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Karvonen Award and Bursary - Apply by May 15, 2016!

April 04, 2016

Apply by May 15, 2016!

Item 1) Albert & Pirkko Karvonen Environment Award
Item 2) Albert & Pirkko Karvonen Environment Bursary

Final Thesis Oral Examination for Marc Denojean-Mairet Master of Science in Information Systems (MScIS) Program

February 24, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 2:00PM (MST)

Title of Thesis: Telepresence Robot Enable Remote Lab in Distance Education

Supervisors: Dr. Qing Tan

Those interested in attending the oral examination can contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at for further information.

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Internship Opportunities to undergraduate Students

January 08, 2016

In summer 2016,  the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto will again offer research internship opportunities to undergraduate students from universities across Canada, this year in the form of the Undergraduate Summer Research Program (UGSRP), funded through the NSERC-USRAs.  UGSRP was created in 2011 in an effort to both grow our summer undergraduate research program and to create a richer, more diverse environment for both our students and faculty. 

UGSRP is a 16-week summer internship which pays students to work with one of our professors on a cutting-edge research project.  The value of the UGSRP internship is $6,000 (additional funding to cover housing expenses is available for qualified students).  Information about available projects and how to make an application is available here.

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Dr. Vive Kumar has been promoted to Full Professor position

November 10, 2015

Dr. Kumar joined Athabasca University in 2008. Over the years, he has emerged as international leader in learning analytics. Vive(k)’s research centers around Technology-Enhanced Teaching, Learning, and Research that extends to mixed-initiative human-computer interaction, causal modelling, model tracing, automated instructional design, lifelong learning, cognitive
modelling of self-regulated and co-regulated learning, semantics of online learning interactions, and competency modelling in portfolios.  Vive(k) has been successful in attracting major research funds from NSERC, SSHRC, and BCKDF. He is active in the research community with quality publications, service contributions to journals and conferences, funding proposal reviews for NSERC, and establishing Indo-Canadian collaborative research. His personal interests include social impact of science fiction, empowerment of women through information and communication technologies, and comparative analyses of native cultures.  Vive's profile can be found here.

Faculty Member's Paper Accepted by Top Journal in Computing Science

August 12, 2015

Dr. Ali Dewan's paper entitled "Adaptive Appearance Model Tracking for Still-to-Video Face Recognition" has been accepted in the Journal of Pattern Recognition. The co-authors are Eric Granger, Gian Luca Marcialis, Robert Sabourin, and Fabio Roli.

Students Receive Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures Award

June 19, 2015

We are pleased to announce the following Master of Science in Information Systems students have been awarded $10,000/year for two years.
Nathan Laan,  MSc(IS) student
Supervisor: Dr. Dunwei Wen

Steve Harris, MSc(IS) student
Supervisor: Dr. Vivekanandan Kumar

Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures Awards support academically superior graduate students leading to a master's or doctoral degree. The scholarship is designed to enable promising students to succeed in areas of scientific research which are strategically important to Alberta. These areas are: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Nanotechnology, and Omics in and of themselves or additionally which support the areas of Health, Bio-industries, Energy, and Environment.

Dr. Kinshuk Recognized by IEEE Computer Society

February 10, 2015

Dr. Kinshuk, the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, has been named recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award which recognizes members for their long-standing contributions and outstanding service. Dr. Kinshuk who is also the NSERC/iCore/Xerox/Markin Industrial Research Chair and Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems is one of eleven people to receive the yearly award. With over 60,000 members the IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology.

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