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SoCS Graduate Awards and Scholarships 2021

Each year, our Graduate students achieve new academic heights by receiving some of the most prestigious Provincial Scholarships. At the same time, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) celebrates the outstanding achievements of their students with awards and scholarships that recognize their academic accomplishments, engagement, leadership, innovation, and drive to give back to the community.

Research to Uncover Bias in Computer Vision

As much as it is easier for humans to describe the content of photographs, summarize a video and recognize a face, the more complex it is for computers to do the same. Dr Neil Bruce who is an associate professor in the School of Computer Science is exploring the research on Computer Vision. This research is expected to lead to technologies that transform our lives, including technologies from self-driving cars to the diagnosis of diseases.

SoCS Graduate Student Research Indicates that Internet is not required for Storing Data

Computer Science Graduate Student Marshall Asch’s research on data storage and mobile ad hoc networks have produced results that have long-lasting implications. In today’s world, the internet has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Although, such an important part of today’s world, it is shocking to realize that some people might not have access to fast and reliable internet.

A recent study suggests that COVID-19 has sparked Research Collaborations on a global scale.

The research study that was led by Dr Theresa Bernardo and Dr Dan Gillis monitored news sources, journals, social media, and various other sources to deconstruct the research collaboration around the world. The study revealed that the research collaborations varied from scientific articles, data dashboards, data sharing agreements, hackathons, AI-enabled predictive models and, included the initiatives to make personal protective equipment, ventilators, and screening test.

2020-2021 SOCS Undergraduate Student Awards

2020-2021 SOCS Undergraduate Student Awards

Each year, the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) celebrates the outstanding achievements of its students with awards that recognize academic accomplishments, community engagement, leadership, innovation, and volunteerism. Many of these awards are made possible by alumni and friends of CEPS, its departments and schools, and the University of Guelph.

The School of Computer Science is proud to highlight the following Bachelor of Computing award winners from our Computer Science and Software Engineering programs! 

A Project to be Launched to Understand the Effects of Animal Diseases on Society

Animal health leaders and researchers from the Global Burden of  Animal Diseases  (GBADs) programme have secured US$7 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The programme has also received funding from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Brooke and DG-Sante European Commission.

A Recent Study Conducted Indicated Security Concerns Regarding PINs That Are Rarely Updated

Everyone’s routine has been affected drastically with the ongoing pandemic. As we all move to the regular use of our credit and debit cards, how much can you trust the codes in the PINs?

A new study that was conducted by School of Computer Science and led by our very own Professor, Dr Hassan Khan including colleague Dr Rozita Dara and Dr Adam Aviv from George Washington University revealed that the safety of the Personal Identification Numbers ( PINs) depends on how often an individual update their code.