News archive - May 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Steven Feng earns honourable mention for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

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Steven Feng has received one of two honourable mentions for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Established 2012, the award is given annually to recognize research excellence of an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Insights from 2020 HackerEarth Developer Survey

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HackerEarth, a San Francisco-based company that connects developers around the globe with employment opportunities, recently released a survey of more than 16,000 developers, providing insight into their interests, priorities and concerns.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Mark Giesbrecht appointed 12th dean of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics

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Professor Mark Giesbrecht will become the 12th dean of the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics, a five-year appointment that begins on July 1, 2020. The distinguished computer scientist has nearly 20 years’ experience at Waterloo and he will leverage his abilities as an administrator, teacher and researcher to lead the Faculty of Mathematics.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Jo Atlee receives 2020 IEEE TCSE Distinguished WISE Leadership Award

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Professor Jo Atlee has received the 2020 IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award. This prestigious recognition is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and sustained leadership in the software engineering community to encourage women to explore science and engineering careers.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Using technology-assisted review to find effective treatments and procedures to mitigate COVID-19

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, researchers and clinicians have rushed to understand the available treatments and procedures to mitigate this rapidly growing threat to human health. The sheer volume of studies published on COVID-19 — in countries spanning the globe — as well as lessons learned from prior epidemics and pandemics, simply cannot be gathered and assessed quickly enough using traditional manual methods during this time of crisis.

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