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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Professor Jesse Hoey awarded funding from Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Professor Jesse Hoey, along with professor Mei Nagappan and international collaborators, have received a grant for more than $850,000 CAD from the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (T-AP) for their proposal titled “THEMIS.COG: Theoretical And Empirical Modeling Of Identity And Sentiments In Collaborative Groups.”

Monday, March 20, 2017

Professor Lap Chi Lau receives 2016 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Award

Lap Chi Lau

Lap Chi Lau, associate professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been named a 2016 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher. 

Conferred by CS-Can/Info-Can, these prestigious awards recognize young computer science faculty members at Canadian universities who have received their PhD within the past 10 years and made highly significant contributions in their careers, particularly to research.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Finding the gems in troves of big data

Businesses and institutions are drenched in data and sources of data. For some large organizations, data sources number into the thousands and the data within them can be in any number of formats. This creates mind boggling challenges — from accessing and managing data to integrating, analyzing and abstracting useful information from it.

Monday, March 13, 2017

In Memory of Professor Alejandro (Alex) López-Ortiz

Alex Lopez-Ortiz

It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Alejandro (Alex) López-Ortiz, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at age 49, after an 18-month battle with cancer. Alex was a professor and a central and enthusiastic force in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Improving hockey and health with artificial intelligence

Pascal Poupart

Professor Pascal Poupart got hooked on computer science early. It began decades ago when he took a programming course and fell in love with the discipline. But perhaps even he didn’t foresee how this nascent interest in coding would lead to developing interactive artificial intelligence that improves hockey and physical and mental health.