School of Computer Science

McGill undergraduates have a unique opportunity to expand their climate science literacy and acquire tools for taking action to reduce the impacts of the unfolding climate crisis.

Registration is now open to students in every program for FSCI 198: Climate Crisis and Climate Actions, a new undergraduate course featuring a team of multi-disciplinary instructors who will present diverse perspectives on the scientific and social dimensions of climate change.

Published on: 14 Jul 2022

The Faculty of Science’s new Computational and Data Systems Initiative will help researchers unlock the power of data-intensive research methods

If you follow science news, you will almost certainly have encountered the term ‘modelling’. From understanding climate change, to predicting the course of a pandemic, to developing the pharmaceuticals to fight one, scientists seem to have a ‘model’ for everything. But have you ever wondered just what the term means and how scientists go about creating models?

Published on: 29 Apr 2022

The Computational and Data Systems Initiative is seeking McGill faculty members, postdocs or graduate students to teach one or more workshops on python and machine learning topics. Workshop examples include:
    > Data science with Python (introductory and advanced level);
    > Data visualization with Python (introductory and advanced level);
    > Machine learning basics, etc.

Classified as: CDSI, CDSI workshop, Computational and Data Systems Initiative, data science, data visualization, python, machine learning, programming, skills
Published on: 25 Apr 2022

Congratulations to authors: Xi Chen, Ju Wang, Hang Li, Yi Tian Xu, Di Wu, Xue Liu, Gregory Dudek, Taeseop Lee (Samsung Korea)y, Intaik Park (Samsung Korea) for their paper entitled:  One for All: Traffic Prediction at Heterogeneous 5G Edge with Data-Efficient Transfer Learning.  It was presented at IEEE Globecome 2021 and awarded Best Paper.  

Classified as: IEEE, Globecom, Traffic Prediction, Data-efficient transfer learning, machine learning, ML
Published on: 14 Dec 2021

Improving representation is one of the key goals behind McGill’s current drive to recruit a greater number of Black faculty members. The Faculty of Science is proud to be a part of this effort, with applications now open for tenure-track positions in the School of Computer Science and the Department of Geography.

Published on: 4 Nov 2021

Milton Riaño, McGill’s Climate Change Artist-in-Residence, will curate the Faculty of Science’s Bicentennial Science/Art Exposition, billed as a “celebration of science in all its forms”.

The art show organizers are calling on all members of the McGill community to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021.

Published on: 30 Aug 2021

The Faculty of Science is celebrating McGill’s 200th anniversary with a student art exhibition on the theme of “Science!”. McGill students at all levels and all faculties are invited to submit works in any medium, expressing what science means to them.

Faculty of Science bicentennial committee member, Torsten Bernhard, says the aim of the exhibition is to celebrate science in all its forms.

Published on: 12 Jan 2021

For human beings, the ability to generalize – to extract broad principles from our experiences of the world and use these principles to help us make decisions in new situations – is an essential skill for navigating everyday life. But for those working in the field of artificial intelligence, getting machines to generalize in this way has been a notoriously difficult challenge.

Classified as: Artificial intelligence, reinforcement learning
Published on: 15 Jul 2020


It is with great sadness that I share with members of the Faculty and entire University community news of Professor Laurie Hendren’s passing, on May 27, 2019.

As a member of the School of Computer Science, Laurie was an exceptional teacher, researcher, colleague, and above all, friend.

Published on: 29 May 2019

by Daniel McCabe

Congratulations to McGill graduate Yoshua Bengio, BEng’86, MSc’88, PhD’91, on being named a co-recipient of the 2018 A.M. Turing Award. Frequently referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” the Turing Award, presented by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), recognizes individuals for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. 

Classified as: turing award, Yoshua Bengio, yann lecun, geoffrey hinton, AI, McGill University; School of Computer Science; awards, deep learning
Published on: 27 Mar 2019

Service Canada is looking for candidates with a background in data mining for a full-time position to help accelerate and maintain their data science capacity and fulfill their business objectives. You can find out more information on the position in the attachment.

Classified as: data science
Published on: 17 Mar 2017

Prof. Jérôme Waldispühl's Computer Science and Biology lab has openings for PhD candidates in RNA bioinformatics and/or Human Computing. You can find out more on the lab's website

Classified as: data science
Published on: 10 Aug 2016
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