Monday, May 13, 2019

Chang Ge, Ihab Ilyas, Xi He and Ashwin Machanavajjhala develop new system that offers protection against data breaches

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Cheriton School of Computer Science PhD candidate Chang Ge, Professors Ihab Ilyas and Xi He, and their colleague Professor Ashwin Machanavajjhala at Duke University 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Speeding up a blockchain to meet real-world speeds and needs

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Blockchain technology creates digital ledgers that record sequential exchanges of information, commonly called transactions. To improve performance, transactions are batched into blocks before they are added to the ledger. Each new block contains a hash value which, like a mugshot, acts as an identifier and proof of the previous state of the ledger.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Kevin Hyun awarded 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

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Kevin Hyun, a computer science major at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded a 2019 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Alireza Heidari, Ihab Ilyas and international colleagues develop new AI tool able to better identify bad data

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PhD student Alireza Heidari and Professor Ihab Ilyas at the Cheriton School of Computer Science along with international colleagues have developed a novel tool to manage the quality of your data. Called HoloClean, this revolutionary tool is the first to use artificial intelligence to sift out dirty data and correct errors before processing it.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Memories of Ric Holt: 1941–2019

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It is with profound sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Ric Holt, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2019 at the age of 78. The following in memoriam was written by Marie Holt, Rics wife.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Professor Lila Kari spearheads development of software tool that answers fascinating questions in evolutionary biology

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Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor and University Research Chair Lila Kari has spearheaded the development of a software tool that can provide conclusive answers to some of the most fascinating questions in evolutionary biology. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Professor Kate Larson appointed University Research Chair

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Professor Kate Larson has been appointed a University Research Chair in recognition of her outstanding research contributions to the field of artificial intelligence. Waterloo’s designation of University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement of faculty and their pre-eminence in a field of knowledge.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Team of computer science students win inaugural Pasupalak Velocity CS Capstone Award

Photo of Pat Martinson, Jason Williamson, Bing Xu Hu and Rebecca Brown

A team of three computer science students has won the Pasupalak Velocity CS Capstone Award for its entry in the 2019 Computer Science and Software Engineering Capstone Design Symposium, an exhibition in which final-year students develop new products and practical solutions to problems across a variety of indu

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Professor N. Asokan joins Cheriton School of Computer Science as Cheriton Chair

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Professor N. Asokan has joined the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science as a Professor and Cheriton Chair, effective September 2019. This position is supported by the David R.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

John Harris wins third place at Velocity Graduate Student Fund finals to help turn asymmetric games into a startup

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PhD candidate John Harris won third place at the Velocity Graduate Student Fund finals, a contest in which graduate students competed for an opportunity to win funds to help them develop their research projects into businesses. 

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