Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Abbas Abou Daya, Mohammad A. Salahuddin, Noura Limam and Raouf Boutaba receive a CNOM best paper award

photo of Abbas Abou Daya, Mohammad A. Salahuddin, Noura Limam, and Raouf Boutaba

Master’s graduate Abbas Abou Daya, Research Professors Mohammad A. Salahuddin and Noura Limam, and Cheriton School of Computer Science Director Raouf Boutaba have received a CNOM best paper award for their research presented at the 16th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management and published in the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

A passion for programming: An interview with Professor Ondrej Lhotak

photo of Professor Ondrej Lhotak

Ondřej Lhoták is an Associate Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Waterloo, and an MSc and PhD in computer science from McGill. He joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science as faculty in 2006.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Seven Cheriton School of Computer Science faculty members receive 2020 Outstanding Performance Award

photo of Byron Weber Becker, Eric Blais, Raouf Boutaba, Lori Case, Ihab Ilyas, Anna Lubiw and Pascal Poupart

Cheriton School of Computer Science faculty members Byron Weber Becker, Eric Blais, Raouf Boutaba, Lori Case, Ihab Ilyas, Anna Lubiw and Pascal Poupart have each received a 2020 Outstanding Performance Award. 

Established in 2005, these awards recognize University of Waterloo faculty members for their outstanding contributions to teaching, scholarship and service.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Shenghao Yang receives Borealis AI Global Fellowship

photo of Shenghao Yang

PhD candidate Shenghao Yang is one of ten recipients nationally to receive a Borealis AI 2020–2021 Fellowship. Now in its fourth year, these $10,000 fellowships are conferred annually to exceptional students pursuing graduate studies in machine learning and artificial intelligence at universities across Canada.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Waterloo AI Institute: Reflecting on past successes and charting a new course

photo of Professors Jimmy Lin and Vijay Ganesh

From self-driving cars to intelligent voice assistants to smart factories, artificial intelligence — or AI — is transforming every sector of the economy and the very fabric of society in fundamental ways. The University of Waterloo, a long-time leader in innovation, has been at the forefront of this transformation for decades, but especially so since the 2018 launch of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute — Waterloo.AI.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Nicholas Vadivelu receives 2021 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

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Nicholas Vadivelu, an undergraduate student majoring in computer science and statistics, has received the 2021 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Established in 2012, this prestigious annual award recognizes excellence in research conducted by an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Mathematics. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mike Schaekermann awarded Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award

photo of PhD graduate Mike Schaekermann

Recent PhD graduate Mike Schaekermann has received the 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award from CS-Can|Info-Can, the non-profit professional society that represents computer scientists and the interests of their discipline across the nation. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Bin Ma appointed University Research Chair

photo of Professor Bin Ma

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Bin Ma has been appointed a University Research Chair to recognize his outstanding contributions to bioinformatics, in particular his development of novel algorithms and software to derive biological information from DNA and proteins.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Four CS master’s students awarded Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence

Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence recipients

Incoming computer science master’s students Alex Bie, Matt Regehr, Xinyu Shi and Yiping Wang have each received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. Valued at $17,500, these merit-based scholarships help recruit top students into AI-related master’s programs in an Ontario university. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Do humorous teachable virtual agents enhance learning and outcomes?

image depicting Curiosity Notebook’s teaching interface

The research paper on which this feature article is based will be presented on May 12, 2021 at CHI 2021, where it received a best paper honourable mention. 

CHI is the premier international conference on human–computer interaction. Held from May 8 to 13, 2021, the 2021 ACM CHI Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems was originally slated to be held in Yokohama, Japan.

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