Tuesday, August 20, 2019

New tool makes web browsing easier for the visually impaired

photo of Alexandra Vtyurina with laptop computer in Davis Centre

Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content as quickly and as effortlessly as possible from smart speakers and similar devices.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

JC Chang, Christopher Batty and Vinicius Azevedo win best poster award at SCA 2019

photo of JC Chang and Professor Christopher Batty

JC Chang, a PhD student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, his supervisor Professor Christopher Batty and Vinicius Azevedo, a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, have received the best poster award at SCA 2019, the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Ian Goldberg and colleagues honoured for security research that has stood the test of time

photo of Ian Goldberg

Professor Ian Goldberg, his colleagues David Wagner, Randi Thomas, and former PhD supervisor Eric Brewer have won the 2019 USENIX Security Test of Time Award for their research that also received the Best Paper Award at the Sixth USENIX Security Symposium in 1996.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Researchers use blockchain to drive electric-vehicle infrastructure

photo of Christian Gorenflo, Srinivasan Keshav and Lukasz Golab

Researchers at Waterloos Cheriton School of Computer Science and the Department of Management Science have integrated the use of blockchain into energy systems, a development that could result in expanded charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Ali José Mashtizadeh and Omid Abari awarded CFI funding

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded funding to 23 University of Waterloo researchers for infrastructure, among them Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Ali José Mashtizadeh and co-PI Trevor Brown to develop scalable systems software for next generation architectures, and Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How much is too much? Cheriton researchers balance information needs of parents with privacy of young children

photo of Anastasia Kuzminykh

Researchers at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science have developed a blueprint for designing effective information systems that will help parents receive efficient updates about their school-aged children.

The system comes out of a study that examined the use of technologies such as GPS, fitness trackers and surveillance applications and the best ways these can be used to inform parents while respecting privacy.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Raouf Boutaba and his graduate students win best paper awards at NetSoft 2019

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Raouf Boutaba, his graduate students and international colleagues have received two best paper awards at NetSoft 2019, the 5th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Md Faizul Bari, Michael Cormier and Michael Mior win Cheriton Distinguished Dissertation Awards

photo of Md Faizul Bari

The Cheriton School of Computer Science is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural David R. Cheriton Distinguished Dissertation Award. Established in 2019, this award was created to recognize excellence in computer science doctoral research and writing. 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Charles Clarke, Gordon Cormack, Olga Vechtomova and colleagues win 2019 ACM SIGIR Test of Time Award

photo of Professors Charles Clarke, Gordon Cormack and Olga Vechtomova

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Charlie Clarke and Gordon Cormack, Management Sciences Professor Olga Vechtomova, along with their former graduate students Maheedhar KollaAzin AshkanStefan Büt

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

IEEE elevates Professor Samer Al-Kiswany to grade of Senior Member

photo of Professor Samer Al-Kiswany

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Samer Al-Kiswany 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 their profession.

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