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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2018 Loran Scholar pursuing computer science and business at the University of Waterloo

photo of Katherine Gotovsky

Katherine Gotovsky has been named a recipient of Canada’s largest and most comprehensive undergraduate merit award, conferred by the Loran Scholars Foundation.

This year, out of a pool of 5,023 applicants across the nation, and among 88 finalists, 34 earned the Loran Award, marking the largest class of scholars in the foundation’s history.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Yuhao Dong, Woojung Kim and Raouf Boutaba win best student paper award at Blockchain-2018

photo of Yuhoa Dong and Raouf Boutaba

Computer science doctoral student Yuhao Dong, master’s student Woojung Kim, along with their supervisor Professor Raouf Boutaba, have received the best student paper award at Blockchain-2018, the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Can labels on slot machines promote healthier gambling?

photo of slot machines

Professor Kevin Harrigan, Director of the Knowledge Translation Stream at Waterloo's Gambling Research Lab, and Professor Dan Brown, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, are determined to figure out the best way to educate players about the addictive properties of slot machines and how much money they might win or lose.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dallas Fraser, Andrew Kane and Frank Tompa win best paper award at DocEng 2018

photo o postdoctoral fellow Andrew Kane, MMath graduate Dallas Fraser, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Frank Tompa

Recent computer science PhD graduate and postdoctoral fellow Andrew Kane, MMath graduate Dallas Fraser, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Frank Tompa have received the best paper award at DocEng 2018, the 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Women in Computer Science offers programming workshops to the Waterloo community

photo of WiCS Python programming workshop

by Ivana Kajić, WiCS member and PhD student in computer science at the University of Waterloo, working in the Computational Neuroscience Research Group

Programming can help students achieve more in their studies and allow faculty and staff to make light of repetitive and routine tasks, but many shy away from programming because learning to code can seem daunting.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

First-year computer science student Joey Yu earns gold medal at 2018 IOI

Waterloo team at 2018 International Olympiad in Informatics

The 2018 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), held this year in Tsukuba, Japan, is an annual competitive programming competition for secondary school students and consists of two days of computer programming and algorithmic problem-solving. 

Joey Yu, a graduate of Thornhill Secondary School and now a first-year student in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, finished 26th in the gruelling contest, earning a gold medal.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Aayush Rajasekaran, Jeffrey Shallit, Parthasarathy Madhusudan and Dirk Nowotka win EATCS Best Paper Award at MFCS 2018

photo of Aayush Rajasekaran

Recent computer science master’s graduate Aayush Rajasekaran, along with his supervisor Professor Jeffrey Shallit and Professors Parthasarathy Madhusudan of the University of Illinois and Dirk Nowotka of Kiel University in Germany, have received the EATCS Best Paper Award at MFCS 2018, 43rd

Sunday, September 9, 2018

University of Waterloo researchers reveal real-world challenges in graph processing

Sihem Amer-Yahia, Professor Semih Salihoglu, PhD candidates Siddhartha Sah, Amine Mhedhbi, Professor Tamer Özsu, Jimmy Lin

One often-heard complaint is that academics labour away in their ivory towers, divorced from happenings in the real world. A few years ago, Professor Semih Salihoglu of the Data Systems Group at the University of Waterloo's Cheriton School of Computer Science noticed exactly this for graph processing.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

TAR allows timely pre-confirmation review of Kavanaugh documents

photo of Maura Grossman

As Judge Brett Kavanaugh faces the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, debate rages on Capitol Hill if sufficient time is available for senators to substantially review the 42,000 documents released the night before his hearing was scheduled to begin concerning his time in the George W. Bush White House.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Machine learning the solution to networking problems

Raouf Boutaba

Computers can now learn to solve networking problems for themselves, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

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