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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ACM recognizes Professor Troy Vasiga as a 2017 Senior Member

The Association for Computing Machinery has named David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Troy Vasiga an ACM Senior Member. Initiated in 2006, the ACM Senior Member program recognizes individuals with at least 10 years of professional experience in the Association who have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Waterloo teams take top spots at CAN-CWiC programming challenge

Teams of programmers from the University of Waterloo took the top spots at the 2017 Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing conference’s programming challenge. The contest began with an online qualifying round held over October 6 to 8, 2017, in which 345 teams registered, of which 71 were official teams of female students from a Canadian university.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

ACM recognizes Professors Ian Goldberg and Ken Salem as 2017 Distinguished Members

The Association for Computing Machinery has named David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Ian Goldberg and Ken Salem among 43 new ACM Distinguished Members globally for their outstanding scientific contributions to computing.

The 2017 Distinguished Members are responsible for an extraordinary array of achievements, reflecting many distinct areas of research and practice in the field of computing and information technology.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Professor Craig Kaplan’s 3D printed kippah part of new Museum of Modern Art exhibit

New York’s Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan is exhibiting its first fashion-only show in more than seven decades, recounting the stories behind the garments and accessories that have formed the foundation of how we dress today.

Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the past, present and future of 111 items that have made a lasting impact on history and society throughout the 20th century into modern times.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Waterloo takes top spots at 2017 ACM ICPC East Central North America Regional Programming Contest

University of Waterloo programmers cleaned up at the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery’s regional International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wi-Fi security has a dangerous flaw that makes it susceptible to hacking

A security researcher at the University of Leuven in Belgium recently discovered a serious weakness in Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), a protocol that secures almost all modern Wi-Fi networks, potentially exposing wireless Internet traffic to eavesdroppers and attackers.

The flaw is known as KRACK, short for Key Reinstallation AttaCK, and it could allow a hacker within range of your router, smartphone, computer or other wireless device to break encryption.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cheriton School of Computer Science ranked 15th globally by U.S. News and World Report

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has been ranked second in Canada and 15th globally in the latest U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities assessment. The scores evaluate 1,250 universities across 74 countries and are the largest and most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Corey Sinnamon and Professor John Brzozowski win best paper award at CIAA 2017

Corey Sinnamon and Professor John Brzozowski received the Sheng Yu Award for best paper at the 22nd International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata (CIAA 2017) for their paper titled Complexity of proper prefix-convex regular languages.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Computer scientists receive nearly $250k for state-of-the-art infrastructure

photograph of Professor Maura Grossman

Two researchers in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science have received John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) awards from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The funding will provide them with infrastructure support to expand their research programs. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the funding announcement in Sudbury today.

Maura Grossman • Apparatus for High-Recall Information Retrieval

Monday, October 2, 2017

Results of Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest

A Waterloo-local Association for Computing Machinery-style programming contest took place today on Saturday, September 30, 2017 with an unprecedented turnout — 154 registered contestants participated and 81 contestants solved at least one problem successfully.

Congratulations to the top three winners!