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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Computer scientists receive nearly $250k for state-of-the-art infrastructure

photograph of Professor Maura Grossman

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

Monday, October 2, 2017

Results of Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contest

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.

Congratulations to the top three winners!

Friday, September 29, 2017

2017 Cheriton Research Symposium poster winners

photo of Ivana Kajić (on left) with David Cheriton

Each year, the David R. Cheriton Research Symposium holds a poster competition for graduate students. In total, 29 graduate students participated in the 2017 competition.

Posters were on display in the Great Hall, as students explained the theory behind and the results and impacts of their research to David R. Cheriton and a panel of judges.

Friday, September 29, 2017

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science launches new lab devoted to data science research

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.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PhD graduate Martin Derka, supervisor Therese Biedl and colleagues win best paper award at ISAAC 2017

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.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Professor Florian Kerschbaum awarded $120k NSERC DAC award

portrait of Professor Florian Kerschbaum

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.”

Monday, August 28, 2017

Professor Maura Grossman honoured for pioneering contributions to e-Discovery and legal technology

photograph of Professor Maura Grossman

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).

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Q and A with Xu Chu, a recent PhD graduate in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science

photography of Xu Chu

Xu Chu successfully defended his PhD in August 2017. He was supervised by Professor Ihab Ilyas, a member of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science’s Data Systems Group.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

An app for the perfect selfie

Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a smartphone app that helps people learn the art of taking great selfies.

Inside the app is an algorithm that directs the user where to position the camera allowing them to take the best shot possible.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Changing the world through tailored interactive games

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.