UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en CS Professor Kevin Leyton-Brown and his team win INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/05/cs-professor-kevin-leyton-brown-and-his-team-win-informs-franz-edelman-achievement-awar <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="876" height="415" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/repurpose_spectrum.jpg?1525811855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Professor Kevin Leyton-Brown, together with Ph.D students Neil Newman and Alexandre Frechette, were members of a 19-person team that won the <a href="https://www.informs.org/Recognizing-Excellence/INFORMS-Prizes/Franz-Edelman-Award" title="Franz Edelman Award">INFORMS&nbsp;Franz Edelman Award</a> for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences.&nbsp;Described as "the leading O.R.</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/2018/05/cs-professor-kevin-leyton-brown-and-his-team-win-informs-franz-edelman-achievement-awar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Tue, 08 May 2018 20:37:56 +0000 mng 56302 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC ACM Programming Team Ranks 56 in World Finals https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/05/ubc-acm-programming-team-ranks-56-world-finals <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="4899" height="3266" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2018_-_4.jpg?1525472605" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="1125" height="750" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2018_-_1.jpg?1525473302" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="5312" height="2988" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2018_-_5.jpg?1525473320" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="1440" height="1080" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2018_-_3.jpg?1525473353" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="4032" height="3024" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2018_-_6.jpg?1525473372" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UBC ACM Programming Team competed in the World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Beijing, China on April 19, 2018.&nbsp; The team did really well, solving 4 problems and getting 56th place in the world (59th place when factoring in the solution times and failed attempts). UBC came in eighth among North American schools and first among the Canadian schools, beating out University of Waterloo for top honors.</p> <p>Congratulations to the coach and team members!</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Daniel Du (coach CS3)</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/2018/05/ubc-acm-programming-team-ranks-56-world-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Development Fri, 04 May 2018 22:34:16 +0000 mng 56297 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Graduate students Francesco Vitale, Izabelle Janzen and CS Professor Joanna McGrenere receive 2018 CHI Best Paper Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/05/cs-graduate-students-francesco-vitale-izabelle-janzen-and-cs-professor-joanna-mcgrenere <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="3451" height="2698" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/joanna_chi_best_paper_2018.jpg?1525375284" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science graduate students Francesco Vitale and Izabelle Janzen and UBC Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere won a Best Paper Award at the <a href="https://chi2018.acm.org/" title="ACM CHI 2018">2018 ACM CHI Conference</a>. They presented their paper, titled “Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation” at CHI in Montréal, from April 21-26.&nbsp;The award is given to the top 1% of all paper submissions.</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/2018/05/cs-graduate-students-francesco-vitale-izabelle-janzen-and-cs-professor-joanna-mcgrenere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Women Thu, 03 May 2018 19:21:55 +0000 mng 56293 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Graduate Student Jordon Johnson Receives Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/04/cs-graduate-student-jordon-johnson-receives-killam-graduate-teaching-assistant-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="2736" height="1688" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/jordonjohnson_sigdial_landscape.jpg?1523913501" /> </div> </div> </div> <div> <p>Computer Science graduate student Jordon Johnson is the recipient of the UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.&nbsp; The award is presented each year to 16 graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at UBC.&nbsp; The prize includes a certificate and $1,000. More information about the award is available&nbsp;<a href="https://academic.ubc.ca/awards-funding/award-winners/teaching-service-award-winners" title="Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award">here</a><span></span>.</p></div><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/2018/04/cs-graduate-student-jordon-johnson-receives-killam-graduate-teaching-assistant-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:32:46 +0000 mng 56278 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca PhD Student Boris Dalstein Wins Alain Fournier PhD Dissertation Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/03/phd-student-boris-dalstein-wins-alain-fournier-phd-dissertation-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="1024" height="1024" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/boris_dalstein-1024x1024.jpg?1522362170" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science Ph.D student Boris Dalstein is the recipient of the 2017 Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation Award.&nbsp; This is awarded for an exceptional computer graphics Ph.D.</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/2018/03/phd-student-boris-dalstein-wins-alain-fournier-phd-dissertation-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:23:08 +0000 mng 56253 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor Alla Sheffer Receives 2018 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/03/cs-professor-alla-sheffer-receives-2018-chccsscdhm-achievement-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="3600" height="3600" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/sheffer.jpg?1521503657" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science Professor Alla Sheffer is the recipient of the 2018 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award.&nbsp; The Award is given by the <a href="http://graphicsinterface.org/awards/" title="Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society website">Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society</a>&nbsp;in recognition of&nbsp;her highly impactful contributions to research in the field of computer graphics. More<span>&nbsp;details&nbsp;</span><a href="http://graphicsinterface.org/awards/chccs-scdhm-achievement/alla-sheffer/">here</a><span>.&nbsp;</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/2018/03/cs-professor-alla-sheffer-receives-2018-chccsscdhm-achievement-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Women Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:54:39 +0000 mng 56234 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor Reid Holmes Receives CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Research Prize https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/03/cs-professor-reid-holmes-receives-cs-caninfo-can-outstanding-young-computer-science-res <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-holmes-21.jpg?1521234713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Congratulations to Computer Science Associate Professor Reid Holmes</span><span>, who has been awarded a&nbsp;</span><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><span></span><span>&nbsp;for 2017. The Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher prize recognizes young computer science faculty members at Canadian universities within 10 years of their Ph.D.</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/2018/03/cs-professor-reid-holmes-receives-cs-caninfo-can-outstanding-young-computer-science-res" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors CS Professor Reid Holmes Receives CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Research Prize Research Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:13:48 +0000 mng 56232 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor Rachel Pottinger Elected to CRA Board of Directors https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/03/cs-professor-rachel-pottinger-elected-cra-board-directors <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="905" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/pottinger.jpg?1521044874" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science Associate Professor Rachel Pottinger has been elected to the <a href="https://cra.org/about/board/2018-board-election-results/" title="CRA Board of Directors">Board of Directors</a> for the Computing Research Association (CRA).&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/2018/03/cs-professor-rachel-pottinger-elected-cra-board-directors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Women Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:28:19 +0000 mng 56180 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Computer Science Welcomes Dr. Frank Wood https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/02/ubc-computer-science-welcomes-dr-frank-wood <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="1001" height="1024" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/frankdonaldwood.jpg?1519101725" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>UBC Computer Science welcomes Dr.</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/2018/02/ubc-computer-science-welcomes-dr-frank-wood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:42:36 +0000 mng 56151 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Professor Anne Condon Appointed as Council Member of NSERC Governing Council https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/02/computer-science-professor-anne-condon-appointed-council-member-nserc-governing-council <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-condon-94.jpg?1518714614" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science Professor Anne Condon is appointed by the&nbsp;<span>Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, as a new&nbsp;</span><span>member of the governing council for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of&nbsp;</span><span><span><span>Canada</span></span></span><span>&nbsp;(NSERC).</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/2018/02/computer-science-professor-anne-condon-appointed-council-member-nserc-governing-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Women Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:19:04 +0000 mng 56143 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca