News archive - June 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

University of Waterloo among founding members of Algorand Foundation’s Global University Program

photo of Sergey Gorbunov and Srinivasan Keshav

The University of Waterloo has joined other leading universities around the world to support the Algorand Foundation’s Global University Program.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The quest for high-quality data

photo of Ihab Ilyas and Ben Lorica

The following excerpt is from The quest for high-quality data: Machine learning solutions for data integration, cleaning, and data generation are beginning to emerge, a blog post written by Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ihab Ilyas and Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist at OReilly Media.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

New tool shows that goodwill may trump profit as a work motivator

photo of Keiko Katsuragawa and Ed Lank

Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have found that individuals may be more motivated to do work for their favourite charity than for money. 

In a study reviewing the efficacy of a new online work-sharing platform designed to put money into the hands of charities, the researchers discovered that people providing their skills and labour toward a specific task tended to do a better job if they knew their favourite charity rather than themselves would be paid for it.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Xiang Fang receives best poster award at Graphics Interface 2019

photo of Xiang Fang

PhD student Xiang Fang received the best graphics poster award at Graphics Interface 2019, the 45th International Conference on Graphics, Visualization and Human-computer Interaction.

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