Articles by author: rdegrande

  • Reading Week Game Jam

    Computer Science Club will host its annual reading week Game Jam from February 19th onwards.


    Competition time: February 19th 12:00 pm to February 25th 11:59 pm

    Judging time: February 25th till February 27th 11:59 pm

    Results will be announced the week following the reading week.


    We will have different awards for the games that are made, which include Member’s Award, Exec’s Award, and Faculty’s Award.


    The winners of the awards mentioned above will be gifted something from the list below.

    • Brock CSC Hoodies
    • Brock CSC T-Shirt
    • Gift cards from different Franchises
    • Brock CSC Credits – redeemable at the Computer Science Clubroom for purchasable items.

    On top of that, you have a bragging right to winning the Brock CSC Game Jam 2022-2023.


    The basic restrictions are only a team of up to 3 people can participate in the Game Jam, and we are limiting it to one submission per team.

    Other information

    The themes will be announced when the competition starts, but in the meantime, you can sign up for the competition using this form.

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  • Machine Learning teaching: Canada Games themed projects

    Computer Science Assistant Professor Yifeng Li teaches his Reinforcement Learning course using sports-related video games. This interesting application is an excellent example of Canada Games-related course, where computer agents are trained to take optimal actions. The initiative helps students to learn essential concepts, such as dynamic programming, Monte Carlo methods, temporal-difference algorithms, and neural network-based RL methods.

    More details are in this link.

  • Amirali Madani: COSC MSc graduate and Governor General medallist

    Amirali Madani concluded his MSc thesis in Computer Science in 2021. Together with his master’s degree in Computer Science, Amirali received the overnor General’s Gold Medal, an award presented annually at Spring Convocation to the graduate student with the highest academic average.

    The award was a well-deserved recognition of Amirali’s hard-working and dedication to his graduate studies, achieving an outstanding high average of 97.

    More details about Amirali and his achievement can be found at this link.

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  • COSC at Canada Games Teaching Spotlight

    A man in a beige jacket and blue shirt stands in front of a brick wall on the right and a windowed hallway to the left.COSC students are developing a Chatbot for Canada Games.

    This interesting and useful application is part of a Computer Science Software Engineering course project under the supervision of Prof. Naser Ezzati-Jivan.

    More details can be found at Brock News.

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  • Open Faculty Position

    The Department of Computer Science has one open tenure-track position. More details about the position and instructions about the application process can be found on this page.

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  • New Ph.D. Program in Intelligent Systems and Data Science

    The Department of Computer Science is excited to report that a new Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Data Science has been given final approval. The program is expected to start in the near future. This doctoral program is being jointly offered with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Stay tuned to our website for developments!

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  • Scholarship Opportunity for COSC students

    Computer Science or MIS Students with at least two semesters of coursework…

    You could be eligible to apply for the David L. Squires Scholarship


    David L. Squires was a staff member at the Memorial University of Newfoundland who was always willing to help worthwhile students.  David was also a hard-working, respected member of the Data Processing Management Association (DPMA). The Squires Foundation was created in honour of David L. Squires by his DPMA peers to help students.

    The Squires Foundation was incorporated in 1994 to:

    1. Promote excellence in the study of informatics by individuals;
    2. Conduct or sponsor research in informatics education; and
    3. Sponsor informatics educational offerings to the public


    The Squires Foundation provides scholarships each year to students who:

    1. demonstrate significant financial need;
    2. are Canadian Citizens OR Landed Immigrants;
    3. are in a full-time Computer Science program at a University or College;
    4. have successfully completed 2 full semesters in this program; and,
    5. have reached a high level of scholastic achievement.

    A student must meet all the above requirements to qualify.

    How to Apply

    Go to  and select the Scholarship tab on the right side of the home page. The application is online. The deadline is October 31, 2021.

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  • Three new faculty members at COSC

    The Department of Computer Science is happy to share great news at the beginning of this Fall 2021 term!

    The recent hiring processes were very successful. Three outstanding researchers will join the department as new faculty members this Fall 2021, Prof. Dividino and Prof. Emami, and the following Winter 2022, Prof. Carvalho!

    Prof. Renata Dividino

    Provenance, Web Science, Semantic Web Foundations, Querying & Reasoning, Web Data, Knowledge Graphs, Information Integration



    Prof. Ali Emami

    Natural language processing, Machine Learning, Common Sense Reasoning, AI & Ethics, Interpretability, Fairness and Bias, Language Understanding & Generation, Causality



    Prof. Glaucio Carvalho

    Computer and Network Security, Ethical Hacking and Network Defense, Computer Networks and Network Engineering, Operating Systems & System Programming



    Welcome to COSC and Brock!

  • Canada Games Research Spotlight: Poling Bork

    The Department of Computer Science is proud to share the news that Dr. Poling (Baoling) Bork is leading an app development team for the Canada Games.

    More details about the news and the app can be found at this link.

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  • COSC MSc student awarded Jack M. Miller Excellence

    Congratulations to Cody Dennis for winning the Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award.
    Only one such award is given to an MSc student in each faculty.
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