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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — 4:15 PM to Thursday, June 13, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT

Please join us for two days of celebrations, presentations and awards.

2019 Computer Science Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 • 4:15 p.m. • DC Fishbowl

Join Mark Giesbrecht, Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science, as he recognizes the many achievements and awards conferred to our faculty members and students. The ceremony will begin right after the School of Computer Science’s council meeting.

View a sampling of photos from last year’s Computer Science Awards Ceremony.


Recognizing Excellence Summit

image depicting recognition of excellence

Please note: The Recognizing Excellence Summit is a free event and open to all, but registration is required.

2019 Wes Graham Research Symposium

Thursday, June 13, 2019 • 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Time Speakers Location
8:00 a.m. Morning Refreshments DC 1302
8:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Mark Giesbrecht, Professor and Director, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
DC 1302
8:30 a.m. Emotional Identity in Assistive Technology for Aging
Jesse Hoey, Inaugural Graham Research Fellow, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
DC 1302
8:50 a.m. Improving Perceived Humanness of Virtual Agents Through Emotions
Moojan Ghafurian, ​Inaugural Graham Postdoctoral Fellow, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
DC 1302
9:20 a.m.                    Early Detection of Cancer (Multiple Myeloma) Relapse from Blood with Mass Spectrometry and Computation
Bin Ma, Inaugural Graham Research Fellow, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
DC 1302

Turing Symposium & Celebrating Women in Computer Science

Thursday, June 13, 2019 • 9:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Time Speakers Location
9:55 a.m. Break DC 1302                     
10:10 a.m.                      Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Stephen M. Watt, Dean, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo                                                                            

DC 1302

10:15 a.m.

Introduction of Barbara Liskov
Tamer Özsu, University Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Multicore Programming
Barbara Liskov, ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureate

DC 1302
11:00 a.m.

Introduction of Shafi Goldwasser
Shai Ben-David, Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Cryptography for Safe Machine Learning
Shafi Goldwasser, ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureate

DC 1302
11:45 a.m.                        

Celebrating Women in Computer Science

Moderator: Maura Grossman, Director of Women in Computer Science, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

Panelists: Barbara Liskov and Shafi Goldwasser, ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureates

DC 1302

12:30 p.m. Symposium Luncheon
Lunch vouchers will be available 

DC 1301
(Fishbowl)

Recognizing Excellence Series

Thursday, June 13, 2019 • 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Time  Speakers Location
2:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Stephen M. Watt, Dean, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo
DC 1302                     
2:10 p.m. The Accidental Entrepreneurd: A Pocket MBA in 30 Minutes or Less
Eldon Sprickerhoff, 2019 J. W. Graham Medal Recipient Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, eSentire
DC 1302
2:45 p.m. How to Sell your Company to Bill Gates for $150M
Sam Pasupalak, 2018 Young Alumni Achievement Medal Recipient, Co-founder and former CEO, Maluuba
DC 1302        
3:15 p.m. Working with Bright High School Students
Eddie Cheng, 2018 Alumni Achievement Medal Recipient, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Oakland University
DC 1302
3:45 p.m.                           Where are our Future Global Leaders are Going to Come From?
Keith Farlinger, 2018 Alumni Achievement Medal Recipient, CEO, BDO International Limited
DC 1302
Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
1302
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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