The symposium was organized by DCS graduate students with the goals of:
- presenting cutting-edge research from DCS
- fostering interaction and collaboration across all research areas of computer science and to stimulate interdisciplinary research with other departments at the University of Toronto
The event was held on May 19-20, 2010 at Knox College on the UofT campus. The keynote speakers included: Michiel van de Panne (University of British Columbia), Chul Lee (Thoora.com), and Stefan Saroiu (Microsoft Research).
As part of the symposium, an award was given for the best presentation.The winner of the best presentation award was Derek Nowrouzezahrai for his presentation on "Rendering: an Artist's Nightmare (and a Researcher's Dream)." Derek did an outstanding job in presenting the "big picture research challenges" in rendering, the different solution approaches to the problem, and the importance of the problem for real-world applications. Congratulations Derek! The runner-ups for the award were, Marcus Brubaker and Nikos Sarkas, for their outstanding presentations on "Physics Based Human Motion Understanding" and "Querying, Exploring and Mining Rich Textual Data."
Congratulations to the graduate student committee: Hanieh Bastan, Clement Chung, Patrick Coleman, Torsten Hahmann, Shahan Khatchadourian, Christian Muise, Gerald Quon, Shirin Sohrabi, and Lee Zamparo, for organizing such a terrific event.
The symposium received generous financial support from Autodesk.
More information about the Symposium can be found at: http://www.cs.utoronto.ca/tic2010/.