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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Neuberger Berman announces quantitative investment research partnership with Cheriton School of Computer Science

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors George Labahn, Peter Forsyth and Yuying Li

Toronto, ON, July 30, 2018 — Neuberger Berman has announced the formation of a research partnership with the University of Waterloo to study and develop data-driven techniques for investment management.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Professor Ian Goldberg, his doctoral student Nik Unger and colleagues win prestigious paper awards at PETS 2018

Photo of Professor Ian Goldberg

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ian Goldberg, along with his PhD student Nik Unger and colleagues, have won three prestigious paper awards at the 2018 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Held this year in Barcelona, Spain from July 24–27, 2018, PETS is the top research venue dedicated to the study and advancement of privacy enhancing technologies.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Four faculty members at Cheriton School of Computer Science promoted to full professor

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Professors Gladimir Baranoski, Edward Lank, David Toman and Justin Wan have been promoted to full professor effective July 1, 2018.

“Congratulations to Gladimir, Ed, David and Justin,” said Dan Brown, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “These much-deserved promotions highlight the excellent contributions that these colleagues have made in teaching and research, and we all celebrate this important milestone with them.”

Professor Gladimir Baranoski

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Liquid animations so realistic you can almost taste them

Christopher Batty and Jade Marcoux-Ouellet watching a computer animation of honey coiling

Anyone who’s poured honey onto a stack of pancakes likely has been intrigued by the golden liquid’s motion as it oozes, buckles and coils like a rope. This behaviour is caused by the high viscosity of honey, a physical property of gooey liquids that makes them resistant to deformation.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hustle to success — The unlikely entrepreneur

photo of Bill Gates and Sam Pasupalak

In February 2008, while working towards his degree in computer science, Sam Pasupalak found out that Bill Gates was speaking at the University of Waterloo. He had no ticket, but it didn’t stop him. Carrying T-shirts and bags to appear as a volunteer, he slipped past security and received a pink wristband. To get the one remaining seat and past the second round of security, he pulled off his first hustle.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question

photo of Dr. Baranoski and Spencer van Leeuwen

Why do our veins look blue when blood is red? This is a seemingly elementary science trivia question, and certainly not one that computer science researchers would be expected to be interested in.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Motivating gamers with personalized game design

Games Institute logo

A team of multidisciplinary researchers at the University of Waterloo has identified three basic video game player traits that will help to make game design more personalized and more effectively motivate gamers in both entertainment and work applications.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Waterloo CS alumna Sarah Nadi awarded Canada Research Chair in software reuse

University of Waterloo Computer Science alumna Sarah Nadi (PhD, 2014; M.Math, 2010), an assistant professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, has been awarded a tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Software Re

Friday, June 29, 2018

Professor Christopher Batty: A computer scientist who makes incredibly satisfying computer animations

Physics-based animation can be used to test the strength of bridges and to make realistic animated films that blow your mind.

An article by Mirjam Guesgen excerpted from Motherboard, a multi-platform multimedia publication.

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