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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hustle to success — The unlikely entrepreneur

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Cheriton School of Computer Science graduate Sam Pasupalak with Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question

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by Rose Simone

Why do our veins look blue when blood is red? This is a seemingly elementary science trivia question, and certainly not one that computer science researchers would be expected to be interested in.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Motivating gamers with personalized game design

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A team of multidisciplinary researchers at the University of Waterloo has identified three basic video game player traits that will help to make game design more personalized and more effectively motivate gamers in both entertainment and work applications.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Waterloo CS alumna Sarah Nadi awarded Canada Research Chair in software reuse

University of Waterloo Computer Science alumna Sarah Nadi (PhD, 2014; M.Math, 2010), an assistant professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, has been awarded a tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Software Re

Friday, June 29, 2018

Professor Christopher Batty: A computer scientist who makes incredibly satisfying computer animations

Physics-based animation can be used to test the strength of bridges and to make realistic animated films that blow your mind.

An article by Mirjam Guesgen excerpted from Motherboard, a multi-platform multimedia publication.

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.

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