UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en UBC Computer Science Welcomes Nine New Faculty Members https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/10/ubc-computer-science-welcomes-nine-new-faculty-members <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="1024" height="768" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/new_cs_faculty_members.jpeg?1507077371" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science welcomes nine new faculty members who joined our department as instructors and research faculty in the past 18 months:&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <hr class="clear" /> <p><img style="float:left; margin:0.75em 1em" src="/sites/cs/files/news/gelbart.jpg" width="150" height="200" /></p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </div> <div class="field-item even"> Visitors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-front"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/10/ubc-computer-science-welcomes-nine-new-faculty-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:44:01 +0000 mng 55218 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere Inducted into RSC's College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/09/computer-science-professor-joanna-mcgrenere-inducted-rscs-college-new-scholars-artists- <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="719" height="1080" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/joanna_mcgrenere.jpg?1505418623" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to UBC Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere, who is inducted into the <a href="http://www.rsc-src.ca/sites/default/files/pdf/College%20Citations%202017.pdf" title="RSC List of New Scholars">Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists</a>.&nbsp; The scholars were selected based on excellence in intellectual leadership in their field of research.&nbsp; Joanna is recognized as one of the top mid-career scholars in Canada in the field of Computer Science. There were 70 new scholars elected.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </div> <div class="field-item even"> Visitors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-front"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/09/computer-science-professor-joanna-mcgrenere-inducted-rscs-college-new-scholars-artists-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Women Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:53:03 +0000 mng 54824 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Undergraduates Alice Fredine & Scott Henry Win Best Presentation at CUCSC https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/08/computer-science-undergraduates-alice-fredine-scott-henry-win-best-presentation-cucsc <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="4898" height="3265" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/scott_henry.jpg?1505158278" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Computer Science students Alice Fredine and Scott Henry were awarded Best Presentation at the 2017 Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference. Their presentation was on Social Assistive Chatbots, examining how technology can be used to empower introverts’ communication. The research was developed during CPSC 444, Advanced Human Computer Interaction, taught by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/~joanna/" target="_blank">Joanna McGrenere</a>.</span></p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </div> <div class="field-item even"> Visitors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-front"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/08/computer-science-undergraduates-alice-fredine-scott-henry-win-best-presentation-cucsc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Development Women Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:52:54 +0000 mng 54462 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Student Xue Bin Peng Wins SCA 2017 Best Student Paper Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/08/computer-science-student-xue-bin-peng-wins-sca-2017-best-student-paper-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="1462" height="1227" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/sca-award.jpg?1503960271" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science M.Sc. student Xue Bin Peng, together with his supervisor, Professor Michiel van de Panne, won the Best Student Paper Award at the ACM SIGGRAPH / EG Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA), for their paper "Learning Locomotion Skills Using DeepRL: Does the Choice of Action Space Matter?".</p> <p>The conference was held in Los Angeles, July 28-30, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>Congratulations, Xue Bin and Michiel!</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </div> <div class="field-item even"> Visitors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-front"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/08/computer-science-student-xue-bin-peng-wins-sca-2017-best-student-paper-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:45:09 +0000 mng 54456 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Bringing Women Back to Computer Science: SAP’s Inspiring Work https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/08/bringing-women-back-computer-science-sap-s-inspiring-work <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="875" height="900" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/stephanie_redivo.jpg?1502740329" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/img_1907.jpg?1502991850" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/img_1908.jpg?1502991873" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/img_1910.jpg?1502991898" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="640" height="480" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/img_9897.jpg?1502991914" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Women were first</strong></p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department 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</div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science graduate student Yasha Pushak is the recipient of a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vanier.gc.ca/en/scholar_search-chercheur_recherche_2017.html" title="Vanier Scholarship">2016-2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship</a><span></span>, an award created by the Government of Canada to attract and retain world-class doctoral students in Canada. The Vanier CGS is the most prestigious scholarship available to PhD students in Canada. Vanier Scholars must demonstrate strong leadership skills and a high standard of achievement in graduate studies.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </div> <div class="field-item even"> Visitors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-front"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/07/computer-science-graduate-student-yasha-pushak-receives-2017-vanier-canada-graduate-sch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Tue, 04 Jul 2017 23:44:13 +0000 mng 53942 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Graduate Student Felix Heide Receives 2017 ACM SIGGRAPH Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/07/computer-science-graduate-student-felix-heide-receives-2017-acm-siggraph-outstanding-do <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="396" height="396" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/felix_heide_0.jpeg?1499206878" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science PhD student Felix Heide is the recipient of the <a href="http://s2017.siggraph.org/content/acm-siggraph-awards" title="SIGGRAPH awards page">2017 ACM SIGGRAPH Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award</a>. &nbsp;Only one award is given annually to recognize researchers who have made notable contributions during their doctoral study.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </div> <div class="field-item even"> Visitors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-front"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/07/computer-science-graduate-student-felix-heide-receives-2017-acm-siggraph-outstanding-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Tue, 04 Jul 2017 22:24:26 +0000 mng 53939 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca How AI helped auction off $19-billion worth of radio spectrum https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/06/how-ai-helped-auction-19-billion-worth-radio-spectrum <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="1272" height="854" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/constraints.png?1498753184" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mobile phone carriers scooped up airwaves no longer needed by television broadcasters last March in a $19-billion auction designed by UBC and Stanford University researchers.</p> <p>While airwave auctions are nothing new, this one was so complex and involved so many moving parts that computer science was used to solve the problem. A paper published recently in PNAS outlines the complexity of the problem and explains how the economists and computer scientists worked together to design the solution.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </div> <div class="field-item even"> Visitors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-front"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/06/how-ai-helped-auction-19-billion-worth-radio-spectrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:20:16 +0000 mng 53930 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Graduate Student Felix Heide Receives 2016 Alain Fournier Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/06/computer-science-graduate-student-felix-heide-receives-2016-alain-fournier-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="396" height="396" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/felix_heide.jpeg?1496349956" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science graduate student Felix Heide is the recipient of the 2016 Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation Award. &nbsp;His dissertation, titled “Structure-aware Computational Imaging”, makes significant contributions to computational imaging and displays, and has major impacts on research in computer graphics, image processing, computer vision, optics, photography, and human perception.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </div> <div class="field-item even"> Visitors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-front"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/06/computer-science-graduate-student-felix-heide-receives-2016-alain-fournier-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:55:50 +0000 mng 53811 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Professor Emeritus Richard Rosenberg Receives BCCLA Lifetime Achievement Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/06/computer-science-professor-emeritus-richard-rosenberg-receives-bccla-lifetime-achieveme <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="1134" height="1738" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/richard_rosenberg.jpg?1496355820" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Professor Emeritus Richard Rosenberg is the recipient of the <a href="https://bccla.org/" title="BC Civil Liberties Assocation">BC Civil Liberties Association</a> (BCCLA) <a href="https://bccla.org/news/2017/05/bc-civil-liberties-association-honours-work-overdose-prevention-society-richard-rosenberg/" title="BCCLA Lifetime Achievement Award">Lifetime Achievement Award</a>. &nbsp;This special award was presented to Dr. Rosenberg in honour of his commitment and contribution as a member of BCCLA for nearly thirty years.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </div> <div class="field-item even"> Visitors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-show-front"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/06/computer-science-professor-emeritus-richard-rosenberg-receives-bccla-lifetime-achieveme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. 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