Margo Seltzer Pronouns: she, her Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems Cheriton Family Chair in Computer Science UBC Computer Science
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Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
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  • I am currently a co-Head for computer science. As such, my schedule is a bit of a nightmare. If you want to schedule an appointment with me, please send mail to and indicate the purpose of the meeting.
  • I am grateful to my colleagues who nominated me for the 2023 ACM Athena Lecturer Award. I gave my Athena Lecture at SOSP this past November. Here is the lovely video they did for the banquet.
  • I am humbled and honored to have received a Killam Teaching Prize for the academic year 2022-2023.

Upcoming Travel

  • April 14-19, 2024: Dagstuhl Seminar on Hardware Support for Cloud Database Systems in the Post-Moore’s Law Era
  • June 3-4, 2024: University of Pennsylvania Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition Works-in-Progress Round Table on Law and Computer Science
  • July 28-August 2, 2024: Dagstuhl Seminar on Resource Efficient ML

Interested in Applying?

I am not currently looking for new students. I am, however, looking for Postdoctoral Researchers. If you have recently completed your Ph.D. or are completing one in the next six months, please read this before sending me email.

If you are interested in UBC systems, I recommend checking out the other faculty in Systopia.

Looking for a Letter of Recommendation?

Please read this before sending me email.