Research Fest has been organized by the Computer Science Graduate Council (CSGC) partnered with the Department of Computer Science celebrating research done by graduate students. Our goal is to bring together graduate students, faculty members, researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss and present the research and innovations in different areas of Computer Science and relevant fields. Research Fest 2021 invites high-quality contributions describing significant, original, published and/or unpublished results. Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Systems, Networks and Performance
  • Computational Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
  • Distributed and Parallel Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Imaging, Multimedia and Graphics
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Multi-User Adaptive Distributed Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Software Engineering
  • Accessible Computing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical and Interactive Graphics

Key dates

  • Sponsors to submit their sponsorship details: June 15 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: July 16 2021
  • Author Notification for Abstract: July 30 2021
  • Final Presentation and Revised Abstract Submission: August 13 2021
  • Presentation: August 16 2021
  • Award Announcement: August 30 2021

Submit Your Abstract

Those interested in participating should submit their abstract using the Google Form. The abstract should highlight your research problem, methodology and experimental findings in at most 300 words. Once the review panel accepts the abstract, you can submit the poster through email by sending the link to the poster or an attachment.

Committees

Steering Committee

Ian McQuillan

Ian McQuillan is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and is the Graduate Chair of Computer Science. His main areas of research include natural computing, biological modelling and bioinformatics, formal language and automata theory, and theoretical computer science. He primarily teaches courses in bioinformatics and in theoretical computer science.

Rifat Zahan

Rifat Zahan is a Ph.D student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently serving as the President of the CSGC for 2020-2021 academic year and has been the lead organizer of Research Fest 2021. Rifat is taking a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the fields of systems science, data science, and computational statistics in the context of some major public health issues for her doctoral work.

Executive Committee

Sophie Findlay

Sophie Findlay is originally from Saskatoon Sk. She received his B.A with Honours at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011. She then went on to receive her M.A from Sheffield University in 2012. After working with a research group in Sheffield for several years she returned to Saskatoon, where she now acts as the Graduate program Assistant on the Department of Computer Science.

Shakiba Jalal

Shakiba Jalal is the Financial and Operations Manager in the Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan. A recent MBA graduate from the Edwards School of Business, she also holds a BSc in computer science and a MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan.

Naz Zarreen Oishie

Naz Zarreen Oishie is an M.Sc. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the Interactive Software Engineering Lab. She is doing her research under the supervision of Dr. Banani Roy and Dr. Kevin Schneider. Her research primarily focuses on building interactive tools for detecting software bugs. She is currently serving as the Vice President Social at Computer Science Graduate Council (CSGC) and is working on the council website.

Debasish Chakroborti

Debasish Chakroborti is a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. He is serving as the Vice President Social at Computer Science Graduate Council (CSGC) and is promoting the council on social media platforms. He has been working in the Software Research Lab under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Schneider and Dr. Chanchal Roy. Debasish’s research is focused on software engineering. He was the volunteer lead in Digitized Summer Camp, organized by the Department of Computer Science.

Award Commitee

Farhad Maleki

Dr. Farhad Maleki is a postdoctoral researcher at the McGill University Health Centre, where his focus is on medical data analysis. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan. During his Ph.D., Farhad served as the President of the Computer Science Graduate Council, where he initiated and led various events focused on promoting high-quality graduate research and collaboration between research labs to connect students, faculty, and industry leaders. He initiated the annual Research & Innovation in Computer Science & Bioinformatics at the University of Saskatchewan and was the lead organizer for Research Fest 2016, 2017, and 2018. Currently, Farhad is the president of the Association of Postdoctoral Fellows at McGill University.

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