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A collection of news items of potential interest to the entire SOCS community.
Heartbleed vulnerability at CS — last modified 2014-04-09 19:13
 
Congratulations to Mingyuan Xia for being awarded the prestigious IBM Ph.D. fellowship for 2014-15 — last modified 2014-04-02 14:52
 
Prof. P. Panangaden named Royal Society of Canada Fellow — last modified 2013-11-08 11:21
 
Dr. Hervé Lombaert wins the Francois Erbsmann Prize for the best paper — last modified 2013-07-22 00:11
 
PhD student Malika Meghjani wins Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: — last modified 2013-04-26 16:52
 
Kanishka funding awarded to Prof. D. Ruths — last modified 2013-04-26 16:40
 
Prof. G. Dudek to lead NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network — last modified 2013-04-26 16:31
 
Ubisoft Game Design Competition — last modified 2013-04-02 10:08
Today at 1!
Prof. B. Reed wins CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize — last modified 2012-12-01 16:35
 
IEEEXtreme Programming Challenge dominated by McGill students — last modified 2012-10-31 12:12
 
Prof. L. Hendren named Royal Society of Canada Fellow — last modified 2012-10-30 23:04
 
Study provides new insights into structure of heart muscle fibres — last modified 2012-05-30 14:28
 
Prof. C. Paige awarded 2012 SIAG/LA Prize — last modified 2012-05-03 09:41
 
CS students make the Canadian final of Imagine Cup — last modified 2012-04-13 11:24
 
SCAM Email Warning — last modified 2012-03-21 14:16
Scam Warning: Subject: SOCS Webmail Alert
Video game players advancing genetic research — last modified 2011-12-15 14:09
Thousands of video game players have helped significantly advance our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer over the past year. They are the users of a web-based video game developed by Dr. Jérôme Waldispuhl of the McGill School of Computer Science and collaborator Mathieu Blanchette. Phylo is designed to allow casual game players to contribute to scientific research by arranging multiple sequences of coloured blocks that represent human DNA. By looking at the similarities and differences between these DNA sequences, scientists are able to gain new insight into a variety of genetically-based diseases.
David Titley-Pelqouin wins the Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award — last modified 2011-11-18 21:59
 
Matthieu Dugal s'entretient avec le bioinformaticien Jérôme Waldispühl sur la création d'un jeu vidéo... — last modified 2011-10-25 12:05
L'Université McGill offre sur le web un jeu vidéo unique qui permet à des néophytes de partout dans le monde de participer au développement de la recherche sur le génome humain. Depuis 2010, 500 000 visites ont été enregistrées sur le site. Les visiteurs, provenant de plusieurs pays, ont trouvé plus de 350 000 solutions.
Prof. P. Hayden named Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher — last modified 2012-06-06 10:21
 
Prof. L. Hendren awarded Canada Research Chair — last modified 2011-10-21 11:50
 
Aqua robot and Mobile Robotics Laboratory featured on Canal Savoir — last modified 2011-06-26 16:32
 
Best paper award for doctoral student Matthew Holly and Prof. Carl Tropper — last modified 2011-06-26 13:38
 
Best projects of COMP303-Software Development (Fall 2010) — last modified 2011-02-11 19:36
 
Prof. Xue Liu's research reported by CBC, New Scientist and McGill Daily — last modified 2011-06-08 10:58
How do you protect children and minors from being assaulted by misbehaving users online?
Prof. Dudek and Prof. Ruths participate in TEDxMcGill — last modified 2011-01-19 14:26
 
Anqi Xu's doctoral research on vision-based robot featured in IEEE Spectrum — last modified 2011-01-19 14:10
 
16.6 Million Research Network on Engineering Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems — last modified 2011-01-19 13:45
 
Radio-Canada speaks to Professors Waldispühl and Blanchette — last modified 2010-12-13 18:29
 
J. Frank's doctoral work featured on Discovery Channel — last modified 2010-12-07 10:36
Walk the walk: Gait-based Biometric identification for smart phones
PhD. student M. Boucher wins Startupifier contest! — last modified 2010-12-20 16:05
From graduate student to entrepreneur
Forget Farmville, here’s a game that drives genetic research — last modified 2010-11-30 20:10
McGill researchers develop game that uses players’ moves to analyze genetic sequences
Prix Acfas – J.-Armand-Bombardier 2010 awarded to Gregory L. Dudek — last modified 2010-10-21 12:34
Le prix Acfas – J.-Armand-Bombardier 2010 pour l’innovation technologique est remis à Gregory Dudek, directeur de l’École des sciences informatiques de l’Université McGill.
VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award for Bettina Kemme and Gustavo Alonso — last modified 2010-09-11 18:38
 
New York Times reports on school's research into privacy in online video chat — last modified 2010-08-02 16:18
 
Mathieu Lavallée-Adam awarded... — last modified 2010-05-20 12:11
Mathieu Lavallée-Adam awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
SOCS Alumni awarded scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — last modified 2010-04-14 14:46
SOCS Alumni, Mr Yang Li, along with a music historian and a law student from McGill, is among five Canadians and 80 students worldwide awarded scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study at the University of Cambridge next year.
COMP-202 to be offered in summer 2010 — last modified 2010-04-07 11:13
Introduction to Computing to be offered in summer session.
McGill team places 2nd at CS Games — last modified 2010-03-10 08:38
 
COMP 303 Best Projects — last modified 2010-01-14 12:24
COMP 303 is the object-oriented software development course. In the Fall of 2009 students had to develop a complete "President" card game from scratch. A number of groups submitted very well-built, highly-playable products.
Prof. Laurie Hendren named ACM Fellow — last modified 2010-10-20 11:54
 
Three McGill students place in 2010 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Awards — last modified 2010-02-08 10:55
 
Collaborative Open-Source Software Development for Undergraduates — last modified 2009-12-02 15:40
Interested in working on collaborative open-source software development as part of an undergrad project course? Then read on...
Professor wins Fessenden Science Innovation prize — last modified 2009-12-03 16:45
 
Patrick Hayden appointed Distinguished Research Chair of the Perimeter Institute — last modified 2009-12-03 16:49
 
KUDOS to Junaed Sattar for winning Best Paper Award — last modified 2009-10-23 11:44
 
Computational geometry unlocks a musical phylogeny... — last modified 2009-10-22 14:42
Toussaint, a professor emeritus and researcher at McGill University, is a Radcliffe Fellow this year.
School Students Win Prizes at Faculty of Science Research Conference — last modified 2009-10-17 10:46
 
SOCS alumni winning awards... — last modified 2009-10-09 10:29
 
Prof. Bruce Reed elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada — last modified 2009-10-04 22:09
 
Prof. Xue Liu Wins Prize for Work on Real-Time Control Systems — last modified 2009-09-14 15:57
 
Mohit Singh wins A. W. Tucker Prize — last modified 2009-09-02 18:05
 
2009 Winners of the Undergraduate Research Excellence Prize — last modified 2009-09-02 09:33
 
Prof. Hallett wins $1.8 million to train young researchers — last modified 2009-07-16 12:02
 
School AI researchers win `Shakey' award — last modified 2009-07-16 11:49
 
3 School professors awarded tenure — last modified 2009-06-11 13:38
 
Transfer to Science from other faculties expedited — last modified 2009-04-02 14:19
 
Student Malika Meghjiani wins prize at Graduate Student Research Symposium — last modified 2009-03-30 12:35
 
McGill team places 2nd at CS Games — last modified 2009-03-16 08:57
 
Prof. Godfried Toussaint awarded Radcliffe Fellowship — last modified 2009-03-12 13:48
 
Student Dorna Haghighi finalist for CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Award — last modified 2008-12-01 13:04
 
McGill progamming team headed to world finals — last modified 2008-12-09 18:15
McGill's team, consisting of undergraduates Gheorghe Comanici, Yang Li and Scott McMurray, placed 2nd in the Northeast division of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), giving them a berth at the World Finals in Stockholm.
Students Artem Kaznatcheev and Anqi Xu win prizes at faculty research conference — last modified 2008-11-25 18:47
 
2008 SOCS Undergraduate Research Symposium Results — last modified 2008-09-04 12:52
 
20th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry held at McGill — last modified 2008-08-26 14:16
 
Bodden and Havelund win a ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award — last modified 2008-08-05 18:33
 
Postdoc Abubakr Muhammad's book published — last modified 2008-07-29 18:35
Dr. Muhammad's book Graphs, Simplicial Complexes, and Beyond: Topological Tools for Multi-agent Coordination has just been released by VDM Verlag.
Luc Devroye wins Statistical Society of Canada gold medal — last modified 2008-07-14 11:12
 
Mathieu Blanchette wins Leo Yaffe Teaching Award — last modified 2008-07-14 15:25
At the May 29th convocation ceremony, Mathieu Blanchette was awarded the Faculty of Science's Leo Yaffe Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Godfried Toussaint Honoured as Professor Emeritus — last modified 2008-05-30 13:32
 
Tenure granted to SOCS professors — last modified 2008-05-28 17:53
 
Students Share Insights Into History and Philosophy of Computing — last modified 2008-04-06 19:33
 
Bureaucracy in Retreat — last modified 2008-04-10 11:51
Two School of Computer Science students' ideas win in McGill Cut the Red Tape contest.
Professor's Black Hole Work Profiled in Scientific American — last modified 2008-04-05 11:42
 
Student-Professor Team Wins ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award — last modified 2008-03-14 20:04
Congratulations to Barthélémy Dagenais and Martin Robillard!
POSTER SESSION: COMP 280 History and Philosophy of Computing — last modified 2008-03-13 12:24
All are welcome!
Undergraduate Summer Research Awards — last modified 2008-03-05 15:11
The application deadline has now passed. Good luck!
ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest — last modified 2008-01-18 16:41
Student Eric Dallal reports on the McGill team's adventures in the 2007 ICPC:
Two honourable mentions from CRA for McGill undergrads — last modified 2008-01-28 20:20
Students Maja Frydrychowicz and Arthur Guez have received honourable mentions in the Computing Research Assocation's Outstanding Undergraduate Awards.
Prof. Hallett receives Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Fellowship — last modified 2007-11-20 09:16
 
Dudek to Wield Big Red Pen — last modified 2007-11-01 15:42
 
McGill 2nd in ACM Programming Competition — last modified 2007-10-22 15:20
Team places 2nd in ACM Northeastern Preliminary North American Collegiate Programming Competition
Japanese internships available — last modified 2007-10-16 14:32
Students in the McGill School of Computer Science are encouraged to apply!
Dean's Excellence Awards Announced — last modified 2007-09-21 23:05
Seven incoming graduate students receive awards
Stock market prediction system wins first prize in undergrad research symposium — last modified 2007-09-05 10:17
 
Kaleem Siddiqi wins university-wide award for graduate supervision — last modified 2007-06-08 13:32
Prof. Kaleem Siddiqi has been awarded the 2007 Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Supervision.
Student Patrick Donovan awarded research prize — last modified 2007-06-01 15:38
 
Congratulations to Bettina Kemme and Clark Verbrugge! — last modified 2007-05-25 14:20
Profs. Kemme and Verbrugge have been awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective June 1st. Congratulations to both of them from everyone at SOCS!
Student and professor team win ACM distinguished paper award — last modified 2007-05-16 18:18
 
School professor comments on Deep Blue's significance — last modified 2007-05-07 15:05
 
School professor helps demystify patterns of cell behaviour — last modified 2007-04-25 17:07
Computer science professor Ted Perkins and his colleagues in McGill's Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics in Physiology and Medicine show cells mimic optimal probabilistic decision makers.
Female students collect mentoring awards — last modified 2007-03-10 16:21
 
Two Sloan Fellowships for School Professors — last modified 2007-02-23 14:24
School of Computer Science professors Mathieu Blanchette and Patrick Hayden awarded Alfred P. Sloan Fellowships.
Unix Seminars Begin Soon — last modified 2007-01-11 11:50
The Unix Seminars for students begin soon.
Prof. Dan Levitin profiled in New York Times — last modified 2007-01-02 19:30
 
New Course: History and Philosophy of Computing — last modified 2006-12-18 18:04
From the Abacus to the XBox
Prof. Newborn in New York Times article — last modified 2006-12-07 23:52
 
Exam Schedule — last modified 2006-12-05 14:33
 
Scholarships for students in Center for Intelligent Machines — last modified 2006-12-01 14:22
 
Undergraduates recognized by Computing Research Association — last modified 2006-11-30 12:00
Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert and Patrick Donovan have received honorable mentions in the Computing Research Association's Outstanding Undergraduate Awards.
Entrepreneurship Prize Contest for McGill CS Students — last modified 2006-11-03 10:10
CorporationCentre.ca is awarding four annual $2000-value prizes for the best entrepreneurial business plans to students in the School of Computer Science and the Desautels Faculty of Management.
Musician and sound expert Daniel Levitin newest Associate Member — last modified 2006-11-01 12:21
The School of Computer Science is delighted to welcome Daniel J. Levitin, a world-renowned expert on sound technology and the perception of music, as a new Associate Member.
McGill teams place 2nd and 3rd at ACM programming competition preliminaries — last modified 2006-10-22 20:42
The SOCS programming team is still recruiting. Read on to find out how to join!
Student wins 1st prize at research conference — last modified 2006-11-01 16:51
Undergraduate student Patrick Donovan took first prize in the mathematical and computational sciences category at the McGill Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium.
Three SOCS faculty members granted tenure — last modified 2006-10-19 12:10
 
Winners of the 2006 Undergraduate Research Excellence Prize — last modified 2006-10-16 12:31
 
Unix Seminars Begin Soon — last modified 2006-08-25 15:34
The Unix Seminars for students begin soon.
Student wins Governor-General's Silver Medal — last modified 2006-05-26 09:31
 
CIM's 20th Anniversary Celebration — last modified 2006-05-24 15:08
 
One of our own wins the Lt. Governor-General of Quebec Award — last modified 2006-05-01 12:48
 
AQUA group, headed by Gregory Dudek, featured on Canada AM's "Cutting Edge" — last modified 2006-04-26 16:53
 
Laurie Hendren wins Leo Yaffe Award — last modified 2006-04-13 14:20
 
Launch of McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (mSURJ) — last modified 2006-04-13 14:13
 
Denis Thérien named new VP Research — last modified 2006-02-06 15:35
Denis Thérien named new VP Research and International Relations - article by Patrick McDonagh, McGill Reporter Nov. 10, 2005
New SOCS website! — last modified 2006-02-06 15:34
Who could have imagined even 2 months ago that we would be ready? It seems impossible, but it's true... The new SOCS website went live on Monday, December 5th 2005!