kara Deane UBC Department of Computer Science

Undergrad Achievement

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
Rick Sample Summer Internship Chi Wei (Colin) Chen, Laura Rodgers UBC Department of Computer Science
Martin Frauendorf Memorial Prize Giulia Mattia UBC Department of Computer Science
Rajan Family Award in Computer Science Arden Allen, Kara Deane UBC Department of Computer Science
Markus Meister Memorial Prize Yuping Wang UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Majors) Yuping Wang UBC Department of Computer Science
Governor General's Silver Medal Jeffrey Dawson Governor General of Canada
UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Combined Honours) Jeffrey Dawson UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (BA) Xin Yu (Sherry) Yuan UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department Student Service Award Aiden Synkova, Audrey Lu, Ayman Azhar, Clair Ross, Hailey Mah, Nicholas Hu, Xin Yu (Sherry) Yuan UBC Department of Computer Science
Greer Family Scholarship Chenliang Zhou, Jerry Yin UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (Honours) Jerry Yin UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (Combined Majors) Nam Hee Kim UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (BCS) Jennifer Ahn UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (BUCS) Clara Chu UBC Department of Computer Science

Research

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Uri Ascher Royal Society of Canada
ACM MIG Best Paper Award Michiel van de Panne, Xinyi Zhang ACM MIG
NeurIPS 2018 Best Paper Award Christopher Liaw, Nick Harvey NeurIPS
ACM Distinguished Member Kevin Leyton-Brown ACM
PNSS Best Paper Award Holger H. Hoos, Yasha Pushak Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
IEEE Data Science and Advanced Analytics Conference Best Research Paper Award Laks V.S. Lakshmanan IEEE DSAA
CS-Can/Info-Can Lifetime Achievement Award David Kirkpatrick CS-Can/Info-Can
Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization Mark Schmidt SIAM
INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award Alexandre Frechette, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Neil Newman INFORMS
ACM CHI Best Paper Award Francesco Vitale, Izabelle Janzen, Joanna McGrenere ACM CHI
Alain Fournier PhD Dissertation Award Boris Dalstein Graphics Interface
CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award Alla Sheffer Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society
CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Research Prize Reid Holmes CS-Can/Info-Can
AAAI Fellow Kevin Leyton-Brown AAAI
IEEE Harlan D. Mills Award Gail Murphy IEEE

Teaching

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
UBC Killam Graduate TA Award Jordon Johnson UBC Vice President Academic
UBC Computer Science Department Graduate TA Award Adrian Lindsay, Clement Fung, Daniel Almeida, Devon Graham, Felipe Andres Banados Schwerter, Giovanni Viviani, Xing Zeng UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department Undergraduate TA Award Adam Jozefiak, Adrian She, Ben Chugg, Daphne Bliss-Rosval, Emily Fuchs, Harwin Mienata, James Yoo, Keavan Andreassen, Zhi Ting (Jessica) Yang UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department 2017 Faculty Teaching Award Elisa Baniassad, Jonatan Schroeder, Mark Schmidt, Michael Gelbart, Reid Holmes, William Evans UBC Department of Computer Science

Service

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
UBC Computer Science Department Student Service Award Bahare Fatemi, Clement Fung UBC Department of Computer Science
UBC Computer Science Department Student Service Award Allan Leung, Andrea Park, Bahar Heravi Moussavi, Chanbin Lee, Charmaine Lee, Christine Cheng, Gora Kong, Janet Poon, Jeff Xiao, Joy Zhang, Lironne Kurzman, Lotus Zhang, Noah Heyl UBC Department of Computer Science