Fall 2017

Review of Undergraduate
Computer Science

Welcome to the 2017 edition of RUCS. We are now well into our review and editing stage! Please check your e-mail soon for results and follow-up!

As always if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at rucs@cs.toronto.edu!

the RUCS 2017 Team

RUCS, the Review of Undergraduate Science, is the first publication, from a top 20 university, dedicated solely to undergraduate computer science. We are an open-access journal that features the best of undergraduate computer science research at U of T and other top universities. Founded in 2015 by Kawin Ethayarajh, RUCS alumni include graduate students at top schools and Googlers.

We strive to make research more accessible and participatory, especially to undergrads. Our hope is that RUCS fosters a positive and supportive environment to foster curiosity for the next-generation of curious computer science researchers. View our past issues here:

Meet the RUCS team

John Chen


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.

Farhan Samir


Samir is in his fourth year at the University of Toronto, majoring in Computer Science and English. He enjoys good grammar and listening to Kanye West.

Nana Nasirova


Nana is a third-year computer science student at the University of Toronto, focusing in AI. In her spare time, Nana enjoys reading French literature and playing the piano.

Osama Kawish


Osama is a Math Specialist Bachelor's degree graduate from the University of Toronto. He enjoys writing, programming, mathematics, and thinking creatively to develop new and useful ideas. He also enjoy meeting new people to form friendships.

Danya Lette


Danya is a computer science specialist with an interest in AI and 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.

Lynn Liu

Graphic Artist

Lynn is a third year student pursuing a double major in Computer Science and European Studies, and a minor in Russian. She hopes to learn many more languages - both computer and human ones - in the future.

Tyler Pham


Tyler is a 4th year student at UofT, specializing in computer science. He loves to stay active; whether it be in the gym, on the water paddling, or taking a hike to who knows where.