SFU's Computing Science Student Society

Please feel free to contact us anytime.

Note: If you wish to contact an Officer directly, see their addresses as listed below.

The CSSS is run by students who are chosen every year in a Department-wide election. They ensure the business of the Society runs smoothly, and are always available to help any fellow student in need. Any CS student can run for these positions. Every station, save Exec-at-Large, serves for an entire year.
Responsibilities for each Role can be found in the CSSS Constitution under section 4.1

Officers for Fall 2020 Term


President - Vijender [VJ] Bakhshi

Start Date - 01 May 2020

Favourite Courses - CMPT 383 | CMPT 431

Languages of Choice - C++ | Lisp

Contact - csss-president@sfu.ca

Bio -

Hailing to us from the far and dangerous lands known as Surrey VJ is a Nth year Computing Science student. He can be most often seen sitting in the common room on his laptop doing something from wee hours of 7am. He is passionate about his love of C++ and hate of Javascript. He spends most of his time playing video games and procrastinating his assignments.

Vice-President - Sarbjot Mann

Start Date - 01 May 2020

Favourite Courses - CMPT276 | CMPT320

Languages of Choice - Python | Java

Contact - csss-vp@sfu.ca

Bio -

Sarbjot is a fourth year Computing Science student. He is one of the rare few who likes Math and MACM courses, so be careful when asking him what courses you should take. Asides from loving Math, Sarbjot is a Calgary Flames fan, and enjoys chirping Argus and his Vancouver Canucks who aren't as good as he claims.


Treasurer - Mitchell Gale

Start Date - 01 May 2020

Favourite Courses - CMPT 295 | CMPT 365

Languages of Choice - C | Python

Contact - csss-treasurer@sfu.ca

Bio -

Mitchell is a Computing Science major and doesn't like online courses. He used to commute from Langley and loves talking about transit. He can maybe offer help for classes he has already taken, however there is a very good chance he has forgotten everything related to math.


Director of Resources - Truman Bui

Start Date - 01 May 2020

Favourite Courses - MACM 150 | MATH240

Languages of Choice - C++ | C

Contact - csss-dor@sfu.ca

Bio -

"He is legally married to the Coca Cola(TM) machine, so we elected him as Director of Resources. The man with no volume control, claims that he's a ""third year student, transfering to a MACM Major"", but no one questions it, because he's happy to help everyone out."

Director of Events - John Wu

Start Date - 01 May 2020

Favourite Courses - MACM101 | CMPT295

Languages of Choice - Java | C++

Contact - csss-doe@sfu.ca

Bio -

> John was in his 5th year at SFU
> He loved the CSSS so much. He had went to all their board game nights.
> He would pray to the CSSS every night before bed, thanking them for the life he has been given.
> "CSSS is love", he would say; "CSSS is life".

Assistant Director of Events - Shiva Sanei

Start Date - 01 May 2020

Favourite Courses - CMPT 371 | MATH 232

Languages of Choice - Java | HTML

Contact - csss-doe@sfu.ca

Bio -

Shiva is a fourth year Computing Science student who likes to steal your belongings and predict futures. She is also one of those crazy people who enjoyed MATH 232. She has a 24/7 personal driver so if you need a ride, be nice to her.

Director of Communications - Argus Li

Start Date - 01 May 2020

Favourite Courses - CMPT 276 | CMPT 371

Languages of Choice - Python | C++

Contact - csss-doc@sfu.ca

Bio -

Argus CK Li is a fourth year Computing Science Student studying at Simon Fraser University. A passionate believer in Virtual Reality, he hopes to land a job developing software for cutting edge Augmented and Virtual Reality devices. A talented linguist, Argus speaks four languages (English, Cantonese, Mandarin and French) and is looking to learn Russian. Aside from his academic pursuits, Argus is an avid Canucks fan and is known to chirp Flames and Oilers fans relentlessly and is happy that the Canucks are finally good again.

Director of Archives - Dusan Kovacevic

Start Date - 01 May 2020

Favourite Courses - MATH 461 | CMPT 464

Languages of Choice - C++ | Matlab

Contact - csss-doa@sfu.ca

Bio -

Langley local, Dusan is a fourth-year computer science major. Always friendly and welcoming, don’t be afraid to come say hello or ask any questions!

Executive at Large 1 - Adrienne Kwan

Start Date - 17 Sep 2020

Favourite Courses - CMPT 125 | MACM 201

Languages of Choice - C++ | C

Contact - csss-eal@sfu.ca

Bio -

Adrienne is your friendly neighbourhood weeb! Her role model is Thorkell the Tall from Vinland Saga and although she will never be as tall as him, she is pretty reliable and passionate about life. Actually, a certain manga made her decide to transfer to CMPT; if you can guess what it is, perhaps she'll give you a kirbydab.

Executive at Large 2 - Liam Wilson

Start Date - 17 Sep 2020

Favourite Courses - CMPT 125/127 | CMPT 295

Languages of Choice - C# | C#

Contact - csss-eal@sfu.ca

Bio -

Legend has it that Liam first appeared in the unholy halls of SFU in the distant year of 2015. Now, against all odds, he has somehow managed to battle his way through the endless bureaucracy and anxiety of university life to reach his final semester. 

After surviving past terms with the CSSS as First Year Rep and Exec At Large, he now inexplicably finds himself serving as a CSSS Exec once again, only proving that he is a glutton for punishment.

He is often found in his natural habitat, the Discord, where he is always willing to help answer your questions, argue with you about politics, or talk endlessly about pop-punk music. However, do not approach if you see him in real life, for he fears human contact and will endlessly fight you on why C# is objectively the best programming language.


First Year Representative 1 - Brianna Espena

Start Date - 08 Oct 2020

Favourite Courses - CMPT 120 | MACM 101

Languages of Choice - HTML | Python

Contact - csss-fyr@sfu.ca

Bio -

Brianna is a computing science major that has failed at every single video game she has tried except for Mario Party 8. She enjoys baking cookies, and watching emotional nature docs. You can often find her driving a bright blue car blasting Flo Milli, and going 50 in an 80 zone.


First Year Representative 2 - Johnson Luong

Start Date - 08 Oct 2020

Favourite Courses - CMPT 120 | MACM 101

Languages of Choice - Python | C++

Contact - csss-fyr@sfu.ca

Bio -

Your friendly neighborhood smol boi reporting for duty! Hailing from the depths of East Vancouver (abandon hope all ye who enter here), Johnson is always out and about (in his room that is). When not overdosing on coffee or weebing out, you can find Johnson waging a total war against the onslaught of ants that have invaded his home. That being said, he is always willing to lend a helping hand or will gladly be confused with you — mostly the latter. 


SFSS Council Representative - Ryan Vansickle

Start Date - 01 May 2020

Favourite Courses - ONC 548 | SPAN 306

Languages of Choice - COBOL | Fortran

Contact - csss-councilrep@sfu.ca

Bio -

Ryan is almost entirely sure he used to live in Toronto. He has abandoned haircuts and good taste in music in the hope that he will one day attain enlightenment. There has never been a human being less suited to computer science, but he's totally doing his best. Has been hungry since 2008, and is full of useless knowledge, all of which is fair-trade and gluten-free. Available in Rose Gold, Zesty Lemon Spice, and Perpetual Disappointment.

Systems Administrator - Jace Manshadi

Start Date - 09 Jun 2017

Favourite Courses - CMPT 433 | CMPT 471

Languages of Choice - C++ | Assembly

Contact - csss-sysadmin@sfu.ca

Bio -

battling with Jenkins