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Monday, May 14, 2018

Professor Maura Grossman’s expertise in legal search sought to assist in privilege review of documents in US v. Cohen case

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Although federal prosecutors in the United States had originally objected to the appointment of an independent person to review materials the FBI seized from Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, they officially withdrew their opposition.

Friday, May 11, 2018

ACM recognizes Professor Khuzaima Daudjee as a 2018 Senior Member

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The Association for Computing Machinery has named David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Khuzaima Daudjee an ACM Senior Member.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Professor Mei Nagappan receives early career achievement award from Mining Software Repositories Conference

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Professor Mei Nagappan received an early career achievement award from the chairs of the International Conference on Mining Software Repositories. The award recognizes research outputs from exceptional candidates during early stages of their career.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The mathematics of quantum information focus of new book

John Watrous

from the Institute for Quantum Computing

A new textbook exploring fundamental concepts in quantum information is now available online or for free download.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Michael Cormier wins the Murray Martin Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student

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We live in a world increasingly dependent on the Internet for information retrieval, social interaction and general leisure. A growing number of Internet users with cognitive or visual impairments need assistive technology to make information accessible to them, but visually complex web pages can be difficult to navigate for assistive technology.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Does the echo chamber influence strategic voting and electoral outcomes?

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When an election is held we often employ a peculiar kind of logic. As we mull over the candidates we may have a top choice, but if we think our preferred candidate isn’t going to win we might vote for our second choice. Or maybe we cast a ballot for our second choice because we want to make sure that a frontrunner who doesn’t represent our view loses.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WiCS receives 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo’s Equity Committee has awarded a 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award to Women in Computer Science — a group of dedicated undergrad students, graduate students and faculty members that promotes women who are interested in studying computer science and who are pursuing careers in computing.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Globe and Mail article: Reversing women’s flight from computer science

The following is excerpted from an article by Simona Chiose, published in the Globe and Mail on April 16, 2018

When Joanne Atlee was an undergraduate student in computer science, more than a third of her class was made up of women. In graduate school, those ranks began to thin out, a decline that has continued through much of her career as a professor at the University of Waterloo. 

“All of a sudden I am an instructor at Waterloo and 10 per cent of the class is female and it’s ‘Oh no, what happened?’”

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