Happy Move-In Day

The School of Computer Science would like to welcome all new students who are moving in today (and of course say hello again to all of our returning students).

Welcome to the University of Guelph. Welcome to the SoCS. We hope that the next few years will be filled with laughter, smiles, and great success.

Orientation Week Activities With SoCS

Orientation Week 2013 is fast approaching and there are many things for students, staff, and faculty to do. Not sure where to begin? How about joining us at the School of Computer Science's SOCIS (Society for Computing and Information Science) Annual Fall BBQ. The event, scheduled for Thursday September 5 at 5pm, takes place just outside the Reynold's building. Sit and have some free food with new friends, including the current undergraduate and graduate students, and our staff and faculty.

CPES Undergraduate Poster Session

Last Wednesday the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences hosted the CPES Undergraduate Poster Session. Designed to showcase undergraduate research projects, the event drew a large number of contributors from all of the units within CPES. Seven undergraduate students from the School of Computer Science presented four posters covering a range of topics.

Gwedolyn Duffy at the CPES Undergraduate Poster Session

Guest Lecture: Neural Network ReNNaissance & Formal Theory of Fun

Juergen Schmidhuber from the IDSIA, Switzerland will be visiting the University of Guelph on Friday, August 9 2013 in the Thornbrough Atrium at 10am.

He is a vibrant speaker and one of the pioneers in artificial neural network research and he runs a very high-profile lab. He will discuss his group's progress on a number of challenging practical problems, but he will also talk about his mathematical theory of fun which explains art, science, music, and humour!

World Record Event To Fight Hunger: Saturday September 7, 2013, 10am-12pm, Gryphon Field House

Frosh Week World Record Event

In a few short weeks campus will be filled with new and returning students. And as is tradition the first few weeks of the semester will be filled with orientation activities.

Convocation 2013

Congratulations to all students who were awarded their undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of Convocation 2013.

In total, the School of Computer Science saw 21 of its undergraduate students walk the stage to receive their degrees.

The School of Computer Science would also like to recognize the outstanding achievements of Erich Janzen, and Michael Delong - the two students in SoCS with the highest graduating GPAs.

Hey Future Gryphons

Hey future Gryphons, this is a quick post to let you know that there are several new ways for you to connect with the School of Computer Science (SoCS) community.

Samaneh Sheikh Nia, MSc Computer Science

Check Out The Portico

Be sure to check out page 5 of the CPES Alumni News insert of the Summer 2013 edition of The Portico.

There you'll see the familiar face of Samaneh Sheikh Nia - recent Masters student and graduate from the School of Computer Science.

Professors Judi McCuaig, Michael Wirth, and Dan Gillis

Learning Enhancement in the SoCS

The School of Computer Science is proud to announce that several faculty members have been awarded funding through the University of Guelph's Learning Enhancement Fund (LEF).

Associate Professors Judi McCuaig and Michael Wirth, members of the Interactive Cognitive Computing group, and Assistant Professor Daniel Gillis, will apply the LEF funds over the next year to enhance learning opportunities in several undergraduate courses.