UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en 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 </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/bringing-women-back-computer-science-sap-s-inspiring-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Women Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:54:41 +0000 mng 54417 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Graduate Student Yasha Pushak Receives 2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/07/computer-science-graduate-student-yasha-pushak-receives-2017-vanier-canada-graduate-sch <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-web-3.jpg?1499211827" /> </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. Information Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:32:27 +0000 mng 53810 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Professor Gail Murphy and M.Sc. Student Daniel Almeida Receives 2017 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/05/computer-science-professor-gail-murphy-and-msc-student-daniel-almeida-receives-2017-acm <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="640" height="480" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/daniel_almeida_0.jpg?1496169607" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science graduate student Daniel Almeida, and his supervisor, Professor Gail Murphy, won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the <a href="http://www2.unibas.it/icpc2017/index.html" title="ACM ICPC website">International Conference on Program Comprehension</a>, for their paper 'Do Software Developers Understand Open Source Licenses?'. &nbsp;The conference was&nbsp;held in Buenos Aries Argentina on May 22 and May 23, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>More information <a href="http://www2.unibas.it/icpc2017/awards.html" title="ACM ICPC awards page">here</a>. &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/2017/05/computer-science-professor-gail-murphy-and-msc-student-daniel-almeida-receives-2017-acm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Tue, 30 May 2017 18:39:07 +0000 mng 53520 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Professor Thomas Fritz's FlowLight Research Featured in New Yorker https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/05/computer-science-professor-thomas-fritzs-flowlight-research-featured-new-yorker <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="1600" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/thomas_2017-04-30.jpeg?1493969063" /> </div> </div> </div> <div>The FlowLight research of Thomas Fritz, Assistant Professor at UBC, and David C. Shepherd from ABB Inc.</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"> Do not show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/05/computer-science-professor-thomas-fritzs-flowlight-research-featured-new-yorker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Tue, 02 May 2017 09:45:26 +0000 mng 53461 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Lecturer Jessica Dawson Receives Killam Teaching Prize https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2017/04/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/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