Awards

Research Awards

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
2020 Royal Society of Canada Fellow Alla Sheffer Royal Society of Canada
2020 SIGGRAPH Academy Member Alla Sheffer ACM SIGGRAPH
2020 GECCO 2020 Best Paper Award Holger H. Hoos GECCO 2020
2020 SIGMOD Systems Award goes to Margo Seltzer and team Margo Seltzer BerkeleyDB - 2020 SIGMOD Systems Award
2020 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award Dinesh Pai Graphics Interface
2020 UBC Killam Research Prize Alla Sheffer UBC Research & Innovation
2019 AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award Alan Mackworth AGE-WELL
2019 SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award Robert Xiao SIGCHI
2019 IJCAI 2019 Workshop Best Paper Award Cristina Conati IJCAI
2019 USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award Margo Seltzer USENIX
2019 ICML Best Paper Honourable Mention Frank Wood International Conference on Machine Learning
2019 AAAI Senior Member Cristina Conati Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
2019 UBC Killam Research Prize Tamara Munzner UBC Research & Innovation
2019 Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Margo Seltzer National Academy of Engineering
2018 NeurIPS 2018 Best Paper Award Nick Harvey NeurIPS
2018 ACM MIG Best Paper Award Michiel van de Panne ACM MIG
2018 MIG Best Paper Award Michiel van de Panne Conference on Motion, Interaction and Games
2018 ACM Distinguished Member Kevin Leyton-Brown ACM
2018 IEEE Data Science and Advanced Analytics Conference Best Research Paper Award Laks V.S. Lakshmanan IEEE DSAA
2018 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Uri Ascher Royal Society of Canada
2018 PPSN Best Paper Award Holger H. Hoos PPSN
2018 Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization Mark Schmidt SIAM

Staff Awards

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
2020 President's Staff Award - Creativity & Innovation Anthony Winstanley UBC
2019 UBC CS Staff Award (for fostering a collegial environment) Ana Kopic Drole, Holly Kwan, Vivian Leung UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Staff Award (Supporting Research) Hermie Lam UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Staff Award (Going Above and Beyond) Tim Li UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Staff Award (Supporting Students) Trey Schiefelbein UBC Department of Computer Science

Grad Student Awards

Year Award Organization
2020 Graduate Student Service Award 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Best Paper Award GECCO GECCO 2020
2020 Graduate TA Awards 2020 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Graduate TA Awards 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship NSERC
2019 Graduate TA Awards 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 CS-Can/Info-Can Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award CS-CAN/INFO-CAN
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Graduate Student Service Award UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award UBC VP Academic
2018 NeurIPS 2018 Best Paper Award NeurIPS
2018 PNSS Best Paper Award Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
2018 UBC Governor General's Gold Medal UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
2018 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award UBC Vice President Academic
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Student Service Award UBC Department of Computer Science

Undergrad Student Awards

Year Award Organization
2020 Rajan Family Award in Computer Science 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Rick Sample Summer Internship 2020 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Undergraduate Student Service Award 2019 (Volunteers) UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Undergraduate Student Service Award 2019 (Volunteers) UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Undergraduate TA Awards 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Academic Award of Excellence 2020 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Martin Frauendorf Memorial Prize 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Maria Klawe Service Award 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Visier Service Award in Computer Science 2019 Undergraduate Student Service Award 2019 (Volunteers) UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 VanHacks Award in Computer Science 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Rick Sample Summer Internship 2020 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 "Undergraduate Student Service Award 2019 (Volunteers) Undergraduate TA Awards 2019"
2020 Undergraduate Student Service Award 2019 (Volunteers) UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Undergraduate TA Awards 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Accenture Leadership Award 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Greer Family Scholarship 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Maria Klawe Service Award 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Rajan Family Award in Computer Science 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Rick Sample Summer Internship 2020 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Rick Sample Summer Internship 2020 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Undergraduate Student Service Award 2019 (Volunteers) UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Undergraduate TA Awards 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Governor General’s Silver Medal Markus Meister Memorial Prize 2020 Academic Award of Excellence 2020 Governor General of Canada
2020 Broadridge Financial Solutions Award for Women in Computer Science 2019 Broadridge Financial Solutions
2020 Greer Family Scholarship 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Maria Klawe Service Award 2019 Visier Service Award for Women in Computer Science 2019 UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Visier Service Award in Computer Science UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Undergraduate TA Awards UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (BCS) UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Greer Family Scholarship UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Combined Honours) UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Markus Meister Memorial Prize UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 iQmetrix Service Award for Women in Computer Science UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Martin Frauendorf Memorial Prize UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (Combined Majors) UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Student Service Award UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Governor General's Silver Medal Governor General of Canada
2019 Maria Klawe Service Award UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Visier Service Award for Women in Computer Science UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Rick Sample Summer Internship UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (BUCS) UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (Honours) UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (BA) UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Majors) UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Rajan Family Award in Computer Science UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Honourable Mention CRA
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (BA) UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (BCS) UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 Markus Meister Memorial Prize UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 Rajan Family Award in Computer Science UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 GROW Service Award for Women in Computer Science UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 Rick Sample Summer Internship UBC Department of Computer Science

Teaching Awards

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
2020 UBC Killam Teaching Prize Cinda Heeren UBC Vice President Academic
2019 UBC Computer Science Department 2018 Faculty Teaching Award Nick Harvey, Ali Madooei, Joanna McGrenere, Oluwakemi Ola, Michiel van de Panne UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Lifetime Teaching Award George Tsiknis UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Killam Teaching Prize Elisa Baniassad UBC Vice President Academic

Service Awards

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
2018 UBC Computer Science Undergraduate Team Award Donald Acton, Patrice Belleville, Celina Berg, Paul Carter, Mike Feeley, Norm Hutchinson, Ed Knorr, Ian Mitchell, Eka Nagatani, George Tsiknis, Trey Schiefelbein, Giuliana Villegas, Steve Wolfman UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science CS 50 Team Award Anne Condon, Alan Mackworth, Tamara Munzner, Michiel van de Panne, Jade Wang, J. Yue, Joël Pittet, Michele Ng UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Faculty Mentoring Award Alla Sheffer UBC Department of Computer Science