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Although the University of Waterloo is closed for in-person events until further notice, many virtual events and presentations of interest to computer scientists are taking place each week at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Please check out what our students and faculty are doing.

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May 2020

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Friday, May 1, 2020 — 9:30 AM EDT

Please note: This PhD defence will be given online.

Mina Farid, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Friday, May 1, 2020 — 1:30 PM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Alexandre Parmentier, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

This thesis presents two works with the shared goal of improving the capacity of multiagent trust modeling to be applied to social networks. 

Friday, May 1, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Lakshmanan Arumugam, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Gaurav Gupta, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Michael Honke, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 1:30 PM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Owen Merkel, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Thursday, May 7, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Aseem Baranwal, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Friday, May 8, 2020 — 4:00 PM EDT

Please note: The master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Mark Iwanchyshyn, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 — 1:00 PM EDT

Please note: This PhD defence will be given online.

Mirmojtaba Gharibi, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will soon be integrated in the airspace and start serving us in various capacities such as package delivery, surveillance, search and rescue missions, inspection of infrastructure, precision agriculture, and cinematography.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 3:30 PM EDT

Please note: Given the COVID-19 situation, this distinguished lecture may be postponed.

Oren Etzioni
Chief Executive Officer, Allen Institute for AI
Professor of Computer Science, University of Washington

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 — 11:30 AM EDT

Please note: This PhD defence will be given online.

Milad Ghaznavi, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Omar Farhat, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — 4:00 PM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online

Shubhankar Mohapatra, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Friday, May 22, 2020 — 12:30 PM EDT

Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.

Ryan Goldade, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

Please note: This master’s thesis presentation will be given online.

Nalin De Zoysa, Master’s candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

GitHub is a collaborative platform that is used primarily for the development of software. In order to gain more insight into how teams work on GitHub, we wish to analyze the sentiment content available via communication on the platform.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 — 10:30 AM EDT

Please note: This seminar will be given online.

Anamay Tengse
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)

Friday, May 29, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT

Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online

Ershad Banijamali, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

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