Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How much is too much? Cheriton researchers balance information needs of parents with privacy of young children

photo of Anastasia Kuzminykh

Researchers at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science have developed a blueprint for designing effective information systems that will help parents receive efficient updates about their school-aged children.

The system comes out of a study that examined the use of technologies such as GPS, fitness trackers and surveillance applications and the best ways these can be used to inform parents while respecting privacy.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Technovation team String Theorists develop award-winning disaster relief app

photo of Ellen Brisley and Leya Oommen

The following excerpt is from “Waterloo students develop award-winning disaster relief app,” an article by Namish Modi published on July 10, 2019 in WaterlooChronicle.ca, the city of Waterloo community website of Metroland West Media.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Emotionally intuitive artificial intelligence

photo of Professor Jesse Hoey

People suffering from the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease often have difficulty remembering things that recently happened to them. As the disease takes root, a person’s reasoning and behaviour can change. Day-to-day routines — like handwashing — may become challenging for them and they begin to need more assistance from caregivers for simple tasks.

But now there is technology that can help.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kevin Hyun awarded 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

photo of Kevin Hyun

Kevin Hyun, a computer science major at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded a 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Team of computer science students win inaugural Pasupalak Velocity CS Capstone Award

Photo of Pat Martinson, Jason Williamson, Bing Xu Hu and Rebecca Brown

A team of three computer science students has won the Pasupalak Velocity CS Capstone Award for its entry in the 2019 Computer Science and Software Engineering Capstone Design Symposium, an exhibition in which final-year students develop new products and practical solutions to problems across a variety of indu

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