Posted on 2019-03-26 in Science & Technology
By Shannon Boklaschuk
A University of Saskatchewan (USask) professor is one of three Canadian computer scientists
Earlier this month, Dr. Chanchal Roy (
CS-Can/Info-Can is a national, non-profit society dedicated to representing all aspects of computer science and the interests of the discipline across Canada. According to the organization, the Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Awards recognize excellence in research and are given to top young faculty members in Canadian computer science departments, faculties
Roy was thrilled to be
“This is very, very competitive,” he said, noting Canada is home to many excellent computer scientists.
Roy is considered to be a world leader in the field of software clone detection and management. Software clones—duplicated fragments of code that can make up a large portion of a software system—are an important issue in modern software because they can lead to increased errors and maintenance costs.
Roy, who is originally from Bangladesh, earned a master’s degree in Germany before receiving his
In 2018, Roy was the recipient of two “most influential paper” awards from major conferences—a rare achievement for an early-career researcher. Additionally, he has significant Big Data-focused roles on two major research projects funded by Canada First Research Excellence Fund grants—one with Global Water Futures and another with the Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre.
Roy previously received recognition from the College of Arts and Science for his excellence in research; in 2018, he was
Roy has written more than 150 publications, which have been cited more than 4,400 times. To date, he has been awarded more than $1 million in research funding. One of the endorsers of Roy's nomination for the CS-Can/Info Can award noted that Roy is "a young Canadian star" and estimated Roy is “easily in the top five