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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.

Friday, June 16, 2017

More women are studying computer science at Waterloo

This story originally appeared via Waterloo Stories

At a time when the technology industry is struggling with gender equity in its workforce, the number of women in the University of Waterloo’s computer science program is showing a steady increase.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Peter Forsyth honoured as Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Spring Convocation Ceremony

Peter Forsyth

Professor Peter Forsyth received the honour of Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo at the spring 2017 convocation ceremony.