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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Finger-specific key presses could speed up computer interaction

Finger-aware shortcuts

If you’re looking for a way to use a computer more efficiently, researchers at the University of Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science may have a solution for you.

Master’s candidate Jingjie Zheng and Professor Daniel Vogel have recently filed a patent that would allow computer users to trigger different shortcut commands by pressing the same keyboard key with different fingers, hands, or hand postures.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Waterloo Black ACM team places 13th at 2016 ICPC world finals

ACM competition team

The Waterloo Black Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest competition team has placed 13th overall at the 2016 world finals in Phuket, Thailand. The team was awarded a bronze medal for solving 9 of 13 problems and $1,500 for the team. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

CS graduate student awarded 2016 Governor General’s Gold Medal

Head shot of Minyang (Young) Han
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science graduate student Minyang (Young) Han has been awarded the 2016 Governor General’s Gold Medal for Highest Standing in a master's program.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Waterloo researchers receive funding from CFI

Four University of Waterloo researchers have recently received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund.