Friday, January 24, 2020

Amine Mhedhbi awarded coveted 2020 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

photo of Amine Mhedhbi in the Davis Centre

PhD candidate Amine Mhedhbi is one of 10 recipients across North America and the only recipient from Canada to receive a 2020 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Steven Feng and Shannon Veitch selected for honorable mention in CRA’s 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards

photo of Shannon Veitch and Steven Feng

Undergraduate students Steven Feng and Shannon Veitch have each received a prestigious honorable mention for their research from the Computing Research Association. The annual CRA awards program recognizes undergraduate students from universities across North America who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing science.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Master’s student Alex Parmentier develops novel method to detect anti-social behaviour online

photo of Alex Parmentier

Researchers in artificial intelligence have developed an innovative way to identify a range of anti-social behaviour online. The new technique, led by Alex Parmentier, a master’s student at Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, detects anti-social behaviour by examining the reaction to a post among members of an online forum rather than examining features of the original post itself.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers find that people are too trusting of virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri

photoof Anastasia Kuzminykh, Jenny Sun, Niv Govindaraju, Jeff Avery, Ed Lank

Attributing lifelike qualities to conversational assistants could cause people to reveal more personal information to the companies that develop the assistants than they otherwise would. 

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