Tuesday, December 22, 2020

M. Tamer Özsu named Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University

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University Professor M. Tamer Özsu has been named a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. This honorary title is awarded to leading professors and scholars of the highest international reputation.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science alumnus Ulkar Akhundzada gives you 15 minutes of virtual fame on Instagram and TikTok

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Cheriton School of Computer Science alumnus Ulkar Akhundzada (BCS 2015), a software development manager at Mappedin, has developed an app that gives people a taste of fame, and has received recognition of her own in the process.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Mei Nagappan mines digital footprints

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Professor Mei Nagappan spends most of his time following digital footprints to see where they lead. “The goal of our research is to make the life of a software engineer slightly easier tomorrow than it is today,” he explained.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Undergrad CS student Natasha Rozario uses machine learning to optimize operating room efficiency

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On March 17, 2020, Queen’s Park declared a state of emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to protect the health and safety of individuals and families in Ontario. Among the measures was the cancellation of elective procedures — surgeries scheduled sometimes months in advance — to create capacity for hospitals in case they experienced a massive surge in COVID-19 patients.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

In memory of our colleague, Professor Emeritus (Richard) Bruce Simpson, 1940–2020

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Computer Science Professor Emeritus Bruce Simpson of Waterloo, Ontario, passed away on December 11, 2020 at Freeport Hospital in Kitchener. Bruce had been living with Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia for several years.

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