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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Waterloo computer science students top-ranking North American team in international programming competition

Waterloo ICPC regional champions on stage with prize

A trio of computer science students from the University of Waterloo were among the top programmers from 128 universities across six continents invited to battle it out in Rapid City, South Dakota on May 24, 2017 at the 41st Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Releasing the computational genie from the bottle

Dan Vogel

Imagine travelling back to the year 2000 and telling someone that in less than two decades we will carry slim rectangular devices that are connected wirelessly to the world. The devices will have crystal-clear screens and run dozens of computer applications, from banking and financial management programs to fitness monitoring and health games among countless others. And all of these applications will be controlled not by a keyboard or mouse but by tapping and swiping a finger across the device’s interactive display.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan and Kyle Young receive award of merit for volunteer-matching software

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan along with colleague and research associate Kyle Young received the Award of Merit from the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area, for developing volunteer-matching software that is used locally, provincially and nationally.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Professor Jesse Hoey’s paper wins two awards from American Sociological Association

Professor Jesse Hoey and coauthors Tobias Schröder from Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and Kimberly Rogers from Dartmouth College have won two awards for their paper, “Modeling dynamic identities and uncertainty in social interactions: Bayesian affect control theory.”