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Elevator Project Success

Last week the Elevator Project of Guelph celebrated the contributions of more than 40 projects aimed at improving Guelph. Held at the River Run Centre, the Elevator Project's Big Show included funding announcements totalling more than $100,000 for 24 different projects. Of the projects awarded funding, three were from the School of Computer Science.

The three projects include the Garden Fresh Box program (GFB), Sustain-A-Bin (SAB), and Farm To Fork (F2F). Collectively they were awarded $7000 in cash and in-kind mentorship support.

Introducing the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computational Sciences

In the July issue of the Journal of Computational Science you'll find a new article authored by several of the faculty in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph.

The article - A new Canadian interdisciplinary Ph.D. in computational sciences - outlines the rationale and characteristics of the new Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Computational Sciences. The program has been designed around the need to develop doctoral candidates who can solve real-world problems by bringing together expertise in multiple domains. This unique Ph.D. opportunity will

SoCS Professor Featured in Ag Innovation Ontario

Assistant Professor Daniel Gillis was interviewed on by Ag Innovation Ontario, a project of the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre, about his role in food systems innovation and reducing food insecurity in the Guelph community.

2015 Science Olympics

On May 7th, the University of Guelph welcomed its campus to over 700 high school students from across Ontario for the annual Science Olympics.

Students spent the day competing for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals by completing exciting and creative challenges in Computing, Agriculture, Math, Engineering, Chemistry,  Biology, Environmental Science, Physics, Nanoscience and Geography.

SoCS Students Finalists for ScotiaBank EcoLiving Award

In March, several students from the School of Computer Science and the College of Business and Economics joined forces to change occupant behaviour, to reduce electricity consumption, and help achieve an energy neutral home as part of the NetZero Hackathon. The winning team is now a top three finalist for the ScotiaBank EcoLiving Award.

IronTracker Team Off To Ottawa

Professor Gary Grewal, and two of the students who have spent the last year working on the IronTracker App - Andrew D'Angelo and John Carter - are off to Ottawa for a reception on Parliament Hill on May 12th.

Net Zero Hackathon Winners

This weekend students from the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences and the College of Business and Economics came together to develop solutions to reduce energy consumption, as part of the Net Zero Hackathon.

Sponsored by Sandbox Software Solutions, teams of students developed tools and business cases to encourage occupant behavioural change - a key component in reducing energy consumption in the home.

Seminar By Dr. Lianfen Qian

The School of Computer Science welcomes you to join us for a seminar by Dr. Lianfen Qian on Friday, April 10th, 2015 in Reynolds 219 at 2pm.

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Detecting Change Points in Cure Models

Cloud Computing With Microsoft

This Thursday, March 26th, the School of Computer Science welcomed Susan Ibach, Developer Evangelist from Microsoft Canada to the University of Guelph.

Susan currently works as a Developer Evangelist, who shares her technical knowledge and helps developers, university students and faculty keep up with and adopt current Microsoft technologies, tools and opportunities.

Susan chatted with about 60 students about Cloud Computing and the Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform and service.

PhD Thesis Defence – Sajid Marhon

PhD candidate Sajid Marhon will defend his thesis "A New, Model-Independent, Spectrum-Based Gene Prediction Technique" on April 10, 2015, at 9:00pm in Reynolds 219.

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A New, Model-Independent, Spectrum-Based Gene Prediction Technique