Research & Innovation in Computer Science & Bioinformatics


Computer Science Graduate Council (CSGC)
Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan


Research Fest 2019 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 Bioinformatics. Research Fest 2019 invites high quality contributions describing significant, original, published and/or unpublished results. Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:


Abstract submission: TBA
Author notification for abstract: TBA
Final poster and revised abstract submission: TBA
Poster presentation and award ceremony: TBA


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


Steering Committee

Kevin Stanley

Kevin Stanley is Department Head, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. His primary research interest is in building technology to measure, analyze and act on sensed human behaviour. He collaborates with health and social science researchers as user communities, measuring and modelling human behavior using smart phones including, but not limited to fundamental metrics of spatial temporal behaviour, improved Ad-Hoc networks based on behaviour models, health applications of human behavioural models, and novel input and mechanic modalities for mobile games He is also the lead instructor for the new CS Early Start program which allows talented high-school students to get a head start on their Computer Science degree.

Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller is a Ph.D. student in The Interaction Lab at the University of Saskatchewan. He serves as President of the CSGC. His research focuses on how computers support communication through video, specifically around video chat and live streaming. He uses multiple methodologies to understand how people’s communications are affected by modern communication tools.

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.

Katie Ovens

Katie Ovens is a Ph.D student in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently VP Finance for the CSGC.

Award Committee