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MSc Defence - Morgan McLaughlin

The School of Computer Science is pleased to announce the following MSc Defence, Determining the Impact of Spatial Networks and Elitism on Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithms, presented by MSc Student Morgan McLaughlin.

The defence will take place July 21, 2014 in Reynolds 219 at 1:30 pm.

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Determining the Impact of Spatial Networks and Elitism on Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithms

MSc Defence – Tom Hall

The School of Computer Science is pleased to announce the following MSc Defence, A Study of Code Inspection Performance and Personality Traits, presented by MSc Student Tom Hall.

The defence will take place July 15, 2014 in Reynolds 219 at 2:00 pm.

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A Study of Code Inspection Performance and Personality Traits

Professor Dan Gillis, recipient of a 2014 40 Under 40 award.

Community Honours

Last Wednesday the Guelph Mercury announced the 2014 recipients of the 40 Under 40 awards.

The awards honour members of the Guelph community who are under 40 years old and who exhibit "unique quality of character and exceptional contributions to their community."

Convocation 2014

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014.

This week 24 undergraduate and 3 graduate students walked across the stage in War Memorial Hall to receive their degrees in B. Comp. or B. Soft Eng. from the School of Computer Science.

Andrew Halligan, who was in the B. Comp. co-op stream, was awarded the Governor General's Silver Medal for achieving an overall average of 96.75%.

Andrew Halligan and Jennifer Winer - winners of the School of Computer Science Capstick awards

Student Award Winners

Congratulations to Andrew Halligan and Jennifer Winer - winners of the School of Computer Science Capstick awards.

The Dr. Charles Capstick Graduation Prize is awarded to the top two students (by cumulative average at graduation) in the School of Computer Science.

Jennifer has also been awarded the CPES Society of Excellence award, and Andrew has been named the winner of the Governor General's Silver Medal.

Great job Andrew and Jennifer.

PhD Seminar – Dennis Wong

The School of Computer Science is pleased to announce the following seminar, A Surprisingly Simple de Bruijn Sequence Construction, presented by PhD Student Dennis Wong. The seminar will take place June 18, 2014 in Reynolds 219 at 1:30 pm.

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A Surprisingly Simple de Bruijn Sequence Construction

Spring Academic Open House

Last Wednesday the School of Computer Science welcomed prospective students and their families to the University of Guelph for the 2014 Spring Academic Open House.

Prospective students and their families were invited to tour the campus, and to take part in several short talks by students, staff, and faculty. The morning began with a presentation about the various programs in the SoCS by Greg Klotz (Undergraduate Program Counsellor & Industry Liaison Officer), Stefan Kremer (Director of the SoCS), and Laura Gatto (co-op co-ordinator for the SoCS).

MSc Thesis Defence: Eddie Cheung

The School of Computer Science is happy to announce that Eddie Cheung will be presenting his MSc Thesis Defence on Thursday May 22, at 1:30pm in Reynolds 219.

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Equine Gait Data Analysis using Signal Transforms as a Preprocessor to Back Propagation Networks

Hemochromatosis Month

May is Hemochromatosis Month - a month to bring awareness to a genetic disorder that leaves those afflicted with too much iron in their system. Left untreated, the condition can be fatal.

Diagnosed in 2010, School of Computer Science Professor Gary Grewal has spent the last several semesters working with two senior undergraduate students Frank Liu and Ryan Pattison to develop a mobile application to help those with Hemochromatosis manage their condition.