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Friday, December 21, 2012

MathSoc names Professor Terry Instructor of the Year

Students of mathematics at Waterloo recognized the Cheriton School's Associate Professor Michael Terry as "Instructor of the Year 2012."
Students describe him as an engaging and inspiring professor who has taught first to fourth year courses in computer science.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Keshav Named ACM Fellow

Professor Srinivasan Keshav of the Cheriton School has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his contributions to computer communication networks and systems.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Derick Wood Scholar Announced

The second 2012 Derick Wood Graduate Scholarship has been awarded to Vinayak Pathak.  Pathak is a PhD student at the School who is studying for his PhD with Prof. Anna Lubiw.  He previously earned his MMath degree under the supervision of Prof.
Friday, December 14, 2012

Latest Programming Team Advances to World Finals

Our latest Black Team (Guru Guruganesh, Deon Nicholas, Geoffry Song) solved 8 of the 9 problems in the Association of Computing Machinery regional programming contest.  The team, coached by Cheriton School Associate Professor Ondřej Lhoták advanced to the World Finals to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, summer 2013.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Waterloo researchers build the world's largest computerized brain

A team of researchers from the University of Waterloo has built the world's largest simulation of a functioning brain, known as Spaun (Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network). It can help scientists understand how the complex activity of the brain gives rise to the complex behaviour exhibited by animals, including humans.

Using several disciplines across campus including theoretical neuroscience, systems design engineering and computer science, Spaun was brought to life by lead researcher Chris Eliasmith and his affiliates.

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