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Friday, June 23, 2017

Professor Ihab Ilyas named Vice-chair of ACM SIGMOD

Ihab Ilyas

Ihab Ilyas, professor and the Thomson Reuters­–funded Research Chair in Data Cleaning from Theory to Practice at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been elected vice-chair of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Management of Data (ACM SIGMOD). The four-year position begins July 1, 2017.

Friday, June 16, 2017

More women are studying computer science at Waterloo

This story originally appeared via Waterloo Stories

At a time when the technology industry is struggling with gender equity in its workforce, the number of women in the University of Waterloo’s computer science program is showing a steady increase.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Peter Forsyth honoured as Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Spring Convocation Ceremony

Peter Forsyth

Professor Peter Forsyth received the honour of Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo at the spring 2017 convocation ceremony.

Monday, June 12, 2017

In memory of Professor Arnie Dyck (1945–2017): instructor, advisor and friend

Professor Arnie Dyck and wife Louisa


It is with great sorrow that we announce that our long-time friend and dear colleague, Arnie Dyck, passed away on June 8, 2017 after a brief illness. He was 72.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rudi Chen wins Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award


The sixth annual Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research has been awarded to graduating computer science student Rudi Chen. Chen was nominated by Professor Peter van Beek, with whom he worked during the winter 2014 term as an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award recipient.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Waterloo computer science students top-ranking North American team in international programming competition

Waterloo ICPC regional champions on stage with prize

A trio of computer science students from the University of Waterloo were among the top programmers from 128 universities across six continents invited to battle it out in Rapid City, South Dakota on May 24, 2017 at the 41st Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Releasing the computational genie from the bottle

Dan Vogel

Imagine travelling back to the year 2000 and telling someone that in less than two decades we will carry slim rectangular devices that are connected wirelessly to the world. The devices will have crystal-clear screens and run dozens of computer applications, from banking and financial management programs to fitness monitoring and health games among countless others. And all of these applications will be controlled not by a keyboard or mouse but by tapping and swiping a finger across the device’s interactive display.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan and Kyle Young receive award of merit for volunteer-matching software

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan along with colleague and research associate Kyle Young received the Award of Merit from the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area, for developing volunteer-matching software that is used locally, provincially and nationally.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Professor Jesse Hoey’s paper wins two awards from American Sociological Association

Professor Jesse Hoey and coauthors Tobias Schröder from Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and Kimberly Rogers from Dartmouth College have won two awards for their paper, “Modeling dynamic identities and uncertainty in social interactions: Bayesian affect control theory.”