Friday, January 21, 2022

Recent PhD graduate Jeremy Hartmann launches company offering virtual reality streaming services

image of Jeremy Hartmann's virtual avatar within the VR space

Jeremy Hartmann successfully defended his dissertation in December 2021 and launched an entrepreneurial venture that took his academic research to the next level.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Lila Kari and M. Tamer Özsu lend CS expertise to BIOSCAN, a global multidisciplinary biodiversity project

photo of Professors Lila Kari and M. Tamer Özsu

The biosphere, the zone in which life on Earth is found, contains an estimated 10 million multicellular species. But perhaps the most surprising fact about life on Earth is how little we know about its diversity. Only 2 million species are known to science — organisms that have been studied in sufficient detail to at least be described, classified and given a scientific name. With at least another 8 million species yet to be discovered, cataloguing the diversity of life is in many ways a moonshot — a vast endeavour that succeeds by bringing together specialists across many disciplines.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Cheriton School of Computer Science students receive 2022 CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards

photo of Nicholas Vadivelu, Kelvin Jiang, Sourav Biswas and Vikram Subramania

Four students at the Cheriton School of Computer Science are recipients of the Computing Research Association’s 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards. The annual CRA awards program recognizes undergraduate students from universities across North America who have distinguished themselves by conducting exceptional research in an area of computer science.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Computer scientists develop Typealike system to expand input on a keyboard

photo of Nalin Chhibber, Hemant Surale, Fabrice Matulic and Daniel Vogel

A team of computer scientists has developed a new system that recognizes near-keyboard hand gestures to expand laptop interaction.

The new technology is an innovation in the field of human-computer interaction and allows users to give commands that would otherwise involve keyboard shortcuts or mouse round-trips.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Chance favours the prepared mind: CS student Richard Xie brings AI to real estate

photo of Richard Xie

During his inaugural lecture at the University of Lille in 1854, the French microbiologist and chemist Louis Pasteur said, “In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind.”

Pasteur’s reflection is as true today as it was more than a century and a half ago. Those who observe the world keenly with minds that have been primed by experience and education will see novel ideas to pursue, original opportunities to explore.

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