Review of Undergraduate
Computer Science

Announcements

Feb. 4 2019
If you're looking for info on how to get started in undergrad CS research at U of T, check out the RUCS Undergraduate Research Guide!


Feb. 3 2019
TURCS and RUCS are jointly hosting a Speaker Series this year. Our first event is on Feb. 7th 4-6 PM in BA 7231.
To celebrate the creation of the new Undergrad HCI Club (UHCIC), the topic for this this week is Human-Computer Interaction. Our speaker is Daniel Wigdor.


Nov. 20 2018
Update: The Undergraduate Research Info Session has been moved to BA 3200.


Oct. 2018
RUCS is hosting its first-ever Undergraduate Research Info Session on Nov. 20th, 4:00-6:00pm, in BA 2270. This event is a great opportunity to mingle with faculty members and learn about how to get involved in undergraduate research in computer science. The event is free to attend and we'll be serving dinner!
Sign up here to reserve your spot.


The submission deadline has now officially passed. If you have submitted already, you can expect to hear back from us before November 5th. Please note that we may still be accepting submissions on a rolling basis until mid-November. So, if you have not submitted yet, please do so ASAP.


We are currently assembling a team for our 2018-2019 issue! Check out our open positionsopen positions.


Submissions for the 2018-2019 edition of the Review of Undergraduate Computer Science (RUCS) are now open! Check it out.


We will be hosting an undergraduate research conference jointly with TURCS (Toronto Undergraduate Research in Computer Science) on September 14th! More details can be found here: Facebook


About Us

RUCS, the Review of Undergraduate Computer Science, is the first publication from a top 20 university dedicated solely to undergraduate computer science. We are a non-archival open-access journal that features the best of undergraduate computer science research at the University of Toronto and other top universities. Founded in 2015 by Kawin Ethayarajh, RUCS alumni include graduate students at top schools and prominent tech companies.

We strive to make research more accessible and participatory. Our hope is that RUCS contributes to a positive and supportive environment for future computer science researchers.

  • Letter From the Editor

    Dear reader,

    The 2018-2019 academic year has come to a close and so has an exciting chapter in the history of RUCS. We've had the pleasure of working on several really exciting new initiatives. We created the Undergraduate Research Guide and organized several events, including the Undergrad Research Info Session, the UGSRP Social, and the CS Research-A-Thon.

    Although putting on events is not the primary mission of a publication, it was tremendously enjoyable and gave all of us a much-needed opportunity to get out of the house, interact with our peers, and have fun. Research is usually portrayed in books and movies as a solitary endeavour. However, in practice, it is often a deeply social activity, from the germination of new ideas, to the logisitics of disseminating findings and acquiring funding.

    However, the year was not all fun and games. Our community experienced a tragic loss of life. This event has served to highlight the immense pressure that undergraduate students experience, and the dire need for mental health awareness and treatment options on our campuses. In light of this event, I'd like to dedicate this issue to the students who are no longer with us.

    Thanks.

    Danya Lette
    2018-2019 Editor-in-Chief,
    RUCS

  • Our Team

    Danya Lette

    Editor-in-Chief

    Danya is a computer science specialist with an interest in theory. She has an eclectic background, and formerly completed a degree in philosophy at U of T. Danya spends her free time reading novels, eating popcorn, and thinking about thinking.

    John Chen

    Director of Communications

    John is a 4th year CS student at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. He is a big fan of undergrad research, and educational outreach in CS. He enjoys the twin branches of CS: the theory and the practice; the research conference and the hackathon; the NP reduction and the multithreading software engineering, and dichotomies in general. Outside of CS, his hobbies include chess, military history and board games.

    Charlie Chenyu Zhang

    Director of Operations

    Charlie is a recent CS grad at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. He enjoys undergrad research and educational outreach in CS. During his time at U of T, he worked on two research projects in the software engineering field. Outside of CS, his hobbies include entrepreneurship and movies.

    Emmy Liu

    Editor

    Emmy is a computer science specialist and cognitive science major at the University of Toronto. In her spare time, she enjoys reading philosophy, gaming, and going on long walks.

    Vannie Kopalakrishnan

    Editor

    Vannie Kopalakrishnan is a 3rd year student at the University of Toronto studying Computer Science and Economics. In her spare time she enjoys writing and exploring new places.

    Zakir Chaudry

    Events Coordinator

    Zakir is a 2nd year student at UofT, majoring in Computer Science. Outside of CS, he enjoys running and traveling.

    Stephen Zhao

    Team Member

    Stephen is a 3rd year computer science student at U of T. He is spending the summer exploring and assisting with machine learning research at the Vector Institute, and hopes to continue with AI research in future graduate studies. Stephen has a varied background: he has a finance degree, worked 3 years in capital markets, been a semi-professional gamer, and been an amateur game designer.

    Ida Liu

    Team Member

    Ida is a third year Math and Statistics student at the University of Toronto. She loves reading about AI algorithms and believes they bring the dry statistics she crammed alive. She has the strange belief that intellectual curiosities have their very own “wavelengths” and those that match up with her own tickles her fancy. She loves to eat and is always looking for people to buy food with her.

Call for Submissions

UPDATE: the submission deadline has now officially passed. If you have submitted already, you can expect to hear back from us before November 5th. Please note that we may still be accepting submissions on a rolling basis until mid-November. So, if you have not submitted yet, please do so ASAP.

Submissions for the 2018-2019 edition of the Review of Undergraduate Computer Science (RUCS) are now open! Read the submission information to learn everything you need to know about submitting to RUCS.

The deadline is October 5th, 2018. If you have any questions, don't hesistate to contact us at [email protected].

Open Positions

We are currently assembling a team for our 2018-2019 issue! We are looking for talented and passionate students to fill the following roles:

  • Editor (x3)
  • Writer (x2)
  • Graphic Designer/Web Designer (x1)
  • Web Developer (x2)
  • Graphic Artist/Illustrator (x2)
  • Coordinator (x1)

Read about more these positions here.

The application deadline is October 16th, 2018. If you have any questions, don't hesistate to contact us at [email protected].

Get Involved

If you want to get involved with RUCS, you might want to check out our open positionsopen positions. To become a member or a volunteer, sign up here. If you just want to get updates about what RUCS is up to, sign up to our mailing list:

Mailing List

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  • Announcements

    Announcements

    Feb. 4 2019
    If you're looking for info on how to get started in undergrad CS research at U of T, check out the RUCS Undergraduate Research Guide!


    Feb. 3 2019
    TURCS and RUCS are jointly hosting a Speaker Series this year. Our first event is on Feb. 7th 4-6 PM in BA 7231.
    To celebrate the creation of the new Undergrad HCI Club (UHCIC), the topic for this this week is Human-Computer Interaction. Our speaker is Daniel Wigdor.


    Nov. 20 2018
    Update: The Undergraduate Research Info Session has been moved to BA 3200.


    Oct. 2018
    RUCS is hosting its first-ever Undergraduate Research Info Session on Nov. 20th, 4:00-6:00pm, in BA 2270. This event is a great opportunity to mingle with faculty members and learn about how to get involved in undergraduate research in computer science. The event is free to attend and we'll be serving dinner!
    Sign up here to reserve your spot.


    The submission deadline has now officially passed. If you have submitted already, you can expect to hear back from us before November 5th. Please note that we may still be accepting submissions on a rolling basis until mid-November. So, if you have not submitted yet, please do so ASAP.


    We are currently assembling a team for our 2018-2019 issue! Check out our open positionsopen positions.


    Submissions for the 2018-2019 edition of the Review of Undergraduate Computer Science (RUCS) are now open! Check it out.


    We will be hosting an undergraduate research conference jointly with TURCS (Toronto Undergraduate Research in Computer Science) on September 14th! More details can be found here: Facebook


  • About Us

    About Us

    RUCS, the Review of Undergraduate Computer Science, is the first publication from a top 20 university dedicated solely to undergraduate computer science. We are a non-archival open-access journal that features the best of undergraduate computer science research at the University of Toronto and other top universities. Founded in 2015 by Kawin Ethayarajh, RUCS alumni include graduate students at top schools and prominent tech companies.

    We strive to make research more accessible and participatory. Our hope is that RUCS contributes to a positive and supportive environment for future computer science researchers.

  • Current Issue
    • Letter From the Editor

      Dear reader,

      The 2018-2019 academic year has come to a close and so has an exciting chapter in the history of RUCS. We've had the pleasure of working on several really exciting new initiatives. We created the Undergraduate Research Guide and organized several events, including the Undergrad Research Info Session, the UGSRP Social, and the CS Research-A-Thon.

      Although putting on events is not the primary mission of a publication, it was tremendously enjoyable and gave all of us a much-needed opportunity to get out of the house, interact with our peers, and have fun. Research is usually portrayed in books and movies as a solitary endeavour. However, in practice, it is often a deeply social activity, from the germination of new ideas, to the logisitics of disseminating findings and acquiring funding.

      However, the year was not all fun and games. Our community experienced a tragic loss of life. This event has served to highlight the immense pressure that undergraduate students experience, and the dire need for mental health awareness and treatment options on our campuses. In light of this event, I'd like to dedicate this issue to the students who are no longer with us.

      Thanks.

      Danya Lette
      2018-2019 Editor-in-Chief,
      RUCS

    • Our Team

      Danya Lette

      Editor-in-Chief

      Danya is a computer science specialist with an interest in theory. She has an eclectic background, and formerly completed a degree in philosophy at U of T. Danya spends her free time reading novels, eating popcorn, and thinking about thinking.

      John Chen

      Director of Communications

      John is a 4th year CS student at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. He is a big fan of undergrad research, and educational outreach in CS. He enjoys the twin branches of CS: the theory and the practice; the research conference and the hackathon; the NP reduction and the multithreading software engineering, and dichotomies in general. Outside of CS, his hobbies include chess, military history and board games.

      Charlie Chenyu Zhang

      Director of Operations

      Charlie is a recent CS grad at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. He enjoys undergrad research and educational outreach in CS. During his time at U of T, he worked on two research projects in the software engineering field. Outside of CS, his hobbies include entrepreneurship and movies.

      Emmy Liu

      Editor

      Emmy is a computer science specialist and cognitive science major at the University of Toronto. In her spare time, she enjoys reading philosophy, gaming, and going on long walks.

      Vannie Kopalakrishnan

      Editor

      Vannie Kopalakrishnan is a 3rd year student at the University of Toronto studying Computer Science and Economics. In her spare time she enjoys writing and exploring new places.

      Zakir Chaudry

      Events Coordinator

      Zakir is a 2nd year student at UofT, majoring in Computer Science. Outside of CS, he enjoys running and traveling.

      Stephen Zhao

      Team Member

      Stephen is a 3rd year computer science student at U of T. He is spending the summer exploring and assisting with machine learning research at the Vector Institute, and hopes to continue with AI research in future graduate studies. Stephen has a varied background: he has a finance degree, worked 3 years in capital markets, been a semi-professional gamer, and been an amateur game designer.

      Ida Liu

      Team Member

      Ida is a third year Math and Statistics student at the University of Toronto. She loves reading about AI algorithms and believes they bring the dry statistics she crammed alive. She has the strange belief that intellectual curiosities have their very own “wavelengths” and those that match up with her own tickles her fancy. She loves to eat and is always looking for people to buy food with her.

  • Archive
  • Submit to RUCS

    Call for Submissions

    UPDATE: the submission deadline has now officially passed. If you have submitted already, you can expect to hear back from us before November 5th. Please note that we may still be accepting submissions on a rolling basis until mid-November. So, if you have not submitted yet, please do so ASAP.

    Submissions for the 2018-2019 edition of the Review of Undergraduate Computer Science (RUCS) are now open! Read the submission information to learn everything you need to know about submitting to RUCS.

    The deadline is October 5th, 2018. If you have any questions, don't hesistate to contact us at [email protected].

  • Open Positions

    Open Positions

    We are currently assembling a team for our 2018-2019 issue! We are looking for talented and passionate students to fill the following roles:

    • Editor (x3)
    • Writer (x2)
    • Graphic Designer/Web Designer (x1)
    • Web Developer (x2)
    • Graphic Artist/Illustrator (x2)
    • Coordinator (x1)

    Read about more these positions here.

    The application deadline is October 16th, 2018. If you have any questions, don't hesistate to contact us at [email protected].

  • Get Involved

    Get Involved

    If you want to get involved with RUCS, you might want to check out our open positionsopen positions. To become a member or a volunteer, sign up here. If you just want to get updates about what RUCS is up to, sign up to our mailing list:

    Mailing List

    Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates about RUCS.

    * indicates required