Friday, May 29, 2020

WiCS receives $90,000 from NSERC to develop technology entrepreneurship programs for girls and young women

photo of a WiCS educational program for girls

Women in Computer Science has received $90,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s PromoScience Program to establish Girls Mean Business. This new WiCS outreach program will encourage girls and young women in grades 6 to 12 to explore technology and to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Calculating the future of COVID-19

Professor Ali Abedi, Gunesh Pinar, Ku Young Shin and Xiaoyu Wu

A group of computer science students are applying big data practices to predicting the end of COVID-19 cases in Canada. Their findings? October 15, 2020.

Faced with this unprecedented situation of pivoting to online learning, many of Waterloo’s instructors wanted to get their students involved in research around COVID-19.

One such instructor is Cheriton School of Computer Science’s Ali Abedi, who teaches two big data courses — Data Intensive Distributed Computing (CS451) and Data Intensive Distributed Analytics (CS431).

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Four master’s students receive Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence

photo of Solaiappan Alagappa, Daniel Herman, Wanxin Li and Blake VanBerlo

Solaiappan Alagappan, Daniel Herman, Wanxin Li and Blake VanBerlo have each received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. Valued at $17,500, these prestigious graduate scholarships recognize exceptional students and support their studies in top artificial intelligence–related master’s program in Ontario.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Steven Feng earns honourable mention for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

photo of Steven Feng

Steven Feng has received one of two honourable mentions for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Established 2012, the award is given annually to recognize research excellence of an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Insights from 2020 HackerEarth Developer Survey

image of person programming

HackerEarth, a San Francisco-based company that connects developers around the globe with employment opportunities, recently released a survey of more than 16,000 developers, providing insight into their interests, priorities and concerns.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Mark Giesbrecht appointed 12th dean of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics

Photo of Mark Giesbrecht

Professor Mark Giesbrecht will become the 12th dean of the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics, a five-year appointment that begins on July 1, 2020. The distinguished computer scientist has nearly 20 years’ experience at Waterloo and he will leverage his abilities as an administrator, teacher and researcher to lead the Faculty of Mathematics.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Jo Atlee receives 2020 IEEE TCSE Distinguished WISE Leadership Award

photo of Professor Jo Atlee

Professor Jo Atlee has received the 2020 IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering Distinguished Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Leadership Award. This prestigious recognition is presented annually to an individual for outstanding and sustained leadership in the software engineering community to encourage women to explore science and engineering careers.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Using technology-assisted review to find effective treatments and procedures to mitigate COVID-19

photo of Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, researchers and clinicians have rushed to understand the available treatments and procedures to mitigate this rapidly growing threat to human health. The sheer volume of studies published on COVID-19 — in countries spanning the globe — as well as lessons learned from prior epidemics and pandemics, simply cannot be gathered and assessed quickly enough using traditional manual methods during this time of crisis.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Miti Mazmudar and Ian Goldberg create Mitigator, a new system to protect users’ online data

image depicting computer security

Computer scientists at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have developed a new system that helps Internet users ensure their online data is secure. Called Mitigator, the software-based system includes a plugin that users can install in their browser, which will give them a secure signal when they visit a website verified to process its data in compliance with the site’s privacy policy.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Code is not the only king in open source projects

photo of Alex Yun and Professors Jesse Hoey and Meiyappan Nagappan

In open source software repositories such as GitHub — an online platform for software development where developers store their projects and collaborate with other developers — the quality of a coder’s technical contributions is undoubtedly important. Such communities have long seen themselves as meritocracies where code is king and decisions are based solely on technical excellence.

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