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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Changing the world through tailored interactive games

For Rita Orji, a computer scientist and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, her desire to help others crystallized when she saw firsthand how the HIV/AIDS pandemic was devastating communities in Africa.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Professor Maura R. Grossman named 2017 Fastcase 50 award recipient

Professor Maura R. Grossman has been named a recipient of the 2017 Fastcase 50 award. This annual award conferred since 2011 by legal publishing company Fastcase recognizes 50 innovators, visionaries and leaders in law.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

ACT@Home: An emotionally intelligent cognitive assistant to help people with Alzheimer’s disease

Jesse Hoey

A common early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is difficulty remembering recent events, but as the disease progresses it affects an increasingly larger sphere of a person’s life.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pages

Visualization showing link structures within the archived Web, 2006 to 2014. Image from UWaterloo's Web Archives

The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Professor Ihab Ilyas named Vice-chair of ACM SIGMOD

Ihab Ilyas

Ihab Ilyas, professor and the Thomson Reuters­–funded Research Chair in Data Cleaning from Theory to Practice at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been elected vice-chair of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD). The four-year position begins July 1, 2017.