UBC Computer Sciences All News https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news-events/news/all en 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 UBC ACM Programming Team Ranks 56 in World Finals https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/05/ubc-acm-programming-team-ranks-56-world-finals <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="4899" height="3266" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2018_-_4.jpg?1525472605" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="1125" height="750" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2018_-_1.jpg?1525473302" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="5312" height="2988" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2018_-_5.jpg?1525473320" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_node_image_vertical" width="1440" height="1080" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/acm_world_final_2018_-_3.jpg?1525473353" /> </div> <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/acm_world_final_2018_-_6.jpg?1525473372" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The UBC ACM Programming Team competed in the World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Beijing, China on April 19, 2018.&nbsp; The team did really well, solving 4 problems and getting 56th place in the world (59th place when factoring in the solution times and failed attempts). UBC came in eighth among North American schools and first among the Canadian schools, beating out University of Waterloo for top honors.</p> <p>Congratulations to the coach and team members!</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Daniel Du (coach CS3)</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/ubc-acm-programming-team-ranks-56-world-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Development Fri, 04 May 2018 22:34:16 +0000 mng 56297 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Graduate students Francesco Vitale, Izabelle Janzen and CS Professor Joanna McGrenere receive 2018 CHI Best Paper Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/05/cs-graduate-students-francesco-vitale-izabelle-janzen-and-cs-professor-joanna-mcgrenere <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="3451" height="2698" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/joanna_chi_best_paper_2018.jpg?1525375284" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>UBC Computer Science graduate students Francesco Vitale and Izabelle Janzen and UBC Computer Science Professor Joanna McGrenere won a Best Paper Award at the <a href="https://chi2018.acm.org/" title="ACM CHI 2018">2018 ACM CHI Conference</a>. They presented their paper, titled “Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation” at CHI in Montréal, from April 21-26.&nbsp;The award is given to the top 1% of all paper submissions.</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-graduate-students-francesco-vitale-izabelle-janzen-and-cs-professor-joanna-mcgrenere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Women Thu, 03 May 2018 19:21:55 +0000 mng 56293 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca CS Graduate Student Jordon Johnson Receives Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/04/cs-graduate-student-jordon-johnson-receives-killam-graduate-teaching-assistant-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="2736" height="1688" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/jordonjohnson_sigdial_landscape.jpg?1523913501" /> </div> </div> </div> <div> <p>Computer Science graduate student Jordon Johnson is the recipient of the UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.&nbsp; The award is presented each year to 16 graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at UBC.&nbsp; The prize includes a certificate and $1,000. More information about the award is available&nbsp;<a href="https://academic.ubc.ca/awards-funding/award-winners/teaching-service-award-winners" title="Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award">here</a><span></span>.</p></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"> Show on front </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/04/cs-graduate-student-jordon-johnson-receives-killam-graduate-teaching-assistant-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Dept. Information Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:32:46 +0000 mng 56278 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca PhD Student Boris Dalstein Wins Alain Fournier PhD Dissertation Award https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2018/03/phd-student-boris-dalstein-wins-alain-fournier-phd-dissertation-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="1024" height="1024" alt="" src="https://www.cs.ubc.ca/sites/cs/files/node_images/boris_dalstein-1024x1024.jpg?1522362170" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Computer Science Ph.D student Boris Dalstein is the recipient of the 2017 Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation Award.&nbsp; This is awarded for an exceptional computer graphics Ph.D.</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/2018/03/phd-student-boris-dalstein-wins-alain-fournier-phd-dissertation-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Department Visitors Research Thu, 29 Mar 2018 22:23:08 +0000 mng 56253 at https://www.cs.ubc.ca