UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en 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 CS Undergraduate Student Giulia Mattia Receives Two BC Tech Awards https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/06/cs-undergraduate-student-giulia-mattia-receives-two-bc-tech-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="640" height="427" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/giulia_mattia.jpg?1529631613" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science undergraduate student Giulia Mattia is the recipient of both the <a href="https://wearebctech.com/meet-the-2018-bc-tech-scholarship-winners/" title="BC Tech Scholarship">2018 BC Tech Scholarship Award</a> and the <a href="https://wearebctech.com/introducing-the-bill-tam-scholarship/" title="Bill Tam Scholarship">2018 Bill Tam Scholarship Award</a>.&nbsp; The BC Tech Award support post-secondary students in their goal of pursuing an education in STEM-related fields, and the Bill Tam Award recognizes one high school and one post-secondary student who&nbsp;<span>exemplify the </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/2018/06/cs-undergraduate-student-giulia-mattia-receives-two-bc-tech-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Women Fri, 22 Jun 2018 01:56:31 +0000 mng 56705 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Alumnae Hasti Seifi Receives 2017 EuroHaptics Society PhD Thesis Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/06/cs-alumnae-hasti-seifi-receives-2017-eurohaptics-society-phd-thesis-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="1920" height="1280" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/hasti_seifi.jpg?1529540177" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science alumnae Dr. Hasti Seifi is the winner of the <a href="http://eurohaptics2018.org/gallery/16-06-awards/" title="Eurohaptics 2017 awards">2017 EuroHaptics Society PhD Thesis Award</a> for the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of haptics. The award honors research she conducted at UBC's Department of Computer Science, where she completed her doctorate under the supervision of Professor Karon E. MacLean. Only one person is selected for this award each year, and the winning thesis is chosen based on its scientific quality and expected impact on the field.&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/2018/06/cs-alumnae-hasti-seifi-receives-2017-eurohaptics-society-phd-thesis-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Alumni Labs Women Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:24:29 +0000 mng 56702 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor Joanna McGrenere Awarded Inria & Université Paris Sud International Research Chair https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/06/cs-professor-joanna-mcgrenere-awarded-inria-universite-paris-sud-international-research <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-mcgrenere-23.jpg?1528156515" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere has been awarded an <a href="https://www.inria.fr/en/institute/recruitment/inria-international-chairs/presentation">Inria &amp; Université Paris Sud International Research Chair</a>. Joanna will spend 12 months over a 5-year period working with the <a href="https://ex-situ.lri.fr/">Ex-Situ</a> research team in Paris, collaborating on the project "Personalization through Co-Adaptive Human-Computer Interaction".</p> <p>Congratulations, Joanna!</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 Women Mon, 04 Jun 2018 23:56:02 +0000 mng 56671 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca 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 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