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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

PhD student Alex Williams leads research on new tool that lets programmers pick up work on mobile devices

photo of Alex Williams

Researchers have developed a powerful new tool that allows programmers to engage with work on their mobile devices to help make productive use of time away from their workplace.

In a new study done in collaboration with Microsoft Research, the team of researchers created a prototype tool called Mercury that lets programmers continue working on their mobile devices if they need to leave their desk to pick up when they return to their workstation. Currently, programmers often spend a substantial amount of time at their primary workstation to make productive use of their workdays.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Researchers create 'player trait model' allowing for personalized games

photo of Lennart Nacke, Karina Arrambide, Gustavo Tondello and Andrew Cen

University of Waterloo researchers have developed a novel tool that will allow user-experience designers to create more effective, personalized games and marketing campaigns.

Unlike other tools that categorize gamers by types, the new “player traits model,” along with a 25-item survey, can be used to more easily and accurately evaluate the kind of games people will enjoy. The model is based on five traits — social, aesthetic, challenge, goal and narrative.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

2019 Cheriton Research Symposium poster winners

2019 Cheriton Research Symposium poster session

Each year, the Cheriton Research Symposium concludes with a poster session for Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients. In total, 23 students participated in the 2019 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Melissa McCorriston receives Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

photo of Melissa McCorriston

Melissa McCorriston has received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. These $17,500 scholarships recognize promising scholars and researchers in Ontario and support their further studies in a top provincial artificial intelligence–related master’s program.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

mmX, a new millimetre-wave network that can support billions of connected devices

photo of Ali Abedi, Omid Abari Soroush Ameli

More than 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected to be online by 2025. These connected devices will bring many new applications to our daily lives — everything from smart thermostats that sense and adjust room temperature independently, to cameras that monitor road congestion so traffic flows more efficiently, to high data rate sensors that will make self-driving cars possible.

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