Dr Paul Vrbik

Senior Lecturer

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology



  • Doctor of Philosophy of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario
  • Masters (Research) of Mathematics and Computer Science, Simon Fraser University
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Mathematics, McMaster University


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Liut, Michael, Ly, Anna, Xu, Jessica Jia-Ni, Banson, Justice, Vrbik, Paul and Hardin, Caroline D. (2024). "I Didn't Know": Examining Student Understanding of Academic Dishonesty in Computer Science. 55th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Portland or, Mar 20-23, 2024. New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi: 10.1145/3626252.3630753

  • Valentine, Andrew, Vrbik, Paul and Thomas, Richard (2022). A systematic review of paper-based versus computer-based testing in engineering and computing education. 2022 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), Tunis, Tunisia, 28-31 March 2022. New York, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/EDUCON52537.2022.9766469

  • Banson, Justice, Cowan, Indie, Hardin, Caroline, Liut, Michael and Vrbik, Paul (2022). Perceptions of computing students on academic dishonesty. International Society for Technology in Education 2022, New Orleans, LA, United States, 26 - 29 June 2022. Washington, DC, United States: International Society for Technology in Education.

  • Skerritt, Matthew P. and Vrbik, Paul (2020). Extending the PSLQ algorithm to algebraic integer relations. Jonathan Borwein Commemorative Conference, JBCC 2017, Newcastle, Australia, 25-29 September, 2017. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-36568-4_26

  • Angus, Daniel, Yu, Yeyang, Vrbik, Paul, Back, Andrew and Wiles, Janet (2018). PauseCode: Computational conversation timing analysis. 4th Workshop on Multimodal Analyses Enabling Artificial Agents in Human-Machine Interaction, MA3HMI 2018 - In conjunction with ICMI 2018, Boulder, CO, United States, October 16, 2018. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3279972.3279975

  • Alvandi, Parisa, Maza, Marc Moreno, Schost, Eric and Vrbik, Paul (2015). A standard basis free algorithm for computing the tangent cones of a space curve. 17th International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing (CASC), Aachen, Germany, 14-18 September, 2015. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-24021-3_4

  • Alvandi, Parisa, Chen, Changbo, Marcus, Steffen, Maza, Marc Moreno, Schost, Éric and Vrbik, Paul (2014). Doing algebraic geometry with the RegularChains library. 4th International Congress on Mathematical Software, ICMS 2014, Seoul, South Korea, 5-9 August, 2014. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44199-2_71

  • Maza, Marc Moreno, Schost, Eric and Vrbik, Paul (2012). Inversion modulo zero-dimensional regular chains. 14th International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing (CASC), Maribor, Slovenia, 3-6 September, 2012. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

  • Marcus, Steffen, Maza, Marc Moreno and Vrbik, Paul (2012). On Fulton's algorithm for computing intersection multiplicities. 14th International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing (CASC), Maribor, Slovenia, 3-6 September, 2012. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

  • Monagan, Michael and Vrbik, Paul (2009). Lazy and forgetful polynomial arithmetic and applications. 11th International Workshop on Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing, Kobe, Japan, 13-17 September, 2009. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

  • Coles, Braden, Vrbik, Paul, Giacometti, Robert D. and Rothstein, Stuart M. (2008). Gamma distribution model to provide a direct assessment of the overall quality of quantum Monte Carlo-generated electron distributions. Conference in Honor of Professor William A Lester on his 70th Birthday, Berkeley, CA, United States, March, 2007. Washington, DC United States: American Chemical Society. doi: 10.1021/jp075790e