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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Data cleaning is a machine learning problem that needs data systems help

The following is a post by Professor Ihab Ilyas, a member of the Data Systems Research Group and the first Thomson Reuters Research Chair in Data Cleaning from Theory to Practice.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WiCS receives 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo’s Equity Committee has awarded a 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award to Women in Computer Science — a group of dedicated undergrad students, graduate students and faculty members that promotes women who are interested in studying computer science and who are pursuing careers in computing.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Globe and Mail article: Reversing women’s flight from computer science

The following is excerpted from an article by Simona Chiose, published in the Globe and Mail on April 16, 2018

When Joanne Atlee was an undergraduate student in computer science, more than a third of her class was made up of women. In graduate school, those ranks began to thin out, a decline that has continued through much of her career as a professor at the University of Waterloo. 

“All of a sudden I am an instructor at Waterloo and 10 per cent of the class is female and it’s ‘Oh no, what happened?’”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Khuzaima Daudjee elevated to grade of Senior Member by IEEE

Khuzaima Daudjee has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an honour bestowed to IEEE members who have made significant contributions to the profession.

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