UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en Computer Science Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair Margo Seltzer Receives USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/07/computer-science-professor-and-canada-150-research-chair-margo-seltzer-receives-usenix- <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="300" height="261" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/margo_seltzer_flame_300.jpg?1563403784" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair <a href="https://www.seltzer.com/margo/" title="Professor Margo Seltzer">Margo Seltzer</a> is the recipient of the&nbsp;<span>USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award ("The Flame").&nbsp;&nbsp;The award recognizes Professor Seltzer's&nbsp;research in experimental file and storage systems, her development of new storage paradigms, and her dedication to and steering of the USENIX community.&nbsp; Other than doing&nbsp;great work in many areas of computer systems, especially in file and storage systems and databases, Professor Seltzer is al</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/2019/07/computer-science-professor-and-canada-150-research-chair-margo-seltzer-receives-usenix-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Women Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:50:53 +0000 mng 59826 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor Ivan Beschastnikh Helps Launch Blockchain Training Program with the NSERC CREATE grant https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/06/cs-professor-ivan-beschastnikh-helps-launch-blockchain-training-program-nserc-create-gr <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-bestchai-26.jpg?1560389033" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Assistant Professor Ivan Beschastnikh is part of an inter-disciplinary, campus-wide Blockchain@UBC team that will launch Canada's first blockchain and distributed ledger technology training path for UBC graduate students. Under the leadership of Associate Professor Victoria Lemieux (iSchool), the team successfully received an NSERC CREATE grant to sponsor this effort.</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/2019/06/cs-professor-ivan-beschastnikh-helps-launch-blockchain-training-program-nserc-create-gr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Thu, 13 Jun 2019 01:36:24 +0000 mng 59748 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS PhD student Julie Nutini Receives 2018 Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/05/cs-phd-student-julie-nutini-receives-2018-canadian-computer-science-distinguished-disse <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="394" height="437" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/julie_nutini.jpg?1557950001" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to Ph.D student Julie Nutini for receiving the 2<a href="https://cscan-infocan.ca/award-category/can-cs-distinguished-dissertation-awards/" title="CS Can/Info Can Distinguished Dissertation Award">018 Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award</a>, awarded by CS-Can/Info-Can. The award recognizes excellence in research and writing by a computer science doctoral student completing their degree at a Canadian institution.</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/2019/05/cs-phd-student-julie-nutini-receives-2018-canadian-computer-science-distinguished-disse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Women Tue, 14 May 2019 18:23:52 +0000 mng 58705 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor Cristina Conati Receives CIFAR Funding to Organize Trust in AI Systems Workshop https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/04/cs-professor-cristina-conati-receives-cifar-funding-organize-trust-ai-systems-workshop <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="675" height="680" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/conati3_0.jpg?1555527542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science Professor Cristina Conati has been awarded $40K from the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cifar.ca/" title="CIFAR">Canadian Institute For Advanced Research</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.cifar.ca/" title="CIFAR">CIFAR</a>) AI and Society Initiative to organize a <a href="https://www.cifar.ca/ai/ai-society/workshops-call-two%20" title="Trust in AI workshop">workshop</a> on Trust in AI Systems.&nbsp;&nbsp;Trust is a complex and multifaceted construct that plays a fundamental role in the deployment and acceptance of AI technologies.</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/2019/04/cs-professor-cristina-conati-receives-cifar-funding-organize-trust-ai-systems-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Women Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:11:26 +0000 mng 58582 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Team Ranked 41st in the World in ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/04/ubc-team-ranked-41st-world-acm-international-collegiate-programming-contest <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="4000" height="2667" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2019.jpg?1554935654" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UBC ACM Programming Team competed in the World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Porto, Portugal on April 4, 2019.&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"> Do not show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/04/ubc-team-ranked-41st-world-acm-international-collegiate-programming-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Competitions Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:35:34 +0000 mng 58167 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Flag Lowered on April 10 in Remembrance of Computer Science Emeritus Professor Richard Rosenberg https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/04/ubc-flag-lowered-april-10-remembrance-computer-science-emeritus-professor-richard-rosen <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_0.jpg?1554921824" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="https://ceremonies.ubc.ca/2019/03/29/richard-rosenberg/" title="UBC Flagole">BC, Musqueam and UBC flags</a>&nbsp;will be lowered on Wednesday, April 10, in remembrance of Computer Science Emeritus Professor Richard Rosenberg, who started teaching at the Computer Science Department in 1968, and played a pivotal role in founding and developing the department and the Artificial Intelligence research group.</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/2019/04/ubc-flag-lowered-april-10-remembrance-computer-science-emeritus-professor-richard-rosen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Wed, 10 Apr 2019 18:44:02 +0000 mng 58166 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca Computer Science Instructor Elisa Baniassad Receives 2018-2019 UBC Killam Teaching Prize https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/04/computer-science-instructor-elisa-baniassad-receives-2018-2019-ubc-killam-teaching-priz <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-baniassad-77.jpg?1554849911" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science instructor Elisa Baniassad is the&nbsp;recipient of a <a href="https://academic.ubc.ca/awards-funding/award-opportunities/teaching-awards" title="UBC Killam Teaching Prize">2018-2019 UBC Killam Teaching Prize</a>, UBC’s most prestigious teaching award. &nbsp;This award is given annually to a small handful of faculty members nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of their excellence in teaching.</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/2019/04/computer-science-instructor-elisa-baniassad-receives-2018-2019-ubc-killam-teaching-priz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Teaching & Learning Women Tue, 09 Apr 2019 22:52:12 +0000 mng 58163 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Graduate Student Susanne Bradley Receives 2018-2019 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/04/cs-graduate-student-susanne-bradley-receives-2018-2019-ubc-killam-graduate-teaching-ass <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="1140" height="1305" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/susanne_bradley.jpg?1554766343" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>CS PhD student Susanne Bradley is the recipient of a <a href="https://academic.ubc.ca/awards-funding/award-opportunities/teaching-awards" title="UBC Killam Teaching Assistant Award">UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award</a>. This award is given out to only <a href="https://academic.ubc.ca/awards-funding/award-winners/killam-teaching-service-winners" title="UBC Killam TA award winners">16 UBC graduate students</a> who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning 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/2019/04/cs-graduate-student-susanne-bradley-receives-2018-2019-ubc-killam-graduate-teaching-ass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Women Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:35 +0000 mng 58160 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca UBC Computer Science Undergaduate Wongelawit Teka Zewde Featured in AWiB article https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/03/ubc-computer-science-undergaduate-wongelawit-teka-zewde-featured-awib-article <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="1490" height="2048" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/wongelawit_teka_zewde.jpg?1552951119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wongelawit Teka Zewde is currently in her last year at the UBC studying Mathematical Science (Computer Science, Math and Statistics combined). Having the opportunity to study at UBC on a full scholarship and completing her co-op at SAP as a software developer has allowed her to explore her interest in technology and entrepreneurship. She was introduced to the industry in first year when she took CPSC 100 (Computational Thinking) by Prof. Rachel Pottinger who inspired and motivated her to take more computer science courses.</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/2019/03/ubc-computer-science-undergaduate-wongelawit-teka-zewde-featured-awib-article" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Women Mon, 18 Mar 2019 23:18:56 +0000 mng 57676 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Professor Cristina Conati Named Senior AAAI Member https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2019/02/cs-professor-cristina-conati-named-senior-aaai-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="978" height="652" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/conati3-landscape.jpg?1550876418" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science Professor Cristina Conati is awarded Senior Member status by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (<a href="http://www.aaai.org" title="AAAI website">AAAI</a>), in recognition of her significant accomplishments within the field of artificial intelligence.&nbsp; Cristina is one of ten honorees who have been awarded this status this year. The announcement can be found <a href="http://www.aaai.org/Awards/senior.php">here</a>.</p><p>Congratulations, Cristina!</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 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:16:38 +0000 mng 57587 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca