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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

John Brzozowski, Lila Kari, Bai Li and Marek Szykuła win Sheng Yu Award at CIAA 2018

photo of John Brzozowski and Lila Kari

Professors John Brzozowski and Lila Kari, Bai Li (BCS 2017) and their colleague Marek Szykuła from the University of Wrocław in Poland have received the Sheng Yu Award for best paper at CIAA 2018, the 23rd International Conference on Implementation and Applications of Automata.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Joseph Haraldson wins ACM SIGSAM Distinguished Student Author Award at ISSAC ‘18

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PhD candidate Joseph Haraldson, with coauthors Professors Mark Giesbrecht and George Labahn, has won the Distinguished Student Author Award at ISSAC 2018, the 43rd International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Top Canadian students enter Waterloo STEM programs on scholarship

Schulich Leader Scholarship recipients

Schulich Leaders are excited to grow their entrepreneurial skills at Canada’s most innovative university

Four first-year students finding their way to campus this September will be doing so with an extra spring in their step — one worth between $80,000 and $100,000.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Getting your TV to better understand you

Researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Maryland have collaborated with the Comcast Applied AI Research Lab to improve the voice query understanding capabilities of the Comcast Xfinity X1 entertainment platform.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Neuberger Berman announces quantitative investment research partnership with Cheriton School of Computer Science

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors George Labahn, Peter Forsyth and Yuying Li

Toronto, ON, July 30, 2018 — Neuberger Berman has announced the formation of a research partnership with the University of Waterloo to study and develop data-driven techniques for investment management.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Professor Ian Goldberg, his doctoral student Nik Unger and colleagues win prestigious paper awards at PETS 2018

Photo of Professor Ian Goldberg

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ian Goldberg, along with his PhD student Nik Unger and colleagues, have won three prestigious paper awards at the 2018 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Held this year in Barcelona, Spain from July 24–27, 2018, PETS is the top research venue dedicated to the study and advancement of privacy enhancing technologies.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Four faculty members at Cheriton School of Computer Science promoted to full professor

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Professors Gladimir Baranoski, Edward Lank, David Toman and Justin Wan have been promoted to full professor effective July 1, 2018.

“Congratulations to Gladimir, Ed, David and Justin,” said Dan Brown, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “These much-deserved promotions highlight the excellent contributions that these colleagues have made in teaching and research, and we all celebrate this important milestone with them.”

Professor Gladimir Baranoski

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Liquid animations so realistic you can almost taste them

Christopher Batty and Jade Marcoux-Ouellet watching a computer animation of honey coiling

Anyone who’s poured honey onto a stack of pancakes likely has been intrigued by the golden liquid’s motion as it oozes, buckles and coils like a rope. This behaviour is caused by the high viscosity of honey, a physical property of gooey liquids that makes them resistant to deformation.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hustle to success — The unlikely entrepreneur

photo of Bill Gates and Sam Pasupalak

In February 2008, while working towards his degree in computer science, Sam Pasupalak found out that Bill Gates was speaking at the University of Waterloo. He had no ticket, but it didn’t stop him. Carrying T-shirts and bags to appear as a volunteer, he slipped past security and received a pink wristband. To get the one remaining seat and past the second round of security, he pulled off his first hustle.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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

photo of Dr. Baranoski and Spencer van Leeuwen

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.

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