UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en UBC Computer Science Lecturer Jessica Dawson Receives Killam Teaching Prize https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/04/ubc-computer-science-lecturer-jessica-dawson-receives-killam-teaching-prize <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="5184" height="3456" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/jessica_dawson.jpg?1493155812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Lecturer Jessica Dawson is the&nbsp;recipient of a 2016-2017 UBC Faculty of Science Killam Teaching Prize, UBC’s most prestigious teaching award. &nbsp;This award recognizes outstanding contributions to improving the teaching and learning environment in our undergraduate programs, and is awarded to a small handful of faculty members in Science each year.</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/2017/04/ubc-computer-science-lecturer-jessica-dawson-receives-killam-teaching-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Teaching & Learning Women Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:30:39 +0000 mng 53451 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Undergraduate Student Alice Fredine Named 2017 UBC Wesbrook Scholar https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/04/computer-science-undergraduate-student-alice-fredine-named-2017-ubc-wesbrook-scholar <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="613" height="640" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/alice_fredine.jpg?1491867473" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science student Alice Fredine is named a 2017 <a href="https://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/awards-scholarships-bursaries/premier-undergraduate-wesbrook-scholarships" title="UBC Wesbrook scholar">UBC Wesbrook Scholar</a>. &nbsp;The Wesbrook Scholars are among the university's most prestigious designations, given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-audience"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Department </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/2017/04/computer-science-undergraduate-student-alice-fredine-named-2017-ubc-wesbrook-scholar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Women Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:44:07 +0000 mng 53429 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Professor Nick Harvey Receives CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Research Prize https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/03/computer-science-professor-nick-harvey-receives-cs-caninfo-can-outstanding-young-comput <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="1501" height="1995" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/nick_harvey_-_hi_res.jpg?1490115105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to Computer Science Associate Professor <a href="http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~nickhar/">Nick Harvey</a>, who has been awarded a <a href="https://cscan-infocan.ca/award_category/outstanding-young-computer-science-researcher-awards-2015/">CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher prize</a> for 2016. The Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher prize recognizes young computer science faculty members at Canadian universities within 10 years of their Ph.D. who have made highly significant contributions in their careers, particularly to research.</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/2017/03/computer-science-professor-nick-harvey-receives-cs-caninfo-can-outstanding-young-comput" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:53:44 +0000 mng 53289 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC ACM Programming Team Coach Nasa Rouf Receives ACM ICPC Coach Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/03/ubc-acm-programming-team-coach-nasa-rouf-receives-acm-icpc-coach-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="2048" height="1533" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/nasa_rouf.jpg?1489600343" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science PhD candidate&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/~nasarouf">Nasa Rouf</a> is the recipient of the ACM ICPC 5-Year-Coach Award for his dedication to coaching hundreds of UBC students to participate in the ACM Programming contest. &nbsp;Nasa has been coaching the UBC ACM programming teams since 2008 and brought UBC to the World Finals five times. &nbsp;He led the UBC programming teams, first as assistant coach, to the World Finals in 2008 in Banff, and then as head coach to the World Finals in 2012 in Poland, in 2013 in Russia, and in 2016 in Thailand.</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/2017/03/ubc-acm-programming-team-coach-nasa-rouf-receives-acm-icpc-coach-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Student Life Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:00:50 +0000 mng 52926 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Jessica Wrinskelle Receives 2016 UBC Dean of Science Excellence in Service Awards https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/03/jessica-wrinskelle-receives-2016-ubc-dean-science-excellence-service-awards <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="960" height="1280" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/jessica_wrinskelle.jpg?1489445178" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Director of Finance and Administration, Jessica Wrinskelle, is the recipient of a <a href="https://science.ubc.ca/faculty/awards/service">2016 Dean of Science Excellence in Service Award</a><span></span>. The award recognizes staff, students and faculty whose contributions in areas such as service, administration, leadership and outreach have had a significant positive impact in achieving the mission of the Faculty of Science</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/2017/03/jessica-wrinskelle-receives-2016-ubc-dean-science-excellence-service-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Administration Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:47:11 +0000 mng 52924 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Patrice Belleville Receives 2016 UBC Dean of Science Excellence in Service Awards https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/03/patrice-belleville-receives-2016-ubc-dean-science-excellence-service-awards <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="3163" height="4740" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/patrice_belleville.jpg?1488847638" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to UBC Computer Science Senior Instructor Dr. Patrice Belleville, recipient of a <a href="https://science.ubc.ca/faculty/awards/service">2016 Dean of Science Excellence in Service Award</a>. The award&nbsp;recognizes staff, students and faculty whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving UBC Science's mission.</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/2017/03/patrice-belleville-receives-2016-ubc-dean-science-excellence-service-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Teaching & Learning Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:33:32 +0000 mng 52908 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Launches edX MicroMasters program in Software Development https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/03/ubc-launches-edx-micromasters-program-software-development <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="818" height="504" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/micromasters_copy.jpg?1488414293" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On February 28, 2017, UBC launched the edX MicroMasters program in Software Development.&nbsp; This program will offer learners worldwide access to the first three courses in our software development stream.&nbsp; Learners can try the program and complete the material for free, or for US$925 they can earn a verified non-credit certificate. &nbsp;Every course in the program ends with a project, so learners will complete a portfolio of projects.</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/2017/03/ubc-launches-edx-micromasters-program-software-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Academic Admissions Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:25:11 +0000 mng 52905 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Professor Mark Schmidt named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/02/professor-mark-schmidt-named-2017-sloan-research-fellow <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="2656" height="1494" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/mark_schmidt_0.jpg?1487789992" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Assistant Professor Mark Schmidt has been selected as a <a href="https://sloan.org/fellowships/2017-Fellows" title="Sloan Research Fellowship">2017 Sloan Research Fellow</a>.&nbsp; These two-year, $60,000 fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in the United States and Canada in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.</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/2017/02/professor-mark-schmidt-named-2017-sloan-research-fellow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:00:18 +0000 mng 52895 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Student Jennifer She Receives CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honourable Mention https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/01/ubc-student-jennifer-she-receives-cra-outstanding-undergraduate-researcher-honourable-m <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="620" height="659" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/jennifer_she.jpg?1483748379" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC student Jennifer <span>(Xin Bei)&nbsp;</span>She received&nbsp;<a href="http://cra.org/crae/awards/cra-outstanding-undergraduate-researchers/" title="CRA outstanding undergraduate research award">2016 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award</a>.Honourable Mention. &nbsp;Jennifer is a 4th year student in the Combined Computer Science and Statistics Honours program. She is working with Computer Science Professor Mark Schmidt and Statistics Professor Jiahua Chen in areas of machine learning and statistics, and has broad interests in those areas.</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/2017/01/ubc-student-jennifer-she-receives-cra-outstanding-undergraduate-researcher-honourable-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Women Sat, 07 Jan 2017 00:27:54 +0000 mng 52789 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC's Skin Simulation Software Used in Movie 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' https://www.cs.ubc.ca/content/ubcs-skin-simulation-software-used-movie-fantastic-beasts-and-where-find-them <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="1920" height="1080" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/giraffeblend.jpg?1483566652" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Skin simulation software developed in Prof. Dinesh K. Pai's group was used to make the fantastic beasts in the blockbuster film based on J. K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The skin software, called Vital Skin, uses a patent-pending simulation algorithm published in SIGGRAPH 2013 and developed by the UBC spinoff company Vital Mechanics (<a href="http://www.vitalmechanics.com/" target="_blank">http://www.vitalmechanics.com/</a>). VFX studio Image Engine Design used Vital Skin FX to create the realistic skin movement of magical creatures such as Graphorns.</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> Department Visitors Research Wed, 04 Jan 2017 21:51:08 +0000 mng 52782 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca