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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.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Smartphone PIN protection methods have high failure rate

Popular methods of protecting smartphone personal identification number (PINs) may only be successful in safeguarding your personal information 20 per cent of the time, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

The study found that methods such as tilting the smartphone, a widely adopted defence strategy, does not guard against people close to you such as romantic partners and co-workers who might be angling for access to your device. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bikeshare could increase light rail transit ridership

Srinivasan Keshav

Coupling bikeshare with public transit could be an important component when trying to increase light rail transit (LRT) ridership, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo. 

In their study, researchers from Waterloo explored the most efficient size of a bike pool that would ensure enough bikes would be available to commuters who sign up for a share program.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Professors Edward Lank and Tamer Özsu named 2018 Cheriton Faculty Fellows

Professors Edward Lank and Tamer Özsu have been named 2018 David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellows, positions they will hold until 2021. These prestigious three-year fellowships support the work of leading faculty members in the School of Computer Science and are made possible through the David R. Cheriton Endowment for Excellence in Computer Science.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PhD alumnus Ricardo Baeza-Yates receives Ángela Ruiz Robles Award

photo of Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, a University of Waterloo PhD computer science alumnus, has received the Ángela Ruiz Robles Award for research excellence and entrepreneurship in computer engineering.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Professor Maura Grossman’s expertise in legal search sought to assist in privilege review of documents in US v. Cohen case

photo of Professor Maura Grossman

Although federal prosecutors in the United States had originally objected to the appointment of an independent person to review materials the FBI seized from Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, they officially withdrew their opposition.

Friday, May 11, 2018

ACM recognizes Professor Khuzaima Daudjee as a 2018 Senior Member

picture of Khuzaima Daudjee

The Association for Computing Machinery has named David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Khuzaima Daudjee an ACM Senior Member.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Professor Mei Nagappan receives early career achievement award from Mining Software Repositories Conference

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Professor Mei Nagappan received an early career achievement award from the chairs of the International Conference on Mining Software Repositories. The award recognizes research outputs from exceptional candidates during early stages of their career.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The mathematics of quantum information focus of new book

John Watrous

from the Institute for Quantum Computing

A new textbook exploring fundamental concepts in quantum information is now available online or for free download.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

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