Computer Science

Technology day presentation to include tour of nursing simulation centre

A tour of the simulation spaces in the Medical Education Building and Toldo Health Education Centre is one of the highlights of Campus Technology Day, Thursday, May 16.

Nursing instructors Judy Bornais and Debbie Rickeard will guide participants through the faculty’s Simulation Centre, which offers students authentic simulated learning experiences so they can apply theory to practice and learn to safely care for future patients.

Maternal tribute pulls in worldwide audience for UWindsor student

Call it a rap song even a mother could love.

A video by UWindsor computer science student Musawar Khan rapping his heartfelt tribute Here’s to You, Mother has received more than 150,000 views on YouTube, including daily views by his mother.

“I didn’t want to make a video that you can’t show a kid,” says Khan. “These lyrics express my own feelings and my deep appreciation for my mom.”

He wrote the song after the fall semester, when he was feeling lost and missing being near his parents.

Science students have strong showing at Ontario Biology Day

There were a few times this past weekend when biology professor Oliver Love was watching presentations by fourth-year science students at Ontario Biology Day and could have sworn he was listening to graduate students.

“That’s how good they were,” he said. “I’ve never seen better presentations by undergrads.”

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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