Dr. Parvin Mousavi in the News!

Queen’s School of Computing Professor, Dr. Parvin Mousavi, is in the news today for her work in biomedical computing.

See also http://www.queensu.ca/research/innovating/mousavi

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Parvin Mousavi Pointed Priorities: Bringing IT into the Clinic

Please check out the following article at  http://www.queensu.ca/research/innovating/mousavi

Well done Parvin!

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Professor David Skillicorn in the News!

Professor David Skillicorn is in the news today.  The Smith School’s publication, Insight, has an article about the work he did with Lynette Purda-Heeler and Pam Murphy on fraud transmission via language:

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Welcome Dr. Farhana Zulkernine

The QSC is pleased to welcome Dr. Farhana Zulkernine who begins her appointment this month as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Queen’s School of Computing.

Best wishes!

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A Festschrift for Selim G. Akl….A Message from David Rappaport

“From time to time one comes across a volume containing scholarly submissions honouring a “famous” researcher for his or her contributions to the community. The German word

Festschrift is commonly used to describe such a volume. Wikipedia translates Festschrift as a “celebration publication” or literally “party-writing”.

Some time ago colleagues of Selim Akl were invited to the “party”.  Today an impressive volume sits on my desk next to me as I write this message. It is:

A Festschrift for Selim G. Akl

Emergent Computation (Springer, Switzerland, 2017) is a book dedicated to Professor Selim G. Akl of the Queen’s School of Computing to honour his major research achievements in the field of computer science over four decades. Sixty five researchers from around the world contributed to the volume. Their articles cover a wide variety of research topics, including (among many others) algorithms for good musical rhythms, algorithms that make physical measurements, universality in computation, distributed message systems, descriptional complexity, parallel grammar systems, generalized hypercube machines, parallel sorting, cellular automata, constrained resource networks, vehicular clouds, epigenetic drug discovery, physical maze solvers, computer chess, quantum cryptography, and the structure of social networks.

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The book is edited by Professor Andrew Adamatzky (Unconventional Computing Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K.) and Kai Salomaa and I wrote the foreword.”

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319463759

Congratulations Selim!

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Congratulations Dr. Hossam Hassanein!

The Queen’s School of Computing is pleased to announce that Dr. Hossam Hassanein of the Queen’s School of Computing has been elevated to the rank of IEEE Fellow, the highest grade of membership in the IEEE. The citation is reproduced below.

“Dear Hossam S. Hassanein:

Recognizing the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.

It is my great pleasure to inform you that the IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2016 meeting, elevated you to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2017, with the following citation:

for contributions to protocols, architectures and analysis of multi-hop wireless networks

Within the next two months, you will receive your IEEE Fellow pin and certificate. Both serve as visible recognition of your elevation to the highest grade of membership in the IEEE.

You bring honor to yourself and to IEEE by your achievements. Congratulations!

Sincerely,

Barry L. Shoop
2016 IEEE President and CEO”

Congratulations Hossam on a well deserved honor!!

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Professor Jim Cordy in the News!

Professor Jim Cordy is in the news today on the occasion of his award of the Queen’s Prize for Excellence in Research.

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Congratulations to Dr. Jim Cordy!

The Queen’s School of Computing is pleased to announce that Queen’s School of Computing Professor Dr. Jim Cordy is the recipient of the Queen’s University Prize for Excellence in Research for 2016.  The Prize will be awarded at the Fall Convocation, on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.  Dr. Cordy will present his research in a public lecture at a later date.

Many congratulations Jim on this recognition and well deserved honor!

 

 

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Human Media Lab in the News

The Queen’s School of Computing Human Media Lab is in the news for its invention of the WhammyPhone, the world’s first virtual musical instrument for flexible phones.

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2+2 Agreement Signed with UAE University

The Queen’s School of Computing is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Queen’s University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian University Dubai.  Under this agreement, CUD undergraduate students complete two years in their home university, then are considered for admission to the Bachelor of Computing program in the Queen’s School of Computing.  The President of the CUD, Dr. Karim Chelli, was on campus for a signing ceremony with Queen’s Provost Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon on Wednesday morning, then spent the afternoon touring QSC labs.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed towards this collaboration and the visit by CUD representatives, and in particular Professor Hossam Hassanein who worked on this project from its inception.

For more details, see the Queen’s Gazette story here

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