Computer Science professors elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

UBC Computer Science professors David Kirkpatrick and Alan Mackworth have been elected as Fellows the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Kirkpatrick is internationally recognized for many seminal contributions to the design and mathematical analysis of algorithms and data structures.

Mackworth is a leading figure in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics. He introduced the first soccer-playing robots, and is globally recognized as the founding father of the famous robot soccer challenge RoboCup.

This year’s new Fellows will be inducted at a ceremony Nov. 28 in Ottawa.

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