UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en CS Professor Kevin Leyton-Brown Named 2018 ACM Distinguished Member https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/11/cs-professor-kevin-leyton-brown-named-2018-acm-distinguished-member <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="323" height="245" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/kevin_leyton-brown2.jpg?1541635304" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Professor Kevin Leyton-Brown is named a 2018 ACM Distinguished Member for his 'outstanding scientific contributions to computing'.&nbsp; The <a href="https://awards.acm.org/award_winners?year=2018&amp;award=157" title="ACM 2018 Distinguished Members">49 Distinguished Members</a> for 2018 are selected from leading universities, corporations and research institutes around the world, based on their professional experience and for their&nbsp;significant achievements in the computing field.&nbsp;<span>These members not only have made significant contributions to various area</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/2018/11/cs-professor-kevin-leyton-brown-named-2018-acm-distinguished-member" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:18:16 +0000 mng 56923 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Programming Team Wins 2018 ACM Regional Programming Competition https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/11/ubc-programming-team-wins-2018-acm-regional-programming-competition <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="3024" height="4032" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_regional_2018.jpg?1541463370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UBC ACM Programming team won first place at the 2018 ACM Pacific Northwest Regional Programming Competition, held last Saturday, November 3, at SFU, and will be advancing to the 2019 ACM World Finals.&nbsp; The UBC p_X(x)=P(X=x) team faced tough competition, beating out teams from top schools in the region including Stanford, Berkeley, and University of Washington.&nbsp; The team solved all 13 problems in the shortest amount of time (a full hour before the closing time), hence securing first place in the Pacific Northwest division.&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/2018/11/ubc-programming-team-wins-2018-acm-regional-programming-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Development Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:16:56 +0000 mng 56921 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca PhD student Yasha Pushak and Affiliate Professor Holger Hoos win 2018 PPSN Best Paper Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/10/phd-student-yasha-pushak-and-affiliate-professor-holger-hoos-win-2018-ppsn-best-paper-a <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="1512" height="2016" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/yasha_pushak.jpg?1539901279" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science PhD student Yasha Pushak and Affiliate Professor Holger Hoos won the <a href="http://ppsn2018.dei.uc.pt/index.php/award/" title="PPSN conference best paper award">best paper award</a> at&nbsp;the 15th international conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature&nbsp;(PPSN 2018) in Coimbra, Portugal.</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/2018/10/phd-student-yasha-pushak-and-affiliate-professor-holger-hoos-win-2018-ppsn-best-paper-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Dept. Information Thu, 18 Oct 2018 22:21:40 +0000 mng 56886 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Professor Laks Lakshmanan receives 2018 IEEE DSAA Best Research Paper Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/10/computer-science-professor-laks-lakshmanan-receives-2018-ieee-dsaa-best-research-paper- <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="400" height="400" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/laks_lakshmanan_0.jpg?1539725932" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Professor Laks Lakshmanan, together with his colleagues at Laboratorie d'informatique de Grenoble&nbsp;Behrooz Omidvar-Tehrani and Sihem Amer-Yahia, receive the 2018 <a href="https://dsaa2018.isi.it/home" title="IEEE DSAA website">IEEE Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA)</a> <a href="https://dsaa2018.isi.it/program/best-paper-awards" title="IEEE DSAA best paper award">Best Research Paper Award</a>.&nbsp; The title of the paper is 'Cohort Representation and Exploration' and the award was given out in October, 2018, in Turin, Italy.&nbsp; You can find</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/2018/10/computer-science-professor-laks-lakshmanan-receives-2018-ieee-dsaa-best-research-paper-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Research Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:45:23 +0000 mng 56878 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Computer Science Professor Uri Ascher Named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/09/ubc-computer-science-professor-uri-ascher-named-fellow-royal-society-canada <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="819" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/uri_ascher.jpg?1536775740" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Professor Uri Ascher&nbsp;is named a 2018 Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.&nbsp; The <a href="https://rsc-src.ca/en/fellows" title="Royal Society of Canada Fellowship">fellowship</a> recognizes "distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life".</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/2018/09/ubc-computer-science-professor-uri-ascher-named-fellow-royal-society-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:20:57 +0000 mng 56837 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC CS Student Jason Peng Wins Governor General's Gold Medal https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/08/ubc-cs-student-jason-peng-wins-governor-generals-gold-medal <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="438" height="600" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/jason-peng.jpg?1533244474" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science student Jason Peng is the recipient of the <a href="https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/governor-generals-gold-medal" title="UBC Governor General&#039;s Gold Medal">UBC Governor General’s Gold Medal</a>, in recognition of his outstanding academic record as a master's student. &nbsp;Only one student, out of more than 2,000 UBC master's graduates, is chosen to receive the Gold Medal each year. Jason's work lies at the intersection of computer animation and reinforcement learning, with a focus on motion control for simulated characters.</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/2018/08/ubc-cs-student-jason-peng-wins-governor-generals-gold-medal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Thu, 02 Aug 2018 21:14:59 +0000 mng 56788 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Alumnus Philip Lam's start-up NEX Team Inc. announced $4M seed funding https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/07/cs-alumnus-philip-lams-start-nex-team-inc-announced-4m-seed-funding <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image-vertical"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="4032" height="3024" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/philip_lam.jpg?1533315131" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer&nbsp;Science alumnus Philip Lam’s mobile AI start-up company NEX Team Inc. just announced a USD 4$ Million in seed funding to launch&nbsp;<a href="http://www.homecourt.ai">HomeCourt</a>&nbsp;,&nbsp;a mobile app that uses computer&nbsp;vision and AI technologies to track,&nbsp;chart and analyze basketball shots in real time, with just a smart&nbsp;phone camera. Investors includes Mark Cuban, Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin.</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/2018/07/cs-alumnus-philip-lams-start-nex-team-inc-announced-4m-seed-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Alumni Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:45:01 +0000 mng 56775 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC CS Student Beriwan Ravandi Named Quip Diversity Scholar https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/07/ubc-cs-student-beriwan-ravandi-named-quip-diversity-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="910" height="1366" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/beriwan_headshot.jpg?1531780740" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science student Beriwan Ravandi is named a <a href="https://quip.com/blog/2018-tech-diversity-scholarship-winners" title="Quip Diversity Scholar webpage">2018 Quip Diversity Scholar</a>. The scholarship goes to individuals across North America who demonstrate incredible grit and a strong commitment to improving inclusivity and promoting diversity within technology and beyond.</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/2018/07/ubc-cs-student-beriwan-ravandi-named-quip-diversity-scholar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Women Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:40:08 +0000 mng 56762 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor Mark Schmidt and Co-authors Receive Lagrange Prize https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/07/cs-professor-mark-schmidt-and-co-authors-receive-lagrange-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="2656" height="1494" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/mark_schmidt_1.jpg?1530804142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span>UBC Computer Science Assistant Professor Mark Schmidt, together with co-authors Nicolas Le Roux and Francis Bach, received the prestigious&nbsp;<a href="https://www.siam.org/Prizes-Recognition/Joint-Prizes/Detail/lagrange-prize-in-continuous-optimization" title="Lagrange Prize"><span>Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization</span></a>, for their paper "Minimizing finite sums with the stochastic average gradient" (NIPS, 2012;&nbsp; Mathematical Programming, 2017).&nbsp;&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/2018/07/cs-professor-mark-schmidt-and-co-authors-receive-lagrange-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:22:57 +0000 mng 56720 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca BCS Alumnus Imran Habib Named One of Canada's 30 Best Developers https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/06/bcs-alumnus-imran-habib-named-one-canadas-30-best-developers <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="720" height="405" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/imran_habib.jpg?1529951723" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) alumnus Imran Habib was named one of <a href="//www.developer30under30.com/" title="Canada&#039;s Best Developers Under 30">Canada's 30 Best Developers&nbsp;Under 30</a>&nbsp;for <a href="https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/complete-developer-30-under-30-list-for-2018-with-photos/406428">2018</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/2018/06/bcs-alumnus-imran-habib-named-one-canadas-30-best-developers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Alumni Mon, 25 Jun 2018 18:42:00 +0000 mng 56708 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca