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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Computer scientists receive nearly $125k for state-of-the-art infrastructure

photograph of Professor Maura Grossman

Two researchers in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science have received John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) awards from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The funding will provide them with infrastructure support to expand their research programs. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the funding announcement in Sudbury today.

Maura Grossman • Apparatus for High-Recall Information Retrieval

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Q and A with Xu Chu, a recent PhD graduate in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

photography of Xu Chu

Xu Chu successfully defended his PhD in August 2017. He was supervised by Professor Ihab Ilyas, a member of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science’s Data Systems Group.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

An app for the perfect selfie

Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a smartphone app that helps people learn the art of taking great selfies.

Inside the app is an algorithm that directs the user where to position the camera allowing them to take the best shot possible.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Changing the world through tailored interactive games

For Rita Orji, a computer scientist and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, her desire to help others crystallized when she saw firsthand how the HIV/AIDS pandemic was devastating communities in Africa.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Professor Maura R. Grossman named 2017 Fastcase 50 award recipient

Professor Maura R. Grossman has been named a recipient of the 2017 Fastcase 50 award. This annual award conferred since 2011 by legal publishing company Fastcase recognizes 50 innovators, visionaries and leaders in law.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

ACT@Home: An emotionally intelligent cognitive assistant to help people with Alzheimer’s disease

Jesse Hoey

A common early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is difficulty remembering recent events, but as the disease progresses it affects an increasingly larger sphere of a person’s life.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pages

Visualization showing link structures within the archived Web, 2006 to 2014. Image from UWaterloo's Web Archives

The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Professor Ihab Ilyas named Vice-chair of ACM SIGMOD

Ihab Ilyas

Ihab Ilyas, professor and the Thomson Reuters­–funded Research Chair in Data Cleaning from Theory to Practice at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been elected vice-chair of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD). The four-year position begins July 1, 2017.

Friday, June 16, 2017

More women are studying computer science at Waterloo

This story originally appeared via Waterloo Stories

At a time when the technology industry is struggling with gender equity in its workforce, the number of women in the University of Waterloo’s computer science program is showing a steady increase.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Peter Forsyth honoured as Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Spring Convocation Ceremony

Peter Forsyth

Professor Peter Forsyth received the honour of Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo at the spring 2017 convocation ceremony.