Open internship position: Data mining applied to video game logs (LIF18-A3)

The Formal Computer Science Laboratory solicits high quality applications for a project to be carried out as part of the 8INF859 (Internship) or 8INF860 (Essay) courses of the Master’s degree in Computer Science, Professional Profile.

As part of a collaboration with Ubisoft Saguenay, the project consists of developing and using data mining algorithms applied to the execution logs from various sources.

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Mohamed Racem Boussaha earns his Master’s Degree

Mohamed Racem Boussaha, an M.Sc. student under the supervision of Prs. Raphaël Khoury and Sylvain Hallé, has successfully completed the final version of his Master’s thesis. Mohamed’s project involved the enforcement of security policies in Java programs using Complex Event Processing (CEP). Concretely, his work was to express various constraints on the execution of a program in order to prevent the insertion of malicious code;

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Éric Laberge completes his Master’s Degree

Éric Laberge, an M.Sc. student under the supervisions of professors Sylvain Hallé and Raphaël Khoury, has successfully completed his Master’s degree in October 2018. His thesis, which lies halfway between theory and practice, had the goal of providing a mathematical definition of a video game, and then to use symbolic execution techniques to try to “solve”

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New research paper on the use of BeepBeep for data mining

A paper describing an extension to the BeepBeep event stream processing engine has been accepted for publication at the 22nd International IEEE EDOC Conference, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from October 16th to October 19th, 2018. The paper is co-authored by LIF Ph.D. student Massiva Roudjane,

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Chafik Meniar earns his Master’s Degree

Chafik Meniar, an M.Sc. student under the supervision of Pr. Sylvain Hallé, has submitted the final version of his Master’s thesis last August. Chafik’s project involved the development of an extension to Cornipickle, a system developed at LIF and which allows the detection of various kinds of bugs in the graphical interface of web sites.

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Jérémy Spieldenner completes an intervention project

Jérémy Spieldenner, a master’s student under the supervision of Pr. Sylvain Hallé, has just completed a six-month intervention project at Eckinox Media.

This activity aims at allowing a student to integrate the knowledge acquired in the courses of the program with the realization of a development project inside a company.

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Oussama Beroual completes his PhD

Oussama Beroual, a PhD under the supervision of Pr. Sylvain Hallé, has successfully defended his thesis on May 25th, 2018.

His thesis, entitled Automated Detection and Repair of User Interface Bugs in Web Applications, proposed new techniques to fix bugs present in web applications.

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Tom Canac earns his Master’s Degree

Tom Canac, an M.Sc. student under the supervision of Pr. Sylvain Hallé, has submitted the final version of his Master’s thesis in July 2018. Tom’s project involved the development of a modular and integrated testing suite for web applications, called CowTest. This library allows a web site developer to integrate and interact with different existing testing systems inside a single interface;

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Cornipickle presented at WAQ 2018

The largest French-speaking digital event in North America – Web à Québec – was presented from April 10 to 12 in Quebec City, Canada. Some 1,500 participants gathered at this 8th edition, where the head of UQAC’s formal computer lab (LIF), Sylvain Hallé, also took part as a speaker.

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Quentin Betti earns an FRQNT scholarship

The Fonds de recherche Québec — Nature et Technologies (FRQNT) has awarded a scholarship to Quentin Betti, currently a PhD student at LIF. This scholarship, from the International Internships Program, will allow Quentin to spend six months at the Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervision of Pr.

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