Monday Times

News Section

News Article 1

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that the recipients of the Spring 2014 Alumni Association Awards for Excellence included two members of our department: Dr. Yiyu Yao - the University of Regina Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Research; Dr. Cory Butz - the University of Regina Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching. University of Regina President Vianne Timmons noted that the award recipients have distinguished themselves through their scholarship, dedication to student success, and strong commitment to the University community and the community-at-large. Their work stands as an inspiration to everyone at our University.

Amanda Hawkins, a current MSc student, was featured in a Regina Leader-Post article, April 25, 2015. Amanda was a participant in a "Dragon's Den" presentation on mobile computing on Friday, April 24 in RIC 109. The presentations were held in association with ISM Canada. The app that she designed was a multiplacyer, capture-the-flag game that uses motion sensors to detect the players' moves.Ipsum lurum hurum turum ipsum lurum hurum turum ipsum lurum hurum turum ipsum lurum hurum turum.

Sports Section

Sports Article 2

Title: Introducing Darwinian Networks Abstract: We suggest Darwinian networks (DNs) as a biological view of Bayesian networks (BNs). DNs adapt a handful of well-known concepts in biology into a single framework that is surprisingly simple, yet remarkably robust. With respect to modelling, on one hand, DNs not only represent BNs, but also faithfully represent the testing of independencies in a more straightforward fashion. On the other hand, with respect to three exact inference algorithms in BNs, DNs simplify each of them, while unifying all of them. DNs can determine good elimination orderings using the same platform as used for modelling and inference.Ipsum lurum hurum turum ipsum lurum hurum turum ipsum lurum hurum turum ipsum lurum hurum turum.

Sports Article 3

The public is invited to attend a celebration of students in Grades 4-8 from around Southern Saskatchewan who have been taking part in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) League challenge for 2014. Each year, a new themed challenge is released and teams of young people around the world each work to: build and program a LEGO robot to complete tasks in a robot game; research and present a project related or connected to their community; and to carry themselves as gracious professionals according to the core values of the FIRST LEGO League ( www.firstlegoleague.org). Do you, or someone you know, like LEGO and robotics? Do you know someone between the ages of 9 and 14 who might like to participate in next year's challenge (for which registration opens May 1)? Come out and enjoy an afternoon at the University of Regina as we put a spotlight on science.