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. 


Socially Conscious Computer Science

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.

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The 2018 g0v Zero Summit

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.

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Special Lecture Series – Change Makers, Leaders, and Innovators – Oh My!

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!

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Qualifying Exam Presentation – Jarrett Phillips

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.

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