Two researchers in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science have received John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) awards from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The funding will provide them with infrastructure support to expand their research programs. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the funding announcement in Sudbury today.
Maura Grossman • Apparatus for High-Recall Information Retrieval
A Waterloo-local Association for Computing Machinery-style programming contest took place today on Saturday, September 30, 2017 with an unprecedented turnout — 154 registered contestants participated and 81 contestants solved at least one problem successfully.
The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science unveiled a new lab on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Located on the third floor of the Davis Centre, the recently completed 5,000 square foot data systems lab is an open-concept space for more than 70 undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other researchers to conduct innovative, high-impact research in big data and data science.
Recent PhD graduate Martin Derka, his supervisor Professor Therese Biedl and colleagues Markus Chimani and Petra Mutzel received the best paper award for “Crossing number for graphs with bounded pathwidth,” which will be presented at ISAAC 2017 — the 28th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation.
Professor Florian Kerschbaum received a $120,000 Discovery Accelerator Supplement from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for a proposal titled “Systems for computation on encrypted data.”
Professor Maura Grossman has been recognized as a pioneer in eDiscovery and development of legal technology by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and Women in eDiscovery (WiE).
For Rita Orji, a computer scientist and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, her desire to help others crystallized when she saw firsthand how the HIV/AIDS pandemic was devastating communities in Africa.