Articles by author: rdegrande

  • 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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  • COSC students awarded NSERC undergraduate research grants

    COSC students have been awarded NSERC Undergraduate research grants (USRA).

    Their project proposals have been selected from a pool of applications across Brock University.

    You can access the full article at this link.

  • Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes: Dr. Bork

    Po Ling Bork Teaching Lg Classes Award 2020Dr. Po Ling Bork started teaching the “Integrity & Literacy in the Information Age” course in 2017. Since then, the Computer Science course doubled in size. Always introducing practical and real-world settings in class, Dr. Bork brought a copyright lawyer, a professional engineer, a chief technical officer and chief-of-staff from the private sector. Her enthusiasm in teaching inevitably got students excited about the subjects covered in the course and their careers in IT.

    You can access the full article at this link.

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  • Poling Bork: guiding students in their career path

    Dr. Poling Bork, a COSC Senior Laboratory Instructor and Mentor, develops an essential function in the department, guiding students to find themselves in a successful career path.

    She explains the importance of mentorship to students while sharing relatable life events during her long-term experience at Brock.

    You can access the full article at this link.