Dept. of Computer Science
Algorithms that can sketch, recreate 3D shapes
A University of British Columbia computer scientist has created a new software that can create a design sketch of an everyday object, addressing the challenge of accurately describing shapes.
Aug 1, 2017
Red light, green light invention prevents work interruptions
A UBC computer scientist has invented a unique desk light that automatically switches from green to red when you are ‘in the zone’ and shouldn’t be disturbed by colleagues.
May 5, 2017
Computer scientists put some skin in the game of visual effects
UBC computer scientists are examining exactly how skin folds, stretches, wrinkles and bounces, with the goal of creating a realistic computer model of the human body.
May 3, 2017
Coding in the curriculum prepares students for today’s digital world
UBC computer science professor Gregor Kiczales explains how coding prepares students to better understand the digital world they live in.
Sep 8, 2016
Cracking the gender imbalance code
A UBC expert discusses why there has been a rapid decline in women entering computer science.
Dec 11, 2014
Founding Google investor Cheriton donates $7.5 million to UBC computer science
UBC alumnus Dr. David Cheriton has donated $7.5 million to UBC to create a new chair in computer science and a course in computational thinking.
Nov 14, 2014
Powerful math creates 3-D shapes from simple sketches
UBC computer scientists unveil a new graphics system that can easily produce complex 3-D shapes from simple professional sketches.
Aug 13, 2014
Beautiful game theory
A UBC expert explains why game theorists are paying close attention to the World Cup.
Jun 16, 2014
Taking girls and IT back to the future
Since the halcyon days of the early 80s’ PC revolution, the number of females studying computer science has declined steeply. This summer, a band of dedicated UBC student volunteers is partnering with software giant SAP to reverse the trend.
May 28, 2014 - by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
UBC scientists receive three national research prizes
Three UBC scientists have received some of the top academic prizes available from NSERC.
Feb 3, 2014
How the UBC creators of AutoStitch revolutionized computer vision and sparked a spinoff tsunami.
Jan 30, 2014 - by Brian Lin