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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Michael Abebe receives prestigious 2018 Facebook Emerging Scholar Award

PhD student Michael Abebe is one of six recipients worldwide and the only recipient from Canada to receive a prestigious 2018 Facebook Emerging Scholar Award.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Daniel Vogel wins 2018 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award

Computer Science Professor Daniel Vogel has received a 2018 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award. The $2,500 award, which is conferred to early or mid-career faculty members who have made outstanding research contributions, was established in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perfectly sharp photo now a reality: Improved image selection for focus stacking in digital photography

When you look at a scenic mountain photo typically everything in the distance is in sharp focus. But this scene might be even more captivating if something striking were in the foreground, perhaps a field of wild flowers in peak bloom. The problem is if the flowers are close to the lens relative to the mountains it’s impossible for all elements in the photo to be in perfect focus — if the flowers are sharp, the distant mountains will be blurry and vice versa.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Faculty of Mathematics wins silver medal at CASE’s International Circle of Excellence Awards for #WeBelongInTech video

Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics has been awarded a silver medal from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) International Circle of Excellence Awards for a video submitted to the fundraising for a campaign category.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Smartphone PIN protection methods have high failure rate

Popular methods of protecting smartphone personal identification number (PINs) may only be successful in safeguarding your personal information 20 per cent of the time, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

The study found that methods such as tilting the smartphone, a widely adopted defence strategy, does not guard against people close to you such as romantic partners and co-workers who might be angling for access to your device. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bikeshare could increase light rail transit ridership

Srinivasan Keshav

Coupling bikeshare with public transit could be an important component when trying to increase light rail transit (LRT) ridership, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo. 

In their study, researchers from Waterloo explored the most efficient size of a bike pool that would ensure enough bikes would be available to commuters who sign up for a share program.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Professors Edward Lank and Tamer Özsu named 2018 Cheriton Faculty Fellows

Professors Edward Lank and Tamer Özsu have been named 2018 David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellows, positions they will hold until 2021. These prestigious three-year fellowships support the work of leading faculty members in the School of Computer Science and are made possible through the David R. Cheriton Endowment for Excellence in Computer Science.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PhD alumnus Ricardo Baeza-Yates receives Ángela Ruiz Robles Award

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Ricardo Baeza-Yates, a University of Waterloo PhD computer science alumnus, has received the Ángela Ruiz Robles Award for research excellence and entrepreneurship in computer engineering.

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.

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