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Computer Science

Artificial life subject of public lecture Wednesday

One agent can drive, another can ride in a car seat. Some agents hunt in a group, others choose to work on a farm. Not all of them are the same. Watch out: they can learn new things!

These agents don't live in your world, but in your computer, Ziad Kobti, director of the UWindsor School of Computer Science will explain in his free public lecture “One agent, two agents, farmer agent, hunter agent: an exploration of artificial life using agent-based modeling,” Wednesday, January 16, at Canada South Science City.

Regional programming contest sharpens student talent

Windsor’s best undergraduate programmers butted heads Saturday in the regional competition of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest held in the Erie Hall and Lambton Tower computer science labs.

The IBM-sponsored regional programming contest was organized for undergraduate students in the East Central North America Region to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming and teamwork skills.

Tech forum offers student admission rate

A tradeshow next week showcasing technology industry leaders is offering discounted admission to UWindsor students.

The Windsor-Essex Leaders in Innovation Technology Forum and Tradeshow, October 30 at the Caboto Club, promises attendees opportunities for networking and learning.

The program includes:

Computer programming teams to participate in regional competition

A total of 22 computer science and mathematics students competed Friday to represent Windsor in the regional competition of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Friday’s local competition had contestants battle it out in Erie Hall’s Java Lab for three hours to solve five programming problems using the C, C++ or Java language. The top two teams, with a third participating as a reserve, are:

Open house to offer look at robots in action

Students and faculty from the School of Computer Science will be among those celebrating National Science and Technology Week at a Robotics Open House at the Windsor Public Library’s central branch on Thursday, October 11.

“We will be displaying a number of robots, including the new Turtlebot, football-playing Lego NXTs and a robot that can solve Rubik’s cube,” says professor Ziad Kobti, director of the School of Computer Science.

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Virtual ecosystem sheds new light on how species develop

Were Charles Darwin alive today, he’d probably be very interested in working with Robin Gras.

Without such modern technology as high performance computing, Darwin developed his theory of natural selection, an explanation of how all species of life on Earth have descended from common ancestors.

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Chamber of Commerce recognizes business excellence

The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce honoured several members of the UWindsor community Wednesday at the Ciociaro Club during its annual Business Excellence Awards presentations.

Lancer women’s basketball coach Chantal Vallée’s Athena Award and Board of Governors member Fouad Tayfour’s Believe Windsor Essex Award had been announced prior to the formal event.

Foundation offering scholarships to students in electrical fields

The Electro-Federation of Canada -- a national association representing the electrical, consumer electronics and appliance sectors – invites applications for 45 scholarships with a total value of more than $100,000.

Now in its 17th year, the program provides university and college students across Canada with support to pursue a career in the electrical and electronics industries. Since its inception, more than 300 scholarships have gone to qualified students in such areas as electrical or environmental engineering, computer science, and business.