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Friday, May 14, 2021

Four CS master’s students awarded Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence

Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence recipients

Incoming computer science master’s students Alex Bie, Matt Regehr, Xinyu Shi and Yiping Wang have each received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. Valued at $17,500, these merit-based scholarships help recruit top students into AI-related master’s programs in an Ontario university. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Do humorous teachable virtual agents enhance learning and outcomes?

image depicting Curiosity Notebook’s teaching interface

The research paper on which this feature article is based will be presented on May 12, 2021 at CHI 2021, where it received a best paper honourable mention. 

CHI is the premier international conference on human–computer interaction. Held from May 8 to 13, 2021, the 2021 ACM CHI Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems was originally slated to be held in Yokohama, Japan.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Cheriton School of Computer Science PhD graduate Nashid Shahriar awarded 2021 Mathematics Doctoral Prize

photo of Nashid Shahriar and Raouf Boutaba

Dr. Nashid Shahriar has won the 2021 Mathematics Doctoral Prize. Now in its third year, these prestigious awards are conferred annually to recognize the achievements of top graduating and graduated doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Kate Larson and her colleagues publish commentary in Nature about the need for cooperative AI — beneficial intelligence with social understanding

photo of Kate Larson

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Kate Larson and her international colleagues have published a commentary in Nature about the need for cooperative artificial intelligence — beneficial AI with social understanding.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mike Schaekermann, Hong Zhou and Fiodar Kazhamiaka win Cheriton Distinguished Dissertation Awards

photo of Mike Schaekermann, Hong Zhou and Fiodar Kazhamiaka

Recent PhD graduates Mike Schaekermann, Hong Zhou and Fiodar Kazhamiaka have each received a Cheriton Distinguished Dissertation Award. Established in 2019, the dissertation award was created to recognize excellence in computer science doctoral research. In addition to the prestigious recognition, each awardee receives a cash prize of $1000.

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