Friday, November 8, 2019

Johnny Wong and colleagues receive most influential paper award for work presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus Johnny Wong, his former master’s student Ye Hu, and colleagues Marin Litoiu from York University and Gabriel Iszlai have received the most influential paper award for research they presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009, the 19thannual IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Conference.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Designing IoT devices to benefit society

photo of David Radke, Amelia Holcomb, Omid Abari and Farzan Dehbashi

A device that detects if someone is drowning in a pool to help relieve a parent’s worry. A wireless gadget to more quickly identify fires, so everyone gets to safety. A system to track and assist people with Alzheimer’s to help calm a family’s fears when they’re not present. These are just a few examples of projects designed for social good by students in the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics graduate course, IoT and Intelligent Connectivity.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Team of systems and networking researchers wins best paper award at CNSM 2019

photo of Raouf Boutaba, Mubeen Zulfiqar, Sepehr Taeb, Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury and Nashid Shahriar

Nashid Shahriar, Sepehr Taeb, Shihabur R. Chowdhury, Mubeen Zulfiqar, Massimo Tornatore, Raouf Boutaba, Jeebak Mitra and Mahdi Hemmati have received the best paper award at CNSM 2019, the 15thInternational Conference on Network and Service Management.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Professor Florian Kerschbaum recognized by ACM as 2019 Distinguished Member

photo of Florian Kerschbaum

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Professor Florian Kerschbaum a Distinguished Member. He joins 62 individuals globally who have received this prestigious recognition in 2019 for outstanding scientific contributions.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

In memoriam: Distinguished Professor Emeritus Janusz (John) A. Brzozowski

photo of Janusz (John) Brzozowski

Janusz (John) A. Brzozowski, a pioneer of Canadian computing and a Professor of Computer Science at the University Waterloo for more than five decades, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Lisaard House after a long battle with cancer. He was 84.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Vic DiCiccio named honorary member of the University of Waterloo

photo of Vic DiCiccio, his son Paul and daughters Laura and Jess at his retirement party

Vic DiCiccio has been designated an Honorary Member of the University of Waterloo at the 2019 Fall Convocation for his outstanding service to the University.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Meet Chengnian Sun, a professor with research interests in software engineering and programming languages

photo of Professor Chengnian Sun

Chengnian Sun recently joined the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science as an Assistant Professor. His research interests are in software engineering and programming languages. His work focuses on techniques, tools and methodologies for improving software quality and developers’ productivity. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

PhD student Alex Williams leads research on new tool that lets programmers pick up work on mobile devices

photo of Alex Williams

Researchers have developed a powerful new tool that allows programmers to engage with work on their mobile devices to help make productive use of time away from their workplace.

In a new study done in collaboration with Microsoft Research, the team of researchers created a prototype tool called Mercury that lets programmers continue working on their mobile devices if they need to leave their desk to pick up when they return to their workstation. Currently, programmers often spend a substantial amount of time at their primary workstation to make productive use of their workdays.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Researchers create 'player trait model' allowing for personalized games

photo of Lennart Nacke, Karina Arrambide, Gustavo Tondello and Andrew Cen

University of Waterloo researchers have developed a novel tool that will allow user-experience designers to create more effective, personalized games and marketing campaigns.

Unlike other tools that categorize gamers by types, the new “player traits model,” along with a 25-item survey, can be used to more easily and accurately evaluate the kind of games people will enjoy. The model is based on five traits — social, aesthetic, challenge, goal and narrative.

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