Master of Science
UBC's Department of Computer Science is one of the top two Computer Science departments in Canada. UBC is ranked as one of the world’s top 25 universities for Computer Science.
The department was established in May 1968 by six founding UBC faculty members. Recognized internationally for excellence in research and teaching with a conscious focus on interdisciplinary programs, the Department encourages diversity both within its community and areas of study. It plays a leadership role in research, teaching and outreach activities to champion the understanding and integration of Computer Science within all aspects of society.
|Beschastnikh, Ivan||cloud computing, distributed systems, software engineering, software analysis|
|Carenini, Giuseppe||Artificial intelligence, user modeling, decision theory, machine learning, social issues in computing, computational linguistics, information visualization|
|Conati, Cristina||artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, affective computing, personalized interfaces, intelligent user interfaces, intelligent interface agents, virtual agent, user-adapted interaction, computer-assisted education, educational computer games, computers in education, user-adaptive interaction, Artificial intelligence, adaptive interfaces, cognitive systems, user modelling|
|Condon, Anne||Algorithms, Molecular Programming|
|Evans, William||Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science, Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools, theoretical computer science, computational geometry, graph drawing, program compression|
|Feeley, Michael||Distributed systems, operating systems, workstation and pc clusters|
|Friedlander, Michael||numerical optimization, numerical linear algebra, scientific computing, Scientific computing|
|Friedman, Joel||Computer Science Theory, Algebraic Graph Theory, Combinatorics|
|Garcia, Ronald||programming language semantics, design, and implementation, including language support for library-centric and modular software development, generic and generative programming, and domain specific languages and libraries.|
|Greenstreet, Mark||Dynamic systems, formal methods, hybrid systems, differential equations|
|Greif, Chen||scientific computing, numerical linear algebra, iterative linear solvers, constrained optimization, numerical solution of partial differential equations|
|Harvey, Nicholas||randomized algorithms, combinatorial optimization, graph sparsification, discrepancy theory and learning theory; algorithmic problems arising in computer networking, including cache analysis, load balancing, data replication, peer-to-peer networks, and network coding.|
|Heidrich, Wolfgang||computational imaging and display, an emerging research area within visual computing, which combines methods from computer graphics, machine vision, imaging, inverse methods, optics and perception to develop new sensing and display technologies|
|Holmes, Reid||computer science, software engineering, software testing, software quality, open source software, software development tools, software comprehension, static analysis|
|Hu, Alan||formal verification, formal methods, model checking, software analysis, post-silicon validation, security, nonce to detect automated mining of profiles|
|Hutchinson, Norman||Computer Systems, Distributed Systems, File Systems, Virtualization|
|Kiczales, Gregor||MOOCs, Blended Learning, Flexible Learning, University Strategy for Flexible and Blended Learning, Computer Science Education, Programming Languages, Programming languages, aspect-oriented programming, foundations, reflections and meta programming, software design|
|Lakshmanan, Laks||data management and data cleaning, data warehousing and OLAP, data and text mining, analytics on big graphs and news, social networks and media, recommender systems|
|Leyton-Brown, Kevin||Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Theoretical Computer Science, Resource Allocation, Computer Science and Statistics, Machine learning, Game theory, Auction theory|
|Little, James Joseph||Artificial intelligence, computational vision, geographic information systems, robotics|
|Mackworth, Alan||vision; robotics, Intelligent systems, programming|
|MacLean, Karon||Information Systems, human-computer interaction, haptic interfaces, human-robot interaction, design of user interfaces|
|McGrenere, Joanna||human-computer interaction, personalized user interfaces, universal usability, interactive technologies for older users and people with cognitive disorders, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), computer science|
|Mitchell, Ian||safety critical systems, assistive technology (mobility), robotics, scientific computing, cyber-physical systems, Mathematical software, computational science and engineering, hybrid and cyber-physical systems, verification and validation, reproducible research, level set methods, robotic path, planning|
|Munzner, Tamara||Computer Systems, visualization, information visualization, visual analytics, data science|
|Murphy, Gail||Software Development, software engineering, software evolution, software design, knowledge worker productivity|
|Ng, Raymond Tak-yan||Data mining and analysis, health informatics, text summarization, text mining|
|Pai, Dinesh||Robotics, computer graphics, medical imaging, neuroscience, sensorimotor computation|
|Poole, David||Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Decision Analysis, Preference Elicitation, Reasoning under Uncertainty, Graphical Models|
|Pottinger, Rachel||Computer Science and Statistics, databases, data management, data integration, metadata management|
|Ravanbakhsh, Siamak||Artificial Intelligence, machine learning|
|Rensink, Ronald||vision, attention, consciousness, interface design, Cognitive vision|
|Schmidt, Mark||Machine learning; Numerical Optimizaiton; Probabilistic Graphical Models; Causality|
|Sheffer, Alla||Computer graphics, shape modeling and geometry processing|
|Shepherd, Frederick||algorithms, optimization, convex geometry, and graph theory|
|Sigal, Leonid||Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science and Statistics, Parametric and Non-Parametric Inference, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Visual Recognition and Understanding, Vision + Natural Language Processing, Semantic Recognition|
|Van de Panne, Michiel||Computer Science and Statistics, Computer Sciences and Mathematical Tools, Robotics and Automation, simulation of human movement, computer animation, robotics, deep reinforcement learning, motor control, computer graphics|
|Wagner, Alan||Parallel computation, interconnection networks, parallel programming environments|
|Yoon, Dongwook||Computer Science and Statistics, Design, Educational Technologies, Human-computer interaction (HCI), Multimodal interaction, Interaction and interface design, Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), Educational technology, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Speech, touch, multitouch, stylus, gesture, mixed-reality, 3d interaction|
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