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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

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 webpages can be difficult to navigate for assistive technology.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Does the echo chamber influence strategic voting and electoral outcomes?

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?’”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Khuzaima Daudjee elevated to grade of Senior Member by IEEE

Khuzaima Daudjee has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an honour bestowed to IEEE members who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mike Schaekermann receives prestigious 2018 Google PhD Fellowship

PhD candidate Mike Schaekermann is one of 39 recipients globally and the only candidate from Canada to receive a prestigious 2018 Google PhD Fellowship. Established in 2009 and awarded annually since, Google PhD Fellowships recognize and support exceptional doctoral students as they pursue their research, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Professor Maura Grossman recognized as thought leader by eDiscovery Daily

Professor Maura Grossman has been recognized by eDiscovery Daily as a thought leader driving the development and application of electronic discovery, computer-assisted processes used to select and prioritize legal documents for review.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Search results influence people’s decisions about treatment effectiveness

We’ve all done it — felt a cough, headache or fever coming on then searched online for a remedy. If you’re like most people, you’re probably confident you can assess the effectiveness of treatments you find on the web, separating medically beneficial ones from those that are a waste of money, dubious or even harmful.

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