https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2012/11/joanna-mcgrenere-receives-killam-award-excellence-mentoring Congratulations, Joanna!

From this week’s Popular Science: Oak Ridge National Labs has deployed what should be the world’s fastest supercomputer when the world’s petaflops are tabulated next month, and it is dedicated to open science http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-10/introducing-titan-worlds-new-fastest-supercomputer

Arvind Gupta, the CEO & Scientific Director of Mitacs and professor at UBC Department of Computer Science, is the recipient of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Read more here – http://thelinkpaper.ca/?p=18212

The Library has upgraded its Scifinder Scholar subscription to the Academic Unlimited Access Program. This means that you have 24/7 access to Scifinder regardless of the number of users. Regards Kevin Lindstrom Science & Engineering Reference Librarian

UBC Computer Science students Xing Chen, Aram Ebtekar and Martin Lau are currently participating in the 36th Annual World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in Warsaw, Poland. The 5 hour programming contest is going to be held tonight, Thursday May 17th at 1 am PST. UBC will be competing with 111 […]

The Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) Program provides  substantial and timely resources to a small group of researchers  whose research proposals suggest and explore high-risk, novel or  potentially transformative concepts and lines of inquiry, and are  likely to have impact by contributing to groundbreaking advances. https://www.cs.ubc.ca/news/2012/04/joanna-mcgrenere-dinesh-pai-alla-sheffer-awarded-nserc-discovery-accelerator-supplement

ECE PhD candidate wins APEC outstanding presentation award Deepak S. Gautam, a PhD student in power electronics from computer and electrical engineering, received an Outstanding Presentation Award at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference. In the poster Deepak describes a novel zero voltage switching full-bridge converter with trailing edge pulse width modulation and capacitive output […]

From ASEE First Bell: Popular Science (3/13, Dillow) reports, “Microsoft Research labs has demoed a new prototype software that could be the next big step toward a so-called ‘universal translator’ device, one that can instantly flip one language into another and back again so a conversation can be carried on between two people even when […]

From Advertising Age: Google Inc. will allow a “do-not- track” button to be embedded in its Web browser, letting users restrict the amount of data that can be collected about them. The world’s most popular search engine is joining other Web companies to support the anti-tracking initiative, which prevents an individual’s browsing history from being […]

Google announced yesterday that before the end of 2012, you will be able to buy augmented-reality smart eyeglasses from the search giant. The Android-powered glasses will have an onboard camera that monitors in real time what you see as you walk (or, heavens preserve us, drive) down the street. The lenses will then overlay information […]

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