News archive - April 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kevin Hyun awarded 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

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Kevin Hyun, a computer science major at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded a 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Alireza Heidari, Ihab Ilyas and international colleagues develop new AI tool able to better identify bad data

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PhD student Alireza Heidari and Professor Ihab Ilyas at the Cheriton School of Computer Science along with international colleagues have developed a novel tool to manage the quality of your data. Called HoloClean, this revolutionary tool is the first to use artificial intelligence to sift out dirty data and correct errors before processing it.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Memories of Ric Holt: 1941–2019

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It is with profound sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Ric Holt, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2019 at the age of 78. The following in memoriam was written by Marie Holt, Rics wife.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Professor Lila Kari spearheads development of software tool that answers fascinating questions in evolutionary biology

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Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor and University Research Chair Lila Kari has spearheaded the development of a software tool that can provide conclusive answers to some of the most fascinating questions in evolutionary biology. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Professor Kate Larson appointed University Research Chair

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Professor Kate Larson has been appointed a University Research Chair in recognition of her outstanding research contributions to the field of artificial intelligence. Waterloo’s designation of University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement of faculty and their pre-eminence in a field of knowledge.

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