Thursday, November 3, 2011

Waterloo team advances to programming contest world finals

The Waterloo Black team composed of Tyson Andre (2A software engineering), Benoit Maurin (mathematics), and Anton Raichuk (Cheriton PhD student) won the ACM East Central North America Regional section of the ACM International Collegiate Programming competition this October. They solved all nine problems of the five-hour contest in just over four hours. Runners-up, the University of Toronto and Carnegie Mellon University, solved eight problems. The Waterloo Gold team placed 5th and Waterloo Red team was 17th.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cheriton grads win Best Student Paper Award

Kamran Tirdad and Pedram Ghodsnia, in collaboration with Cheriton professors, J. Ian Munro and Alejandro López-Ortiz won the Best Student Paper Award for their paper COCA Filters: Co-Occurrence Aware Bloom Filters at the 18th edition of the Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Research collaboration leads to Best Paper Award

A paper entitled, "An Exploratory Study of the Evolution of Communicated Information about the Execution of Large Software Systems," by Weiyi (Ian) Shang, Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, Bram Adams, Ahmed E. Hassan, Michael W. Godfrey, Mohamed Nasser, Parminder Flora, won best paper at the 18th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering held in Limerick, Ireland this October. "While there are several authors, all but one of them, Adams, have strong Waterloo ties," said Cheriton Professor Michael Godfrey.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jeremy Clark wins doctoral alumni gold medal

Jeremy Clark of the Cheriton School of Computer Science will be in attendance at fall convocation to receive the Doctoral Alumni Gold medal for outstanding academic achievement. "Jeremy's research record, which is both diverse and of very high quality, is astonishing for someone just completing a Ph.D," wrote the School's Director, David Taylor. Professor Urs Hengartner, who supervised Jeremy's work, described him as an enthusiastic researcher with a broad set of interests, covering such diverse topics as cryptography, usability, computational finance, and game theory.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Women in Computer Science take centre stage at this year's Cheriton Symposium

Friday, September 23, the annual Cheriton Symposium will begin with research seminars by Professors Therese Biedl and Robin Cohen. Professor Biedl, recently named the Ross and Muriel Cheriton Fellow will discuss the technical complexities required to create various styles of cartograms. Professor Robin Cohen, a Cheriton faculty fellow, will speak about issues of trust and incentives to honesty in intelligent agent environments.

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