Computer Science

Unit 5

Double degrees add up to top Pushor Mitchell recognition

Things have been adding up for Dana Klamut since she began her academic career at UBC's Okanagan campus five years ago.

Above and beyond

IKBSAS faculty members recognized for teaching excellence, including first Killam award for the Okanagan campus Convocation is a time to celebrate the achievements and hard work of UBC students, but on June 7, 2018, a man who helped get many of them across the stage will also be honoured. In early May, Dr. Stephen McNeil, […]

So you think you can code

Undergrad research could help profs reduce bad habits among novice coders How do you know if a concept is understood? It’s a question every school faces. The answer is usually by testing. Get a question right and it shows you understand. But that isn’t always the case, especially when it comes to computer science, and […]

Q & A with Warren Hare on his just published textbook and how it came together

Q & A with Warren Hare on his just published textbook and how it came together

Warren Hare, an associate professor at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, recently co-authored a new textbook with Dr. Charles Audet of Polytechnique Montréal. “Derivative-Free and Blackbox Optimization” helps fill the gap for quality, accessible material needed in a new and rapidly growing sub-field of computer science. We caught up with Warren […]

What would the world look like without Pi?

What would the world look like without Pi?

  By: Paula Tran Pi. The mysterious number and symbol you’ve known since elementary school. You probably know that pi is a ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. You likely also know that it is widely used in mathematics, and that there is a world record out there for the ability […]

Mastering Data Science

New 10-month program to provide training in one of Canada’s fastest growing career fields A recent CBC article proclaimed data is now the world’s most valuable commodity, going so far as calling it as “the new oil.” That seems to confirm recent trends that show data scientists are in high demand and enjoy some of […]

Researchers receive UBCO Eminence Fund

Researchers receive UBCO Eminence Fund

Researchers in medical physics and statistics at UBC's Okanagan campus have been awarded funding through the Eminence Program to develop a cluster in medical physics and data analytics. Research clusters are interdisciplinary networks of researchers focused on solving key challenges facing society. Individually, the scholars are leaders in their areas expertise, and clustering enable them to […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017. Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the […]