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Computer Scientist Yang Wang Awarded for Work on Computer Vision, Deep Learning

Computer Sciences Associate Professor Yang Wang was named the inaugural Faculty of Science Research Chair in Fundamental Science. The U of M researcher says the award ($20,000/year for three years) means he has more flexibility studying  computer vision, machine learning and deep learning. “The award has given me freedom to explore more fundamental research projects.”...

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International success for U of M robot team at FIRA HuroCup

The U of M Autonomous Agents Lab robot team did very well at the FIRA HuroCup, held August 11 – 16, 2019 in Changwon, Korea, placing third and fourth overall. More than 50 teams from 10 countries competed including: South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, China, India, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia. FIRA is a multi-sport...

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UofM: 2019 Schulich Leader: Mia Battad

Drawn to technology from an early age, Mia Battad loved racing home from school to play on the family computer. Constantly trying to gain access to the newest Nintendo game or handheld console, Battad’s interest in electronic devices never waned. Rather, it developed into a curiosity of how videos games are made, which lead her...

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International Data Science Conference / Nexus 2019

WHAT IS DATA SCIENCE | ART OF THE POSSIBLE? Join us on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus and discover the latest innovations in machine learning/AI, data and statistical sciences that address solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in health, agriculture, transportation, insurance, and eCommerce. WHAT’S INCLUDED?...

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New Data Science Centre – NEXUS at the U of M

The Faculty of Science announced today that it has formed, Data Science NEXUS, a new data science research centre. NEXUS will lead innovation and discovery in data science, an emerging field that is quickly shaping and reshaping our world. NEXUS aims to aid the U of M and the province in remaining competitive on the global...

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New Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce three new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science, one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences and one in mathematical/computational sciences. The awards recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science who are conducting outstanding fundamental research in these areas. Chairs are awarded $20,000 in...

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Dr. Andrea Bunt 2019 recipient of CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Awards

Dr Andrea Bunt, Department of Computer Science, is a 2019 recipient of the CS-Can|Info-Can Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Awards! As the CS-Can/Info-Can Award states: These prizes recognize excellence in research, and are made to top young faculty members in Canadian Computer Science Departments, Schools, Faculties who are within the first ten years of their...

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UM Today: Come cheer on this year’s 3MT finalists on March 18

From health to the humanities, the finalists for this year’s 3MT competition are demonstrating how graduate student research at the University of Manitoba benefits our greater community. Seventy-three students applied, 36 competed in three heats, and the judges narrowed it down to 14. Those finalists – both masters and doctoral students – are now gearing...

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UM Today: The human architect

FEBRUARY 3, 2019 — As UM Today reports: Since the dawn of time, humans have navigated the world through our five senses. Using pervasive technologies already at our disposal, computer scientist Pourang Irani is developing a sixth—one that he believes will make us “truly human.” True to its name, ubiquitous computing and its devices are everywhere—our phones, appliances,...