Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Gautam Kamath and colleagues win 2024 Caspar Bowden PET Award

headshot of Gautam Kamath inside DC

Professor Gautam Kamath, along with his colleagues Professor Clément Canonne at the University of Sydney and Thomas Steinke, a Research Scientist at Google DeepMind, have been awarded the 2024 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Professor Florian Kerschbaum shares his career & research journey in latest CPI spotlight

photo of Florian in front of Grassi Lakes (Alberta)

The evolution of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) at the University of Waterloo started under the leadership of an individual who strongly believed in the advancement of research in the areas of data security and privacy. In 2018, he was appointed the inaugural executive director of CPI and was at the forefront of the institute for about three and half years.

Friday, July 12, 2024

Making seafood more sustainable via AI

group shot of researchers

Two students from the Faculties of Science and Mathematics are exploring new ways to bring cultivated seafood to the table.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Vitalik Buterin at Waterloo

Photo of Vitalik Buterin at the Math Innovation Event. He is standing in front of a chalk board

On Saturday, July 6, nearly two hundred students gathered for an ask-me-anything event with Vitalik Buterin, the co-creator of the Ethereum blockchain and a former University of Waterloo student.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

CS Professors Awarded $1.1M in NSERC Grants

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Several Waterloo Computer Science professors were recipients of the 2024 Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Discovery Program.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Less highlighting equals to more learning

Photo of Nikhita and Prof Vogel

If you scroll through the average student’s digital textbook or reading, you will probably see multi-coloured streaks scattered everywhere. However, new research reveals that excessive highlighting may do more harm than good.

Computer scientists from Waterloo investigated whether technology controlling the number of words a user can highlight could affect their reading comprehension.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Max Peeperkorn, Dan Brown and colleagues Tom Kouwenhoven and Anna Jordanous receive Best Student Paper Award at ICCC’24

Max Peeperkorn, Tom Kouwenhoven, Dan Brown and Anna Jordanous

PhD candidate Max Peeperkorn, his co-advisors Professors Dan Brown and Anna Jordanous, and fellow PhD candidate Tom Kouwenhoven have received a Best Student Paper Award for their work titled “Is temperature the creativity parameter of large language models?” Their research was presented at the 15th International Conference on Computational Creativity, held in June 2024 at Jönköping University in Sweden.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

CS-founded startups tackle mental health at Velocity Pitch Competition

Rastin presenting in front of a panel of judges and crowd at the Velocity Semi Finals

“I wish my nighttime self could talk to my daytime self,” says computer science student Josiah Plett as he recounts his experience with insomnia, which began in pre-school. 

 “I spend so much time in my head at night that I didn't feel like the same person in the day. There was a major disconnect between those two parts of my mind. It caused a lot of mental health issues for me growing up, including developing a personality disorder.” 

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers awarded ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at MSR 2024

 Jo Atlee, Rungroj Maipradit, Joy Idialu, Noble Saji Mathews, Mei Nagappan

A team of software engineering researchers from the Cheriton School of Computer Science has received an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at MSR ’24, the 21st International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, held in Lisbon, Portugal. The prestigious award was conferred for their paper titled “Whodunit: Classifying Code as Human Authored or GPT-4 generated — A Case Study on CodeChef Problems.”

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