Third year Computer Science student Brandon Edwards will be presenting at the inaugural British Ornithology Union's Ornithologist Twitter Conference. Brandon will be alloted a 15-minute time slot to present six tweets about the findings of his research with his advisor, Dr. Dan Gillis completed this past summer and fall. Brandon will be presenting with over 70 ornithology researchers from around the world.
On behalf of the School of Computer Science Awards Committee, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Graduate Excellent Entrance Scholarships and the Graduate Tuition Scholarships.
The University of Guelph is creating a new home for the School of Computer Science as large-scale renovations to the Reynolds building are almost halfway complete. The School of Computer Science is undergoing extensive renovations to create new research and collaborative spaces for our students and to transform the building into an exciting hub for collaboration, instruction and research.
Over the weekend of September 15-17th 2017, students from the School of Computer Science attended Hack the North, Canada's largest hackathon. The event brought over 1000 emerging developers and designers and over 300 mentors to the University of Waterloo for the 36-hour competition. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in attendance to open the event on Friday evening.
Over the weekend of September 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2017, The School of Computer Science attended the Ontario Universities' Fair, the largest educational fair in Canada.
Over the week of July 24-28th, twenty children ranging from Grade 4-6 attended the Codemaker’s Camp at the University of Guelph. In collaboration with the School of Computer Science and Creative Encounters with Science, we put on a week long week long, activity oriented coding and construction camp. Children learned to create, interact and discover the world of computing through puzzles, games and programs. This camp introduced children to using computers as a creative canvas and was designed for any child interested in creative play.
Congratulations to School of Computer Science PhD Candidate, A.N.K. Zaman, and co-authors Dr. Charlie Obimbo, and Dr. Rozita Dara for winning 2nd Prize Technical Paper Award at the third IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference. The conference was held this year at Ryerson University and highlighted research from around the world that seeks to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Over the weekend of June 10 and 11th 2017, the University of Guelph hosted the 24th annual Ontario Combinatorics Workshop (OCW). The OCW is an annual meeting for researchers working in combinatorics from Ontario and surrounding areas to gather and share their latest research developments.
An award-winning engineer, professor and administrator who has spent more than 20 years in academia will become the next dean of the University of Guelph’s newly renamed College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Professor Gillis who uses his skills in computer science to support food security is one of the winners of this year’s William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Awards.