UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en CS Undergraduate Student Chris Yoon Receives CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Honourable Mention https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/01/cs-undergraduate-student-chris-yoon-receives-cra-outstanding-undergraduate-researcher-h <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="2029" height="2840" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/chris_yoon.jpg?1547487060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science student Chris Yoon received an honourable mention in the 2019 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for his research on privacy and security in distributed machine learning with Dr. Ivan Beschastnikh. Chris is a 4th year student in the computer science honours program. He is currently working towards his honours thesis on the generalizability of medical imaging applications with Dr. Rafeef Garbi. His research interests are in security, privacy, and robustness of machine learning with applications in healthcare.</p><p>Congratulations, Chris!</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 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:32:37 +0000 mng 57434 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor Nick Harvey & PhD Student Christopher Liaw win NeurIPS 2018 Best Paper Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/12/cs-professor-nick-harvey-phd-student-christopher-liaw-win-neurips-2018-best-paper-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="1093" height="738" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/nick_harvey_best_paper_award_0.jpg?1544542714" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The paper, entitled "Nearly tight sample complexity bounds for learning mixtures of Gaussians via sample compression schemes", was awarded a NeurIPS 2018 Best Paper Award, 1 of 4 awards among 4854 submissions. &nbsp;It was presented at the <a href="https://nips.cc/" title="NIPS 2018">NeurIPS 2018</a> conference in Montreal, a flagship machine learning conference.</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/2018/12/cs-professor-nick-harvey-phd-student-christopher-liaw-win-neurips-2018-best-paper-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Thu, 06 Dec 2018 23:43:52 +0000 mng 57380 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science MSc student Xinyi Zhang and Professor Michiel van de Panne win 2018 MIG Best Paper Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/12/computer-science-msc-student-xinyi-zhang-and-professor-michiel-van-de-panne-win-2018-mi <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="986" height="346" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/mig-2018-paper.png?1543876518" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science MSc student Xinyi Zhang and Professor Michiel van de Panne won the best paper award at the <a href="http://cyprusconferences.org/mig2018/" title="MIG 2018">11th annual conference on Motion, Interaction and Games (MIG 2018)</a> held in Limassol, Cyprus.</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/2018/12/computer-science-msc-student-xinyi-zhang-and-professor-michiel-van-de-panne-win-2018-mi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Research Mon, 03 Dec 2018 22:35:38 +0000 mng 57369 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Course Coordinator Trey Schiefelbein Receives UBC Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/11/computer-science-course-coordinator-trey-schiefelbein-receives-ubc-faculty-science-exce <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="4048" height="3036" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/trey_schiefelbein.jpg?1543622666" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to UBC Computer Science Course Coordinator Trey Schiefelbein, recipient of a 2018 Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Award. The award&nbsp;recognizes staff, students and faculty whose service contributions have had a significant positive impact in achieving UBC Science's mission.<br /></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/2018/11/computer-science-course-coordinator-trey-schiefelbein-receives-ubc-faculty-science-exce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Teaching & Learning Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:07:47 +0000 mng 57367 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Computer Science Associate Professor Leonid Sigal Appointed Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision and Machine Learning https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/11/ubc-computer-science-associate-professor-leonid-sigal-appointed-canada-research-chair-c <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="884" height="1052" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/leonard_sigal.jpg?1542324434" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Associate Professor Leonid Sigal is the new <a href="http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/media-medias/lists-listes/2018/october-octobre-eng.aspx" title="CRC in Computer Vision &amp; Machine Learning">Canada Research Chair in Computer Vision and Machine Learning</a>.&nbsp; He becomes one of 5 Canada Research Chairs in Computer Science at UBC.</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-computer-science-associate-professor-leonid-sigal-appointed-canada-research-chair-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:27:34 +0000 mng 56936 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca 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