- Induction into Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Visualization Academy (2019)
The School of Computing Science at SFU is comprised of world-class researchers, talented instructors and a motivated group of staff, all dedicated to the success of its students and advancing cutting-edge research in computer science. This past year was especially successful in terms of faculty and student awards, as well as welcoming top researchers to our school.
Here is the 2019-2020 academic year in review for the School of Computing Science.
*All content is taken from between September 2019 and August 2020
Table of contents:
Eugene Fiume (2020)
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, SFU School of Computing Science graduate students presented their research at CS Research Day. The event was filled with networking, faculty lectures, poster presentations and more.
SFU software systems students are working with health-care workers in Uganda, and academic researchers in London, to develop new technology that will identify pregnancy complications among women in rural communities.
Cybercrime damages are expected to rise to $6 trillion annually by next year, when 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions across the globe are expected. SFU’s School of Computing Science is gearing up to address this severe talent shortage in the cybersecurity field by launching a new cybersecurity specialization as part of the Professional Master's Program in Computer Science.
After presenting their projects to advisors, three teams in the Professional Master’s Program have received Innovation Prizes for their work. Two groups from the Big Data concentration were selected, as well as one group from Visual Computing.
Undergrad students in Professor Ghassan Hamarneh’s Biomedical Computing course were encouraged to research the COVID-19 pandemic for their final class project.
Software systems and music are not often seen as a common pairing. For SFU graduand Kat Siu, however, combining these two degrees has prepared her to work in the gaming industry.
Hoping to make a real-world impact with her research, computing science graduand Bdour Al-Zeer focused her master's thesis on the topic of hate speech.
First-year PhD student Zhiqin Chen, his supervisor professor Richard Zhang, together with computing science alumnus Andrea Tagliasacchi (a senior research scientist at Google) won the Best Student Paper Award.
For the third consecutive year, SFU’s School of Computing Science hosted the Invent the Future: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Scholars Program.
Steven Ko (Associate Professor)
*Numbers are as of June 2020 from IRP