UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en CS Welcomes Margo Seltzer as a Canada 150 Research Chair and Cheriton Family Chair in Computer Science https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/12/cs-welcomes-margo-seltzer-canada-150-research-chair-and-cheriton-family-chair-computer- <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="300" height="200" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/margo-seltzer-news.jpg?1513206205" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Harvard professor Margo Seltzer will join UBC as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems in September 2018, a position that comes with $1 million in federal funding per year for seven years. Seltzer is currently a computer science professor and director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard.</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/2017/12/cs-welcomes-margo-seltzer-canada-150-research-chair-and-cheriton-family-chair-computer-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:20:22 +0000 Web Admin 55675 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Professor Dinesh Pai and colleagues awarded Wall Solutions Grant https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/11/computer-science-professor-dinesh-pai-and-colleagues-awarded-wall-solutions-grant <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/vsaranphotodotcom-pai-96.jpg?1511996129" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science Professor Dinesh Pai and his colleagues, Drs. Miriam Spering and Mary-Lou Jackson, are the recipients of the Wall Solutions Grant.&nbsp; The grant supports UBC faculty members collaborating with community or partner organizations to address societal issues through innovative and academically rigorous 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"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/11/computer-science-professor-dinesh-pai-and-colleagues-awarded-wall-solutions-grant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:05:20 +0000 mng 55659 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Computer Science Professors Alan Mackworth & David Poole Release 2nd Edition of Foundational AI Textbook https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/11/ubc-computer-science-professors-alan-mackworth-david-poole-release-2nd-edition-foundati <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="1200" height="902" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/ai-book.jpg?1509728615" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC CS Professors David Poole and Alan Mackworth are pleased to announce the release of the second edition of their foundational AI textbook, "Artificial Intelligence: Foundations of Computational Agents".</p> <p>The book has seen a complete update, with a machine learning emphasis and new resources (Python code, AIspace animations, slides, solutions, and more).&nbsp; And the best news yet for students and AI practitioners is that the complete text is also available online with free open access at <a href="http://artint.info/2e/html/ArtInt2e.html" title="http://artint.info/2e/html/ArtInt2e.html">http://artint.info/2e/html/ArtInt2e.html</a>.</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/2017/11/ubc-computer-science-professors-alan-mackworth-david-poole-release-2nd-edition-foundati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Teaching & Learning Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:04:08 +0000 mng 55538 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science PhD student Nasim Zolaktaf Wins Best Student Paper Award at the 2017 DNA Computing and Molecular Programming Conference https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/11/computer-science-phd-student-nasim-zolaktaf-wins-best-student-paper-award-2017-dna-comp <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="1280" height="960" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/nasim.jpg?1509647961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science PhD student Nasim Zolaktaf won the Best Student Paper Award at the <a href="https://dna23ut.org/" title="DNA23 website">23rd International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming</a>,&nbsp;held in Austin, Texas, September 24-28, 2017. Her paper, titled “Inferring Parameters for an Elementary Step Model of DNA Structure Kinetics with Locally&nbsp;Context-Dependent Arrhenius Rates,”&nbsp;introduces a new Arrhenius model &nbsp;that&nbsp;can be used in stochastic simulations to estimate kinetic properties of interacting DNA strands.</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/2017/11/computer-science-phd-student-nasim-zolaktaf-wins-best-student-paper-award-2017-dna-comp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Women Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:42:47 +0000 mng 55534 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Two CS Professors awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/11/two-cs-professors-awarded-nserc-discovery-accelerator-supplements <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="1280" height="720" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/rachelhu.jpg?1509647385" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Professors <a href="http://www.fuhuthu.com/" title="Hu Fu website">Hu Fu</a> and <a href="http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~rap/" title="Rachel Pottinger website">Rachel Pottinger</a> were each awarded a 2017 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement, valued at $120,000 over three years. These awards are for research programs that are highly rated in terms of originality and innovation, and to enable researchers to become international leaders within 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"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/11/two-cs-professors-awarded-nserc-discovery-accelerator-supplements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Women Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:30:03 +0000 mng 55533 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Student Bahar Moussavi co-founded a Non-Profit for ASD Students https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/10/computer-science-student-bahar-moussavi-co-founded-non-profit-asd-students <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="1640" height="1639" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/bahar.jpg?1508798603" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science student Bahar Moussavi is the co-founder of a not-for-profit organization called the C.O.D.E.</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/2017/10/computer-science-student-bahar-moussavi-co-founded-non-profit-asd-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Women Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:47:25 +0000 mng 55400 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor David Poole and Graduate Student David Buchman Receive UAI 2017 Best Student Paper Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/10/cs-professor-david-poole-and-graduate-student-david-buchman-receive-uai-2017-best-stude <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="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/buchman_poole.jpg?1508540997" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science graduate student David Buchman and Professor David Poole are the recipients of the <a href="http://auai.org/uai2017/index.php">UAI 2017</a> Best Student Paper Award, for their paper “Why Rules are Complex: Real-Valued Probabilistic Logic Programs are not Fully Expressive”.&nbsp;&nbsp;</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/2017/10/cs-professor-david-poole-and-graduate-student-david-buchman-receive-uai-2017-best-stude" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:10:19 +0000 mng 55399 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Computer Science Welcomes Eight New Faculty Members https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/10/ubc-computer-science-welcomes-eight-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/facultyhiring.001.jpeg?1511813214" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science welcomes eight 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-eight-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