News archive - August 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Moojan Ghafurian, Kerstin Dautenhahn and Jesse Hoey awarded funding to develop emotionally intelligent robots to help people with dementia

photo of Kerstin Dautenhahn, Moojan Ghafurian and Jesse Hoey with social robots

Moojan Ghafurian, Graham Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, and Kerstin Dautenhahn, Canada 150 Chair in Intelligent Robotics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a catalyst grant from the University of Waterloo’s Network for Aging Research to d

Friday, August 23, 2019

Jason Amri, first-year CS student, awarded $80k Schulich Leader Scholarship

photo of Jason Amri

Jason Amri, a high school student from Ancaster, Ontario, is making his way to the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science with a prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship, the largest STEM scholarship in Canada for programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

New tool makes web browsing easier for the visually impaired

photo of Alexandra Vtyurina with laptop computer in Davis Centre

Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content as quickly and as effortlessly as possible from smart speakers and similar devices.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

JC Chang, Christopher Batty and Vinicius Azevedo win best poster award at SCA 2019

photo of JC Chang and Professor Christopher Batty

JC Chang, a PhD student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, his supervisor Professor Christopher Batty and Vinicius Azevedo, a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, have received the best poster award at SCA 2019, the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Ian Goldberg and colleagues honoured for security research that has stood the test of time

photo of Ian Goldberg

Professor Ian Goldberg, his colleagues David Wagner, Randi Thomas, and former PhD supervisor Eric Brewer have won the 2019 USENIX Security Test of Time Award for their research that also received the Best Paper Award at the Sixth USENIX Security Symposium in 1996.

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