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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Speaker videos now available from Privacy, Infrastructures, Policy

Privacy, Infrastructures, Policy speakers

Media, government, and industry commonly frame security and privacy as diametrically opposed: protecting one requires sacrificing the other. 

Privacy, Infrastructures, Policy brought together researchers with international speakers from journalism, national security, academia and the corporate world to challenge these misconceptions. A central thread of each of the talks is the design, implementation, and benefits of privacy-enhancing social and technological infrastructures.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Ming Li and Paul Vitanyi's textbook on Kolmogorov complexity receives a 2020 McGuffey Longevity Award

Professor Ming Li holding  An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications. 

University Professor Ming Li, the Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics, and his colleague Professor Paul Vitányi at Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica in the Netherlands have received one of seven 2020 McGuffey Longevity Awards from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association for An Introduction to Kolmogorov Compl

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Beyond Tradition – A documentary about Waterloo and its early days in computer science research and application

Screen grab of Wes Graham, Waterloo's father of computing

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ken McLaughlin has spent his career uncovering and shaping the stories of our local communities into urban portraits that breathe with the life of great biographies. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

AI should not leave structured data behind

The following is an article written by Professor Ihab Ilyas, a faculty member of the Cheriton School of Computer Science’s Data Systems Group and the Thomson Reuters Research Chair in Data

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers use FLAIR to increase the speed of data retrieval

Ahmed Alquraan, Samer Al-Kiswany and Ibrahim Kettaneh in server room

Computer scientists at Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science have found a novel approach that significantly improves the storage efficiency and output speed of computer systems. 

Current data storage systems use only one storage server to process information, making them slow to retrieve information to display for the user. A backup server only becomes active if the main storage server fails. 

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