Fall Independent Study Opportunities

Undergraduate students at the University of Guelph who are looking to complete independent study projects this fall – this post is for you. I am looking for students to join several different interdisciplinary collaborations. A full list of projects can be found here, however, I’ve also highlighted a few below. Students can access these projectsContinue...

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Qualifying Exam Presentation – Hillary Dawkins

Join us on Thursday, June 2nd at 9:30 am (via Zoom) for the qualifying exam presentation of PhD student, Hillary Dawkins. Hillary will be discussing the detection and mitigation of gender bias in natural language processing. If you are interested in attending the presentation, feel free to reach out. Title: Detection and Mitigation of GenderContinue...

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Welcome Mitacs Globalink Summer 2022 Interns

I’m pleased to welcome three students to the School of Computer Science this summer. Jay Patel, Vrushabh Bhagwatkar, and Ekjot Kaur will be joining our lab as Mitacs Globalink interns. During their internships, they will spend their time working with other undergraduate and graduate researchers on a variety of projects. Jay will be joining usContinue...

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Ph.D. Seminar – Ali Al Hadwer

Join us on Tuesday, April 19 at 9 am (via Zoom) for a seminar by Ph.D. candidate (Computational Sciences), Ali Al Hadwer. While Cloud-based Big Data Analytics (CBDA) have been successfully used by business and the health industries, Ali has focused his research energy investigating and modelling factors that influence the adoption of CBDA withinContinue...

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Ph.D. Defence – Jarrett Phillips

Join us on May 5, 2022, at 9:00 am for the defence of Ph.D. candidate, Jarrett Phillips. Jarrett will present a novel algorithm called HACSim that is used to estimate the sample size necessary for capturing haplotype variation. This work provides researchers with a new tool to better understand variation within species – with applicationsContinue...

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The Importance Of Safety

I recently made the decision to resign from the University of Guelph Senate. It is not, at least for me at this time, a safe space. I realized this over the course of the last semester when each scheduled senate or senate subcommittee meeting since September brought with it an incredibly overwhelming sense of anxietyContinue reading "The Importance Of Safety"

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Dear Students Of Fall 2021

As the fall semester quickly approaches, I thought it might be helpful to once again post an open letter to students who have registered or are registering for classes. In particular, I hope this helps to answer some of the questions or concerns they might have (at least when it comes to the courses IContinue reading "Dear Students Of Fall 2021"

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Welcome Summer Co-op Students

This summer I’m happy to announce that four new co-op students have joined our lab. Welcome to Brandon, Henry, Khushi, and Ian. Henry and Ian are joining the lab as part of #TeamSquirrel – an interdisciplinary team of researchers developing web and mobile tools to support citizen science and investigate its use in supporting experientialContinue reading "Welcome Summer Co-op Students"

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Office Upgrade

Having worked from home for over a year, it’s probably no surprise that my office has evolved from the early days of the pandemic. I no longer find myself spending countless hours hunched over my computer at the kitchen table wondering why everything aches. The evolution has involved converting the guest bedroom into a properContinue reading "Office Upgrade"

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