University of Saskatchewan Department of Computer Science

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science

CS is all about people!

We are:

  • Students, fascinated by the transformational potential of computing in the world;
  • Faculty, who undertake primary research in the field and share our discoveries (and the process by which we made them) with our students; and
  • Staff, who support the efforts of students, researchers and teachers alike in the delivery of our programs of enquiry and instruction.

Together, we explore our discipline to discover new ways in which computing can change the lives of people everywhere!

Welcome!

Department News

Digitized 2014

Digitized is a conference for high school students from Saskatoon and surrounding area who are interested in exploring Comnputer Science. The conference involves a series of various speakers from the industry and communinty, hands-on workshops, a key note speaker, and a Career Panel. We are expecting over 350 students to attend this exciting conference. 

Digitized will take place on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at the University of Saskatchewan.

Digitized is put on by the Department of Computer Science with the Sasaktoon Industry-Education Council. For more information, please check out the website: http://digitized.tumblr.com/

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Photos from the Computer Science Graduation Banquet

Check out the photos from our Computer Science Year End Banquet that was held on April 4th, 2014. It was a night to celebrate our graduating students and all the accomplishments our Department and student have achieved in the 2013/2014 academic year. 

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CAIMS 2014 Annual Meeting

The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) 2014 Annual Meeting is schedule from June 22-26 in Saskatoon this year. Featured seminars include scientific themes such as the Canadian Symposium on Fluid Dynamics, Applied Analysis and Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Biology, Financial Mathematics, and Scientific and High-Performance Computing. There will also be a public lecture by Chris Essex from Western University, titled "Slow Time".

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Department Seminar Series

Department Seminar Series

Speaker: Rita Orji

Summary:

Many people want to practice the habits of a healthy lifestyle but find it difficult to motivate themselves to do so, even when aware of the benefits. Persuasive Technology (PT) – technology designed to motivate behaviour and attitude change – has helped people to manage addictive behaviours, achieve personal wellness, manage diseases, and make healthy choices. My work demonstrates that persuasive health interventions are more effective if they are tailored to the people groups under consideration and that not tailoring PTs can be detrimental to behaviour change.

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Combining Hollywood and Medicine

A facility will be built at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan as the first of its kind in Canada where researchers will create animated medical images for doctors by combining patients' X-rays, MRIs or CT Scans. Then, they will bring the images to life using technology similar to what's found in video games or movie special effects.

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Department Seminar Series

Department Seminar Series

Speaker: Kathrin Gerling

Summary:

Older adults in residential care often lead sedentary lifestyles, and decreased activity adversely affects life expectancy. Care facilities face the challenge of encouraging their residents to participate in leisure activities, but as the impact of age-related changes and impairments grows, few activities remain accessible. Ms. Gerling's research addresses this issue through the development of motion-based video games that are accessible and usable for older adults regardless of age-related changes and impairments. Results show that motion-based game controls can be designed to be accessible to institutionalized older adults.

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Ian Stavness part of $3 million CFI Leaders fund

Ten University of Saskatchewan (U of S) research teams have been awarded more than $3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for projects aimed at determining wildlife and human impacts of natural resource development, finding ways to produce low-cost solar cells from environmentally friendly organic materials, and probing the molecular structures of genes that could put humans at risk for diseases such as such as schizophrenia, depression and autism.

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Have a business idea? $30,000 to be awarded through the Wilson Centre’s i3 Idea Challenge!

The i3 Idea Challenge is an annual business idea competition hosted by the Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence. This competition is open to entrepreneurs at any stage, from any industry. All teams must have at least one member currently enrolled as a student at the University of Saskatchewan.

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