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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Waterloo programmers top the competition, earn spot in International Collegiate Programming Competition World Finals

International Collegiate Programming Competition East Central NA

Four teams of programmers from the University of Waterloo swept the top spots at an Association for Computing Machinery regional International Collegiate Programming Competition over the weekend. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Research Professor Maura Grossman member of panel discussing responsible AI

photo of Maura Grossman

The following is excerpted from an article by Craig Daniels, published in Communitech News on November 8, 2018

Governments, educators and private companies all must act quickly to rein in the biases and excesses of autonomous systems driven by powerful artificial intelligence, a lunchtime symposium at CIGI heard Wednesday. The price of not acting is an existential threat to the fabric of human society.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Ali Abedi and Mohammad Mazaheri win first prize at ACM MobiCom 2018

photo of Professor Omid Abari , Mohammad Mazaheri and Ali Abedi

Ali Abedi and Mohammad Mazaheri won first place at the ACM Student Research Competition at MobiCom 2018, the 24thACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Smart hacks to turn tagging devices into Internet-of-Things sensors

Ju Wang and Omid Abari demonstrate the wireless keypad clicker they invented by hacking RFID sensors

We’ve connected billions of devices to the Internet and in the coming years we’ll connect billions more. Many of these Internet of things or IoT devices have sensors in them to detect their environment — from a room’s ambient temperature and light levels to sound and motion. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Interdisciplinary team, led by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan, creates new software to support surface water monitoring and modelling

photo of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

Studying how human activities and naturally occurring phenomena have an impact on the environment is critical for effective management. Environmental monitoring and modelling are two fundamental practices to help in understanding, predicting and effectively managing these activities and impacts.

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