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Dalhousie doctoral student Ehsan Sherkat wins inaugural Nick Cercone scholarship
Dalhousie doctoral student Ehsan Sherkat wins inaugural Nick Cercone scholarship

Award given to Canadian PhD students researching in areas of artificial intelligence, data mining, knowledge representation, or computational linguistics.


10 JUL (Nick Cicerone Graduate Scholarship)
UBC researcher Mark Schmidt and co-authors receive Lagrange Prize
UBC researcher Mark Schmidt and co-authors receive Lagrange Prize

Prize awarded every three years by the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS) and SIAM for an outstanding contribution in the area of continuous optimization.


6 JUL (UBC CS)
CS-Can/Info-Can releases results of survey of computer science’s use of NSERC programs
CS-Can/Info-Can releases results of survey of computer science’s use of NSERC programs

PDF Download: Analysis of Survey Results on NSERC Programs usefulness for Computer Science faculty. [860kB] (June 19, 2018)


19 JUN Info-Can/CS-Can
NSERC solicits feedback on proposed Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy
NSERC solicits feedback on proposed Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

Tri-agency invites institutions, associations, organizations and individuals to comment on the draft policy before August 31, 2018.


5 JUN (Government of Canada)
UBC CS Professor and his team win INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award
UBC CS Professor and his team win INFORMS Franz Edelman Achievement Award

Award won by a 19-member US Federal Communications Commission team that included UBC researcher Dr. Kevin Leyton-Brown and two of his doctoral students, Alexandre Fréchette and Neil Newman.


8 MAY (INFORMS)
UBC students top list of Canadian teams at 2018 ACM programming contest
UBC students top list of Canadian teams at 2018 ACM programming contest

The UBC ACM Programming Team competed in the World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Beijing, China on April 19, 2018.


4 MAY UBC CS (UBC CS)
Computer scientists awarded three of six E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships for 2018.
Computer scientists awarded three of six E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships for 2018.

Computer science researchers Regan Mandryk (USask), Joelle Pineau (McGill) and Ahmed Hassan (Queen's) among E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship recipients.


1 MAY UA/AU (NSERC/CRSNG)
University of Waterloo program aims to reverse women’s flight from computer science
University of Waterloo program aims to reverse women’s flight from computer science

Focusing on the problems tech can solve rather than coding is likely to draw more women into the discipline and to build their confidence.


16 APR Simona Chiose (The Globe and Mail)
Announcing the 2018 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award Recipients
Announcing the 2018 CHCCS/SCDHM Achievement Award Recipients

Graphics Interface (GI) 2018, the 44th annual conference, will be held at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from May 8-11, 2018.


16 MAR CHCCS/SCDHM (CHCCS/SCDHM)
CS-Can/Info-Can Awards Dinner
CS-Can/Info-Can Awards Dinner

The 2017 Awards will be presented at the annual CS-Can/Info-Can Awards Dinner that will be held at York University in Toronto on May 7, 2018.


2 FEB (CS-Can/INFO-Can)
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