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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WiCS receives 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo’s Equity Committee has awarded a 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award to Women in Computer Science — a group of dedicated undergrad students, graduate students and faculty members that promotes women who are interested in studying computer science and who are pursuing careers in computing.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Globe and Mail article: Reversing women’s flight from computer science

The following is excerpted from an article by Simona Chiose, published in the Globe and Mail on April 16, 2018

When Joanne Atlee was an undergraduate student in computer science, more than a third of her class was made up of women. In graduate school, those ranks began to thin out, a decline that has continued through much of her career as a professor at the University of Waterloo. 

“All of a sudden I am an instructor at Waterloo and 10 per cent of the class is female and it’s ‘Oh no, what happened?’”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Khuzaima Daudjee elevated to grade of Senior Member by IEEE

Khuzaima Daudjee has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an honour bestowed to IEEE members who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mike Schaekermann receives prestigious 2018 Google PhD Fellowship

PhD candidate Mike Schaekermann is one of 39 recipients globally and the only candidate from Canada to receive a prestigious 2018 Google PhD Fellowship. Established in 2009 and awarded annually since, Google PhD Fellowships recognize and support exceptional doctoral students as they pursue their research, as well as connect them to a Google Research Mentor.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Professor Maura Grossman recognized as thought leader by eDiscovery Daily

Professor Maura Grossman has been recognized by eDiscovery Daily as a thought leader driving the development and application of electronic discovery, computer-assisted processes used to select and prioritize legal documents for review.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Search results influence people’s decisions about treatment effectiveness

We’ve all done it — felt a cough, headache or fever coming on then searched online for a remedy. If you’re like most people, you’re probably confident you can assess the effectiveness of treatments you find on the web, separating medically beneficial ones from those that are a waste of money, dubious or even harmful.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Article: A master's in computer science beats an MBA in national median earnings

According to a recent article in U.S. News and World Report, salaries for those in computer-related occupations — especially for people who hold a graduate degree in the field — are rising because of a shortage in technological workers across many sectors of the economy.

In fact, a recent graduate with a master’s degree in computer science often earns more than a recent MBA grad. Experts say that’s because computer science-related jobs are projected to grow even more in the next few years.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Bumble bee tracking app places first at Software Engineering Design Symposium

Joint effort with Friends of the Earth Canada to support the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Dinah Shi, John Salaveria and Luisa San Martin won first prize at the 2018 Software Engineering Capstone Design Symposium for their bumble bee tracking app. 

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