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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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

In memory of Professor Arnie Dyck (1945–2017): instructor, advisor and friend

Professor Arnie Dyck and wife Louisa


It is with great sorrow that we announce that our long-time friend and dear colleague, Arnie Dyck, passed away on June 8, 2017 after a brief illness. He was 72.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rudi Chen wins Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award


The sixth annual Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research has been awarded to graduating computer science student Rudi Chen. Chen was nominated by Professor Peter van Beek, with whom he worked during the winter 2014 term as an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award recipient.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Waterloo computer science students top-ranking North American team in international programming competition

Waterloo ICPC regional champions on stage with prize

A trio of computer science students from the University of Waterloo were among the top programmers from 128 universities across six continents invited to battle it out in Rapid City, South Dakota on May 24, 2017 at the 41st Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals.