News archive - January 2022

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Lila Kari and M. Tamer Özsu lend CS expertise to BIOSCAN, a global multidisciplinary biodiversity project

photo of Professors Lila Kari and M. Tamer Özsu

The biosphere, the zone in which life on Earth is found, contains an estimated 10 million multicellular species. But perhaps the most surprising fact about life on Earth is how little we know about its diversity. Only 2 million species are known to science — organisms that have been studied in sufficient detail to at least be described, classified and given a scientific name. With at least another 8 million species yet to be discovered, cataloguing the diversity of life is in many ways a moonshot — a vast endeavour that succeeds by bringing together specialists across many disciplines.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Cheriton School of Computer Science students receive 2022 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards

photo of Nicholas Vadivelu, Kelvin Jiang, Sourav Biswas and Vikram Subramania

Four students at the Cheriton School of Computer Science are recipients of the Computing Research Association’s 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards. The annual CRA awards program recognizes undergraduate students from universities across North America who have distinguished themselves by conducting exceptional research in an area of computer science.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Computer scientists develop Typealike system to expand input on a keyboard

photo of Nalin Chhibber, Hemant Surale, Fabrice Matulic and Daniel Vogel

A team of computer scientists has developed a new system that recognizes near-keyboard hand gestures to expand laptop interaction.

The new technology is an innovation in the field of human-computer interaction and allows users to give commands that would otherwise involve keyboard shortcuts or mouse round-trips.

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