News archive - January 2024

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Global Futures: University Professor Ming Li and his team use deep learning to develop personalized cancer vaccines

Photo of University Professor Mong Li

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, an estimated 230,000 people are diagnosed with the disease every year.  

University Professor Ming Li, the Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics, is using deep learning technology to make personalized cancer vaccines accessible to everyone. He began doing cancer research when his wife, Jessie W. H. Zou, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Though she died in 2010, her legacy continues in his research. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

DeepThInk: An AI brush that empowers art therapy patients

image of art being created on a tablet

Researchers have created a new AI-assisted digital art tool designed to help art therapy patients better express themselves while maintaining the efficacy of the process.

The tool, dubbed DeepThInk, was designed by researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science and the Southern University of Science and Technology in collaboration with art therapists. DeepThInk grew out of the challenges the therapists faced when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to conduct their work virtually.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Meet Professor Shlomi Steinberg, a computer scientist who studies ray and wave optics, light transport and rendering

photo of Professor Shlomi Steinberg

Professor Shlomi Steinberg has a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While pursuing his doctoral degree he was a recipient of an NVIDIA PhD fellowship. He received his MSc in mathematics and computer science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel under the supervision of Professor David Harel. His master’s research centred on efficient execution and distribution of formally verifiable software paradigms.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Shai Ben-David, Ian Goldberg named 2023 ACM Fellows

photo of Professors Shai Ben-David, Ian Goldberg

Professors Shai Ben-David and Ian Goldberg have been named 2023 ACM Fellows. The Association for Computing Machinery is recognizing Professor Ben-David for his contributions to and research leadership in machine learning theory, and Professor Goldberg for his contributions to the development and deployment of privacy enhancing technologies.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Ming Li receives 2024 IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award

photo of University Professor Ming Li

University Professor Ming Li is the 2024 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award, a prestigious honour conferred for his pioneering and enduring contributions to modern information theory and bioinformatics.

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