Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Is WiFi too polite?

photo of Dr. Ali Abedi

The following is an article by Dr. Ali Abedi, a lecturer at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Dr. Abedi’s article appeared originally on APNIC Blog

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ihab Ilyas named ACM Fellow

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Professor Ihab Ilyas has been named a 2020 ACM Fellow for his contributions to data cleaning and data integration.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers named Vector Institute Faculty Affiliates

photo of Professors Ihab Ilyas and Gautam Kamath

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Ihab Ilyas and Gautam Kamath are among the 72 faculty members appointed as 2020 Faculty Affiliates at the Vector Institute. The 2020 cohort includes both new faculty affiliates as well as those returning for a second term.

The Vector Institute’s Faculty Affiliates program brings together professors who conduct research in deep learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence across universities in Ontario.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

M. Tamer Özsu named Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University

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University Professor M. Tamer Özsu has been named a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. This honorary title is awarded to leading professors and scholars of the highest international reputation.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science alumnus Ulkar Akhundzada gives you 15 minutes of virtual fame on Instagram and TikTok

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Cheriton School of Computer Science alumnus Ulkar Akhundzada (BCS 2015), a software development manager at Mappedin, has developed an app that gives people a taste of fame, and has received recognition of her own in the process.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Mei Nagappan mines digital footprints

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Professor Mei Nagappan spends most of his time following digital footprints to see where they lead. “The goal of our research is to make the life of a software engineer slightly easier tomorrow than it is today,” he explained.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Undergrad CS student Natasha Rozario uses machine learning to optimize operating room efficiency

photo of Natasha Rozario

On March 17, 2020, Queen’s Park declared a state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to protect the health and safety of individuals and families in Ontario. Among the measures was the cancellation of elective procedures — surgeries scheduled sometimes months in advance — to create capacity for hospitals in case they experienced a massive surge in COVID-19 patients.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

In memory of our colleague, Professor Emeritus (Richard) Bruce Simpson, 1940–2020

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Computer Science Professor Emeritus Bruce Simpson of Waterloo, Ontario, passed away on December 11, 2020 at Freeport Hospital in Kitchener. Bruce had been living with Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia for several years.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

PhD candidate Sangho Suh uses comic strips to teach coding

photo of Sangho Suh as a comic strip

Cheriton School of Computer Science PhD candidate Sangho Suh and his colleagues have found a way to use comic strips to teach coding to novice learners.

Coding strips use comics to present programming concepts in a more accessible way. They chose comics because it is a medium well known for its ability to explain complicated concepts and processes effectively through visual storytelling.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Cheriton computer science students reimagine the hockey fan experience

Rogers Communications Sportsnet Concept Hockey Hack logo

With COVID-19 preventing hockey fans from watching games in person this year, the University of Waterloo, Rogers Communications, and Sportsnet are seeking new ways to enhance the experience of watching hockey from home. They recently partnered to host the Sportsnet Hockey Hack, a virtual hackathon that challenged Waterloo students to design applications using 5G technology to deepen and enrich fan engagement.

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