Sancho McCann

Law, tech, writing, art.

I am in my sec­ond year at UBC’s Allard School of Law (class of 2021). I want use law to help give the weak­est of us a voice, in the le­gal sys­tem and in so­ci­ety in gen­er­al. This in­cludes civ­il lib­er­ties, hu­man rights, and de­mo­c­ra­t­ic rights. I want to help with pub­lic le­gal ed­u­ca­tion and ac­cess-to-jus­tice ini­tia­tives, to give more of us more confidence in the out­comes of the le­gal sys­tem and oth­er gov­ern­ment de­ci­sion-mak­ing process­es. I’m also in­ter­est­ed in the many over­laps of law and tech­nol­o­gy.

I am on the Gale Moot team and am the Associate Editor at the Canadian Journal of Family Law.

I’m trained as a com­put­er sci­en­tist. In that field, I’ve fo­cused on vi­su­al ob­ject recog­ni­tion, ma­chine learn­ing, and ap­pli­ca­tions of deep neur­al net­works.

Formerly: data sci­en­tist at Kobo, head of R&D at Shelfie, com­mu­ni­ca­tions-and-de­vel­op­ment vol­un­teer at the BC Civil Liberties Association, flight in­struc­tor, Canadian Forces officer (Cadet Instructor Cadre), 2× Google in­tern (Maps, Research/You­Tube).

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Selected publications

Sancho Mc­Cann, “Finding Harmony: Law Society of British Columbia v Trinity Western University”, Case Comment, (2019) 28 Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies 95.

Sancho Mc­Cann, Object classification and lo­cal­iza­tion us­ing spa­tial­ly-lo­cal­ized fea­tures (PhD Dissertation, University of British Columbia, 2014) [un­pub­lished].

Sancho Mc­Cann & David G Lowe, “Spatially-lo­cal cod­ing for ob­ject recog­ni­tion” in 11th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (Springer, 2012) 204.

Sancho Mc­Cann & David G Lowe, “Local naive Bayes near­est neigh­bor for im­age classification” in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (IEEE, 2012) 3650.

Sancho Mc­Cann, “Atmospheric Sounding Visualization” (course re­port, Information Visualization, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, 2006) [un­pub­lished].

A more com­plete list is at my Google Scholar profile.