Computer scientist and mathematician Kevin Leyton-Brown has been awarded UBC’s Charles A McDowell award, which recognizes the University’s best young scientists.
Leyton-Brown is an expert in artificial intelligence, auction theory, electronic commerce, game theory and multi-agent systems. He has also spearheaded the design of a highly successful online course on game theory.
Fellow UBC computer scientist Joanna McGrenere was also recognized with a faculty research award today, earning a UBC Killam Research Fellowship in the junior category. Her research focuses on HCI and personalized computer interfaces.
Mark Van Raamsdonk, who studies elementary particle physics, classical and quantum gravity and cosmology, took home the same award in the senior category.
UBC zoologist Mary O'Connor was awarded a Killam Research Prize in the junior category. O’Connor studies the influence of environmental temperature on the dynamics of ecological communities.