Age of AI and Big Data – Impact on Justice, Human Rights and Privacy Zoom event on September 28, 2022 at 12 – 1:30 pm EDT

The Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) in a September 15, 2022 announcement (received via email) announced an event (Age of AI and Big Data – Impact on Justice, Human Rights and Privacy) centered on some of the latest government doings on artificial intelligence and privacy (Bill C-27), In an increasingly connected world, we share a...

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ReTHINKING Space Propulsion for Interstellar Travel

By Kisothan Suthakaran In 2016, astronomers discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our nearest-known star, situated such that its temperature allows liquid water to possibly exist on its surface. Our current knowledge about this exoplanet is however limited by the data provided by telescopes and spectrographs. The only effective way of gaining more insights...

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My Summer at Johns Hopkins’ Explore Engineering Innovation (EEI) Program

By Angela Zhu     Hello everyone! I hope you all have had a great summer break so far. In this article, I will be sharing my summer experience at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Canadian and American universities usually offer summer programs that enrich students’ life experiences by encouraging them to take college-level...

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Special Issue: Mobile Applications For Environment And Health Monitoring

I’m happy to announce that I will be guest editing a special issue for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health along with Dr. Jarrett Phillips. For this special issue, we are seeking papers that explore all aspects of mobile application development for environment and health monitoring, including papers that describe design processes,Continue...

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Sponges – one of the earliest forms of multicellular life.

I wrote this blog for the Nature Nanaimo newsletter published July 10, 2022. This is a slightly modified version. Photo Neil McDaniel, https://blueocean.net/glass-sponge-reefs-living-fossils-found-off-canadian-coast/ An excellent article by Sheila Byers about the unique glass sponge reefs that occur in the Salish Sea and the Hecate Strait appeared in the spring 2022 of BC Nature Magazine, and...

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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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