MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

Andrew Jirasek Headshot Photo

We welcome you to the department of computer science, mathematics, physics, and statistics. Our department encompasses a research-intensive collaborative environment where faculty members work with the university, governmental, industry, and non-profit organizations to tackle the most pressing scientific questions facing our local and global community.

Our mission as a department is to provide exceptional educational leadership in teaching our next generation of students and undertake cutting-edge research with like-minded partners to push forward scientific and societal progress that is locally relevant and globally impactful. Our students, administrative staff, and faculty members form the core mandate of this mission.

We invite you to explore our department and hope you consider joining us on our beautiful campus. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Andrew Jirasek
Department Head (PRO TEM), Professor

DEPARTMENT AT A GLANCE

722

Current Students

59

Faculty Members

$ 8.3 M

In Research Funding (since 2005/06)

268

Funded Projects (since 2005/06)

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

UBC Okanagan offers a world-class, globally recognized degree at a smaller and more intimate campus.

Students can generally expect smaller class sizes and greater access to their professors, while gaining the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and projects.

Our department explores diverse topics and offers unique synergies between fields. From artificial intelligence and optimization to radiation oncology physics and computational statistics, we’re discovering exciting new knowledge right here in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan valley.

FACULTY AWARDS

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics Awards since 2015

Ramon Edward Lawrence

  • Killam Teaching Prize, 2020.

Yves Lucet

  • EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2019, 3,000 euros.

Apurva Narayan

  • The Systems  Society of India Raj Kumar Varshney, 2019.
  • The Systems  Society of  India  Young  Scientist  Award  (under age of  40), 2017.

Heinz Bauschke

  • Best Paper Award for Journal of Global Optimization, 2017.

Eric Foxall

  • CAIMS Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2016.

Warren Hare

  • Winner for EURO Excellence in Practice Award, 2019 (joint with Dr Lucet).

Shawn Wang

  • Canadian Society of Information Theory (CSIT) Best Paper Award, 2018.

Andrew Jirasek

  • Sylvia Fedoruck Prize for top paper in Medical Physics in Canada, 2016.

Jeff Andrews

  • Chikio Hayashi Award for Young Researchers, the International Federation of Classification, 2017.

Jason Loeppky

  • Distinguished Service Award. Statistical Society of Canada, 2021.

Jake Bobowski

  • UBC International  Program for the Scholarship of  Educational Leadership  (SoEL), UBC Provost’s Office, covered the cost of the program, 2019.

Reza Khanbabaie

  • “Excellence in Teaching Award”, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran, 2018.

Abdalah Mohamed

  • The Provost’s Teaching Honour Roll, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2017/2018.

Irene Vrbik

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, the Classification Society, 2015.

John Braun

  • Award for Impact of Applied and Collaborative Work. Statistical Society of Canada, 2020.