Friday, July 22, 2022

Daniel Berry celebrates half a century as a professor of computer science

photo of Daniel Berry

Any computer scientist 70 or more years of age today knows almost every other computer scientist of those same ages, as few were in the discipline during its fledgling days. One such individual from that era is Daniel Berry, a professor in the Software Engineering group at the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Samer Al-Kiswany named 2022 ACM Senior Member

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The Association for Computing Machinery has named Professor Samer Al-Kiswany an ACM Senior Member. Initiated in 2006, the ACM Senior Member program recognizes computer scientists with at least a decade of professional experience in the Association and who have demonstrated excellence through technical leadership and professional contributions.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Florian Kerschbaum awarded 2022 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award

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Professor Florian Kerschbaum has received a 2022 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award. The $2,500 prize, conferred to faculty members who have made outstanding research contributions, was established in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Cheriton researchers develop new passing models with NHL tracking data, win best research paper award at LINHAC 2022

photo of David Radke and Professor Tim Brecht

PhD candidate David Radke, Professor Tim Brecht, and their colleague (and David’s brother) Daniel Radke have received the best research paper award at LINHAC 2022, the Linköping Hockey Analytics Conference held in Sweden.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Anil Pacaci, M. Tamer Özsu, colleague Angela Bonifati receive best paper award at ICDE 2022

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PhD student Anil Pacaci, University Professor M. Tamer Özsu, and their colleague Professor Angela Bonifati from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in France have received a best paper award at ICDE 2022, the 38th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Beyond the deepfake: Computer science alum pushing boundaries of AI in cinema and metaverse

photo of Jyoti Joshi

A former postdoctoral researcher at the Cheriton School of Computer Science is leading the charge in artificial intelligence in the entertainment and film industry with her company, Kroop AI.

Jyoti Joshi, Kroop AI’s cofounder and CEO, worked as a Waterloo researcher in the specialized fields of computer vision and affective computing in 2016. She collaborated with Professor Jesse Hoey, whose research in emotional artificial intelligence and affective computing complimented her interests.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Eight Cheriton School of Computer Science faculty members receive 2021 Outstanding Performance Award

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Cheriton School of Computer Science faculty members Robin Cohen, Khuzaima Daudjee, Ian Goldberg, Jesse Hoey, Florian Kerschbaum, Jimmy Lin, Victoria Sakhnini and Dave Tompkins have each received a 2021 Outstanding Performance Award. 

Established in 2005, these prestigious awards recognize University of Waterloo faculty members for their outstanding contributions.

Monday, June 13, 2022

University Professor Ming Li elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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University Professor Ming Li has been elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is one of 47 Fellows in Canada, along with six international Fellows, who will be officially inducted into the Academy at a June 17, 2022 ceremony in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

University Professor Li was elected to the Academy for his significant research contributions that span many areas, including —

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Undergraduate student Leni Ven awarded Governor General’s Silver Medal

photo of Leni Ven

Leni Ven, an undergraduate student who recently completed a data science degree in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been awarded the prestigious Governor General’s Silver Medal. The award recognizes a student graduating from the Faculty of Mathematics with the highest overall average.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Waterloo programmers place second in east division and fourth overall at 2022 ICPC North America Championship, advance to ICPC World Finals

photo of Professor Troy Vasiga, Chris Trevisan, Wen Yuen Pang, and Marian Dietz

The top computer programming students across Canada and the United States competed in the prestigious North America Championship round of the 2022 International Collegiate Programming Contest hosted by the University of Central Florida from May 26–31, 2022. 

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