Fall 2017

Review of Undergraduate
Computer Science

EDIT: Please reread. Dates Revised Sept. 28th

Welcome to the 2017 edition of RUCS. We are now accepting extended abstracts for submission! The deadline for submission has been extended to October 15th for regular consideration. There are four possible decisions for your abstract:

  1. Accept
  2. Minor Revision
  3. Major Revision
  4. Reject
Full instructions on submissions (including a .tex template) can be found in this document

Special note: starting this year, we will be recognizing the best abstracts in each category with honorary titles and awards! There will also be extra special mentions for the top three abstracts overall as well as one for best use of infographics.

Addendum: also, we will be offering assistance with creation of infographics. Please indicate interest when submitting.

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

Sincerely,
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

Editor-in-Chief

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

Editor

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

Editor

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

Editor

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.

Tyler Pham

Webmaster

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.

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.

  • Announcements

    EDIT: Please reread. Dates Revised Sept. 28th

    Welcome to the 2017 edition of RUCS. We are now accepting extended abstracts for submission! The deadline for submission has been extended to October 15th for regular consideration. There are four possible decisions for your abstract:

    1. Accept
    2. Minor Revision
    3. Major Revision
    4. Reject
    Full instructions on submissions (including a .tex template) can be found in this document

    Special note: starting this year, we will be recognizing the best abstracts in each category with honorary titles and awards! There will also be extra special mentions for the top three abstracts overall as well as one for best use of infographics.

    Addendum: also, we will be offering assistance with creation of infographics. Please indicate interest when submitting.

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

    Sincerely,
    the RUCS 2017 Team

  • About Us

    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:

  • Our Team

    Meet the RUCS team

    John Chen

    Editor-in-Chief

    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

    Editor

    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

    Editor

    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

    Editor

    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.

    Tyler Pham

    Webmaster

    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.

    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.