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Research News Stories

  • NSERC PGSM and PGSD scholarship applications deadline is Mon. Sept. 21 at 16:30 - see application dropoff details
    Wed, 09/16/2009 - 09:17

    Please note that the NSERC PGSM and PGSD scholarship application deadline is on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 16:30pm.  The location to drop off your application is the main Computer Science Departmental Office ICT 602 (please see Lorraine to submit your application).

    To see more about Graduate scholarships, visit our website at:

    For more information concerning NSERC scholarships, visit the NSERC website at: 

  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Competition
    Wed, 05/06/2009 - 11:06

    Top Undergrads & Graduate Students: Deadline for NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships applications is 4:30 pm on Monday, September 24 to Lorraine in ICT 602. NOTE: Only Canadians and permanent residents of Canada at the time of application are eligible to apply.

    Detailed information about these awards is found on the NSERC website at: Instructions and on-line forms are found at:

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007
    University Theatre, Craigie Hall
    1:30 to 3:30 pm

    Students are encouraged to go to the FGS website and click on the "Funding" quick links and download a copy of the handout material (this won't be available at the session).

  • Open Scholarship Competition Information Session
    Mon, 11/17/2008 - 14:19

    Time and location details: 

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: Tom Oliver Lecture Theatre, Earth Sciences 162

    Who Should Attend: Students - Master's and Doctoral students already enrolled in a graduate program at the UofC, and senior Undergraduate students planning to enter a graduate program at the UofC. UofC Faculty and Staff are also welcome.

    For more information, e-mail the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office at

    Note: that the CPSC Department deadline for receipt of complete open scholarships applications is Monday, January 26, 2009 before 4:30 pm to Lorraine in ICT 602. Applications and instructions are at:

  • CSGS Year End Event & AGM
    Tue, 04/01/2008 - 14:29

    It's that time of year again! CSGS will be hosting a year end event to celebrate the end of Winter term as well as our AGM in the coming weeks. We hope you will join us for these events. Information follows.

    CSGS Annual General Meeting & Campaign forum
    Hear about CSGS news from the past year as well as plans for the coming year
    Tues. April 8 @ 2:30 pm
    Fishbowl outside ICT 516

    CSGS Year End Event
    Come out and celebrate the end of term with fellow department members
    Wed. April 16 @ 4 pm
    ICT 516

    Computer Science Graduate Society

  • University of Calgary scores big on IBM Jazz Faculty Grants
    Fri, 01/25/2008 - 15:35

    Two out of the six research grants in a worldwide competition went to the Department of Computer Science while the others were granted to elite universities in US and Europe.

    The days are long over where software was developed in a single location. Today, global software engineering is the reality, which means that developers in many different countries and time zones work together on the same software. Global cooperation in software development causes many communication and coordination issues.

    IBM is currently building a new team collaboration platform called Jazz.Net. In an international competition, they recognized six outstanding research projects to help improve their platform. Two of the successful projects are now hosted by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary.

    The first project, APJazz, will support globally distributed teams in using agile software development approaches. “In agile project planning, customers tell stories to the developers”, says Dr. Frank Maurer. Each story is recorded on a story-card, which is then revisited as the development evolves. “Short iteration cycles are important for a successful project”. With the APJazz tool, development teams in Canada can easily interact with customers in any other part of the world while planning the next development iteration.

    The second project, Kode1061, will provide a social networking platform for software development. A Jazz.Net plug-in automatically records the expertise of developers in profiles, which are then used to identify similar developers. “Social networking will reshape global software development”, says Thomas Zimmermann. He visions Kode1061 to connect developers all over the world. “Ellen in Halifax can find out that Sarah in Sydney, Australia, has the required expertise to solve her urgent problem“.

    Learn more:

    For more information contact:
    Dr Frank Maurer (
    Thomas Zimmermann (

  • New Google Award for Female Students Enrolled in Postgraduate Program
    Mon, 09/24/2007 - 15:15

    For details, please visit this Google Site:

  • Zongpeng Li receives Alberta Ingenuity New Faculty Award
    Wed, 08/15/2007 - 11:33

    Congratulations to Zongpeng Li who was successful in receiving an Alberta Ingenuity Fund (AIF) "Ingenuity New Faculty Award". Zongpeng joined Computer Science at the UofC in August, 2005 in the area of Networks. His AIF award is for 3 years at $100K per year and will assist him in building and developing his research interests.

    Congratulations once again to Zongpeng!