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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Results of Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest

A special results bulletin from ACM competition coach Ondřej Lhok.
 
The fall Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest was held this past
Sunday, September 27. This term, we had a huge turnout of about 100 competitors, with 81 submitting at least one solution.
 
The winner of the contest was Andy Huang, 3A CS.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thesis award winners recieve high recognition

Han Zhao, a former master's student with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science has been named the recipient of the 2015 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding achievement at the master's level for his thesis "On the Relationship between Sum-Product Networks and Bayesian Networks", with supervisor Pascal Poupart.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

PhD candidate Marianna Rapoport awarded Radhia Cousot Award

Head shot of Marianna Rapoport

PhD candidate Marianna Rapoport (Ondřej Lhoták | Programming Languages) has been awarded the Radhia Cousot best young research paper

Thursday, September 17, 2015

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science to lead Waterloo-Thomson Reuters partnership on big data innovation

Researchers from the University of Waterloo are partnering with global information company Thomson Reuters to launch a collaborative research investigation on large-scale data integration and data cleaning.

Professor Ihab F. Ilyas, Alexandra Roatis and Mina Farid from the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science will lead the project, which will create algorithms to highlight anomalies in enterprise data sets aimed at improving data quality.

Monday, September 14, 2015

First year Computer Science student Joyce (Anqi) Yang awarded HeForShe scholarship

Joyce (Anqi) Yang

First year Computer Science student Joyce Yang has been awarded a $12,000 HeForShe scholarship. Yang is among five other students entering STEM disciplines this September.