CS-Can|Info-Can is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 CS-Can|Info-Can Board of Directors election.

Each of the newly elected directors, below, will begin their term on October 1, 2021.

Marc FrappierMarc Frappier

CS-Can|Info-Can is pleased to announce that Marc Frappier, Université de Sherbrooke, has been acclaimed to the position of President of the Board of Directors.


Marc Frappier is a professor of software engineering in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of Sherbrooke. His research interests focus on the formal specification, synthesis, and construction of software and its application to security and model-based testing. He has published more than a hundred papers in international journals and conferences, and co-edited two books. Before joining the University of Sherbrooke, he has worked for over five years in industry, as a consultant, senior analyst, and project manager for several companies. He the first recipient of the CS-Can/Info-Can Distinguished Service Award in 2019.

Hanan LutfiyyaHanan Lutfiyya, Western University
Department Representative


Dr. Hanan Lutfiyya is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Western University. Her research interests include systems and service management, smart grids and software engineering. She has served as department chair, member of NSERC DG and NSERC Strategic Networks panels, member and chair of NSERC SGP, general co-Chair of the 2019 International Conference on Network and Service Management, TPC co-chair for several conferences, member of the Awards board for CS-Can|Info-Can, and Chief Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. She hosted the Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing and has supported initiatives at Western to support groups for women across campus interested in technology.

Jonathan SchaefferJonathan Schaeffer, University of Alberta
Individual Member Representatives


Jonathan Schaeffer has been at the University of Alberta for over 36 years. He served as Vice Provost for four years and Dean of Science for six years. His research is in artificial intelligence, and he is well-known for using games as his experimental research testbed. He has supervised 75 graduate students.

Jonathan is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta, Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of AI, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is honored to have received the 2020 CS-Can Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bettina KemmeBettina Kemme, McGill University
Individual Member Representatives


Bettina Kemme joined McGill University in 2000. Her research interests are large-scale data management, cloud computing, developing distributed compute platforms and the algorithms that control them. Her research is highly student focused and her lab has trained over hundred undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Kemme has served as program co-chair, track-chair and committee member for numerous conferences in the area of database systems and distributed systems, and was General Chair of several conferences. She has been the Director of the School of Computer Science at McGill University from 2016 to 2021.

CS-Can|Info-Can sincerely thanks all of the candidates for their dedication to the Canadian computer science community.

Thanks also to all of the individual members and department heads who participated by voting in this election.


Announcing the CS-Can|Info-Can 2021 Award Winners

CS-Can|Info-Can is pleased to announce our 2021 award winners. Lifetime Achievement in Computer Science To recognize outstanding and sustained contributions in research, teaching and service over their careers. Stella Atkins, Simon Fraser University Robert Holte, [...]

Distinguished Dissertation Award

Leqi (Jimmy) Zhu, University of Toronto On the Space Complexity of Colourless Tasks Leqi (Jimmy) Zhu worked under the supervision of Faith Ellen at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. [...]


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