News and events

Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education (WCCCE 2018)

Join us May 4 & 5, 2018 at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The 23rd WCCCE is a forum for discussing the development of computing programs and curricula, and for sharing innovative strategies and tools for teaching & learning in fields such as computer science, computer technology, information systems and information technology.

HighTechU Pilot Project

The HighTechU Pilot Project is an initiative of the UVic Department of Computer Science, developed in collaboration with members of the Greater Victoria technology and education sectors, which seeks to build our community through experiential learning opportunities for island youth. Focused on developing in-demand skills in the next generation of innovators, HighTechU is about more than just coding; it's about empowering youth to build the diverse skills they need to succeed and thrive in the growing technology industry in Victoria and beyond.

We're Hiring, Assistant Professors in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Victoria is seeking applications for up to four tenure track faculty positions at the assistant professor level with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. We seek individuals with demonstrated potential to build an internationally recognized, externally funded, exceptional research program in the following broad strategic areas: cyber security, interaction design, optimization and smart systems.

Welcome, Dr. Kwang Moo Yi

We would like to welcome Kwang Moo Yi who will start in our department as an Assistant Professor on December 1. Kwang Moo Yi received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 2007 and 2014, respectively. From 2014 to 2017, he was a Post-doctoral researcher at the Computer Vision laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). His research focuses on applying Machine Learning to Visual Computing, and more recently on Deep Learning. His recent works include learned Local Features, 3D Pose Tracking with parts, traffic pattern analysis with latent models, and Visual Surveillance.

Dr. Peggy Storey announced as CRC

Dr. Margaret Anne (Peggy) Storey studies how technology can help people explore, understand, visualize and share big data sources and complex information. Dr. Storey is currently looking at how social media can advance a more participatory culture in the software development community. “My goal is to improve software tools that encourage knowledge workers to think and work together, making it easier for people to learn, share knowledge and connect with others,” she says.

Andreas Bergen awarded Farquharson Teaching Award

Congratulations to Andreas Bergen, PhD candidate in computer science. Andreas was awarded the 2015 Farquharson Teaching Award for Graduate Students. He is supervised by Drs. Muller and Coady.

Improving seniors' home care with wireless technology

Dr. Jens Weber, Professor in the Department of Computer Science, is a co-principal investigator in an innovative project with Dr. Scott Hofer, director of UVic's Centre on Aging and Dr. Morgan Price, Adjunct Professor. In a partnership with Island Health, Cerner Corporation, and Ayogo, they will collaborate on building a "learning health care system".