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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

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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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

New tool makes web browsing easier for the visually impaired

photo of Alexandra Vtyurina with laptop computer in Davis Centre

Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content as quickly and as effortlessly as possible from smart speakers and similar devices.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

JC Chang, Christopher Batty and Vinicius Azevedo win best poster award at SCA 2019

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JC Chang, a PhD student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, his supervisor Professor Christopher Batty and Vinicius Azevedo, a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, have received the best poster award at SCA 2019, the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Emotionally intuitive artificial intelligence

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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.

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