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Computer Science

Otis VacratsisOtis Vacratsis is one of several scientists to receive a Golden Jubilee Research award. He'll use it to help better understand the basic science behind the causes of Chacot-Marie-Tooth disease.

Outstanding scientists receive research and infrastructure grants

A better understanding of the basic causes of genetic diseases will be just one of the many outcomes of new research grants in the Faculty of Science.
Marc Dubois, a teacher at Ecole secondaire L’Essor, looks over a Raspberry Pi.Marc Dubois, a teacher at Ecole secondaire L’Essor, looks over a Raspberry Pi during a computer science workshop on campus Wednesday.

Workshop leads teachers in exploration of computer science

A workshop on campus yesterday and today promotes computer science education to teachers in local secondary and middle schools.
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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.