Tuesday, June 11, 2019

New tool shows that goodwill may trump profit as a work motivator

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Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have found that individuals may be more motivated to do work for their favourite charity than for money. 

In a study reviewing the efficacy of a new online work-sharing platform designed to put money into the hands of charities, the researchers discovered that people providing their skills and labour toward a specific task tended to do a better job if they knew their favourite charity rather than themselves would be paid for it.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Xiang Fang receives best poster award at Graphics Interface 2019

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PhD student Xiang Fang received the best graphics poster award at Graphics Interface 2019, the 45thInternational Conference on Graphics, Visualization and Human-computer Interaction.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Moojan Ghafurian, Neil Budnarain and Jesse Hoey make AI more human

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The key to people trusting and co-operating with artificially intelligent agents lies in their ability to display human-like emotions, according to a new study by Postdoctoral Fellow Moojan Ghafurian, Master’s candidate Neil Budnarain and Professor Jesse Hoey at the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Jesse Hoey and Robert Freeland receive 2019 Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award

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Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Jesse Hoey has teamed up with Professor Robert Freeland, a sociologist at Wake Forest University, to conduct novel research at the intersection of computer science and social psychology.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Chang Ge, Ihab Ilyas, Xi He and Ashwin Machanavajjhala develop new system that offers protection against data breaches

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Cheriton School of Computer Science PhD candidate Chang Ge, Professors Ihab Ilyas and Xi He, and their colleague Professor Ashwin Machanavajjhala at Duke University 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Speeding up a blockchain to meet real-world speeds and needs

photo of Professor Srinivasan Keshav, PhD candidate Christian Gorenflo, Professor Lukasz Golab

Blockchain technology creates digital ledgers that record sequential exchanges of information, commonly called transactions. To improve performance, transactions are batched into blocks before they are added to the ledger. Each new block contains a hash value which, like a mugshot, acts as an identifier and proof of the previous state of the ledger.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kevin Hyun awarded 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

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Kevin Hyun, a computer science major at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded a 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Alireza Heidari, Ihab Ilyas and international colleagues develop new AI tool able to better identify bad data

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PhD student Alireza Heidari and Professor Ihab Ilyas at the Cheriton School of Computer Science along with international colleagues have developed a novel tool to manage the quality of your data. Called HoloClean, this revolutionary tool is the first to use artificial intelligence to sift out dirty data and correct errors before processing it.

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