Welcome to the website and blog of Dr. Daniel Gillis, Associate Professor and Statistician in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph, Co-founder of Farm To Fork and GuelphHacks, Co-creator of the Ideas Congress (ICON) Transdisciplinary Classroom, and Director of the Physical Science & Engineering Education Research Centre.
In May, Joel Gascho authored Reflections on Computer Science as part of an ongoing series of reflective posts from my undergraduate and graduate students. In particular, I asked the students to write about any of their experiences related to their various projects so that other students might learn from them. Today, Joel provides another reflection based on the work he’s been doing with Community Living Cambridge since completing CIS3750 last fall.
In a few short days, I’ll be packing my bags and heading to Dalian Nationalities University (DNU) to teach a condensed version of CIS3750 to their first- and second-year computer science students. This will be my fourth trip to DNU, but my first to occur in the fall semester. I’m naturally quite excited to experience the last weeks of summer and the first few weeks of winter in China.
Attention all first-year students. If you’ve got a drive to change the status quo, to improve life for those in our community and beyond, to solve broad social challenges that span multiple disciplines, or to build your communication, leadership, and teamwork skills, then join me on September 5 at 1:30pm for the special lecture Change Makers, Leaders, and Innovators – Oh My!
Today is September 1, 2018, otherwise known as the very first day of my very first sabbatical. To say that I’m excited would be an understatement.
I’m extremely excited to announce that my newest MSc student, Danielle St. Jean, has been awarded an OMAFRA HQP Scholarship. The scholarship is intended to support graduate students doing research in the agri-food domain.
Join us August 27th in MacKinnon 313 for the qualifying examination of PhD student, Jarrett Phillips. The public presentation of his PhD proposal will take place at 10:00 am, followed by the formal examination period.