Awards

Research

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
2020 Best Student Paper Award Cristina Conati, Shane D. Sims ACM ICMI 2020
2020 Best Paper Award, ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation Hung Yu Ling, Michiel van de Panne, Nam Hee Kim, Zhaoming Xie ACM SIGGRAPH
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, Yasha Pushak GECCO 2020
2020 2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Sikander Randhawa NSERC
2020 SIGMOD Systems Award Margo Seltzer BerkeleyDB - 2020 SIGMOD Systems Award
2020 Best Paper Award CHI 2020 Joanna McGrenere, Karon MacLean CHI 2020
2020 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award Dinesh Pai Graphics Interface
2020 UBC Killam Research Prize Alla Sheffer UBC Research & Innovation
2019 IEEE Test of Time Award Hamish Carr, Jack Snoeyink, Michiel van de Panne IEEE VIS
2019 IEEE Test of Time Award Tamara Munzner IEEE VIS
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, Shane Sims, Vanessa Putnam IJCAI
2019 USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award Margo Seltzer USENIX
2019 ICML Best Paper Honourable Mention Frank Wood International Conference on Machine Learning
2019 CS-Can/Info-Can Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award Julie Nutini CS-CAN/INFO-CAN
2019 UBC Killam Research Prize Tamara Munzner UBC Research & Innovation
2019 AAAI Senior Member Cristina Conati Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
2019 Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Margo Seltzer National Academy of Engineering
2018 NeurIPS 2018 Best Paper Award Christopher Liaw, Nick Harvey NeurIPS
2018 ACM MIG Best Paper Award Michiel van de Panne, Xinyi Zhang ACM MIG
2018 Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision & Machine Learning Leonid Sigal Canada Research Chairs Program
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 PNSS Best Paper Award Holger H. Hoos, Yasha Pushak Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
2018 Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization Mark Schmidt SIAM
2018 UBC Governor General's Gold Medal Jason Peng UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
2018 INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award Alexandre Frechette, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Neil Newman INFORMS

Service

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
2020 Going Above and Beyond Dan Miner, Ed Chu, John Seto, Ming Lau, Patrick Lai, Tim Li, Vivian Leung UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 President's Staff Award - Creativity & Innovation Anthony Winstanley UBC
2020 Graduate Student Service Award 2019 Swati Goswami UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC CS Staff Award (for fostering a collegial environment) Ana Kopic Drole, Holly Kwan, Vivian Leung UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Graduate Student Service Award Giovanni Viviani, Julieta Martinez-Covarrubias, Nico Ritschel UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science CS 50 Team Award Alan Mackworth, Anne Condon, J. Yue, Jade Wang, Joël Pittet, Michele Ng, Michiel van de Panne, Tamara Munzner UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Staff Award (Supporting Students) Trey Schiefelbein UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Faculty Mentoring Award Alla Sheffer UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Staff Award (Supporting Research) Hermie Lam UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Undergraduate Team Award Celina Berg, Donald Acton, Ed Knorr, Eka Nagatani, George Tsiknis, Giuliana Villegas, Helena Merrell, Ian Mitchell, Mike Feeley, Norm Hutchinson, Patrice Belleville, Paul Carter, Sarah Lee, Steve Wolfman, Trey Schiefelbein UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Staff Award (Going Above and Beyond) Tim Li UBC Department of Computer Science

Teaching

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
2020 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
2020 Graduate TA Awards 2019 Adrian Lindsay, Jinfan Yang, Joey Eremondi, Matt Deitrich, Mohammad Suhail, Prithu Banerjee, Sam Liu, Si Yi Meng, Surya Koppisetti, Zixuan Yin UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 UBC Killam Teaching Prize Cinda Heeren UBC Vice President Academic
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Lifetime Teaching Award George Tsiknis UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 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
2019 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
2019 UBC Killam Graduate TA Award Susanne Bradley UBC VP Academic
2019 UBC Killam Teaching Prize Elisa Baniassad UBC Vice President Academic
2018 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
2018 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
2018 UBC Killam Graduate TA Award Jordon Johnson UBC Vice President Academic

Undergrad Student

Year Award Recipient(s) Organization
2020 Accenture Leadership Award 2019 Jeanette Johnson UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Greer Family Scholarship 2019 Chen Hang, Hayden McTavish UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Visier Service Award in Computer Science 2019 Ayman Azhar UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Rick Sample Summer Internship 2020 Rebecca Lin, Willis Cheng Peng, Yujing (Eugenie) Lai UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Governor General’s Silver Medal Chenliang Zhou University of British Columbia
2020 Broadridge Financial Solutions Award for Women in Computer Science 2019 Hannah Lin Broadridge Financial Solutions
2020 Maria Klawe Service Award 2019 Aiden (Phoenix) Synkova, Daphne Liu, Noa Heyl UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Rajan Family Award in Computer Science 2019 Beriwan Salamat Ravandi UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Undergraduate Student Service Award 2019 (Volunteers) Amy Zhu, Chanbin Lee , Leo Lin, Natalie (Zhi Ling) Chen, Slava Uryumtsev UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 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
2020 Martin Frauendorf Memorial Prize 2019 Arden Allen UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 Visier Service Award for Women in Computer Science 2019 Daphne Liu UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 VanHacks Award in Computer Science 2019 Petal Vitis UBC Department of Computer Science
2020 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
2019 UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (Combined Majors) Nam Hee Kim UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 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
2019 Governor General's Silver Medal Jeffrey Dawson Governor General of Canada
2019 Maria Klawe Service Award Arden Allen, Kara Deane UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Visier Service Award for Women in Computer Science Jinny Byun UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Rick Sample Summer Internship Chi Wei (Colin) Chen, Laura Rodgers UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (BUCS) Clara Chu UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (Honours) Jerry Yin UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (BA) Xin Yu (Sherry) Yuan UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Majors) Yuping Wang UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Rajan Family Award in Computer Science Arden Allen, Kara Deane UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Visier Service Award in Computer Science Noah Heyl UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 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
2019 UBC Department of Computer Science Academic Award of Excellence (BCS) Jennifer Ahn UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Greer Family Scholarship Chenliang Zhou, Jerry Yin UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Combined Honours) Jeffrey Dawson UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Markus Meister Memorial Prize Yuping Wang UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 iQmetrix Service Award for Women in Computer Science Giulia Mattia, Hannah Lin UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 Martin Frauendorf Memorial Prize Giulia Mattia UBC Department of Computer Science
2019 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Honourable Mention Chris Yoon CRA
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (BUCS) Wen Chia Hu UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Majors) Zixuan Yin UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Honours) Aaron Mishkin UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Combined Honours) Oliver Zhang UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 Maria Klawe Endowment Award Jinny Byun UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 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
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (COGS) Shihui Liang UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (Combined Majors) Rachel Stiyer UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 Broadridge Financial Solutions Award for Women in Computer Science Laura Barton UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 iQmetrix Service Award for Women in Computer Science Sally Pang UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 Martin Frauendorf Memorial Prize Finn Hackett UBC Department of Computer Science
2018 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
2018 UBC Computer Science Department Academic Award of Excellence (BA) Min Sang Park UBC Department of Computer Science