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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Professor Robin Cohen receives 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award

Professor Robin Cohen is one of four faculty members to receive a 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award, the University of Waterloo’s most prestigious honour for teaching excellence. The Distinguished Teacher Awards will be presented by Mario Coniglio, associate vice-president, academic, at the June convocation ceremony.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Professor Shai Ben-David and colleagues’ work on machine learning featured as front-page article on Nature

Professor Shai Ben-David and his colleagues Pavel Hrubes, Shay Moran, Amir Shpilka and Amir Yehudayoff have shown that a simple machine learning problem — whether an algorithm can extract a pattern from limited data — is mathematically unsolvable because it is linked to inherent shortcomings of mathematics discovered by Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel in the 1930s.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Professor Shai Ben-David and colleagues win best paper award at NeurIPS 2018

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Shai Ben-David, his former PhD student Hassan Ashtiani, now an Assistant Professor at McMaster University, along with colleagues Christopher Liaw, Abbas Mehrabian and Yaniv Plan, have received a best paper award at NeurIPS 2018, the 32ndAnnual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Meet Professors Olga Veksler and Yuri Boykov, two computer vision researchers who recently joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science

Professors Olga Veksler and Yuri Boykov joined the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science earlier this year. Previously, both were full professors in the Department of Computer Science at Western University, where they were faculty members for 14 years.

Their research interests are in the area of computer vision. In particular, Olga’s interests are in visual correspondence and image segmentation, and Yuri’s also include 3D reconstruction and biomedical image analysis.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Mike Schaekermann, Joslin Goh, Kate Larson and Edith Law win best paper award at CSCW 18

Computer science doctoral student Mike Schaekermann, Dr. Joslin Goh and Schaekermann’s cosupervisors, Professors Kate Larson and Edith Law, have received a best paper award at CSCW 18, the 21stACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Eight CS professors become Vector Institute faculty affiliates

The Vector Institute drives excellence and leadership in Canada’s knowledge, creation and use of artificial intelligence to foster economic growth and improve the lives of Canadians. The institute is dedicated to the transformative field of artificial intelligence, excelling in machine and deep learning research.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Professor Robin Cohen receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association

Professor Robin Cohen has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association. She is the first female recipient of the Association’s highest honour, an award that is conferred to individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding research excellence in artificial intelligence during the course of their academic career.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perfectly sharp photo now a reality: Improved image selection for focus stacking in digital photography

When you look at a scenic mountain photo typically everything in the distance is in sharp focus. But this scene might be even more captivating if something striking were in the foreground, perhaps a field of wild flowers in peak bloom. The problem is if the flowers are close to the lens relative to the mountains it’s impossible for all elements in the photo to be in perfect focus — if the flowers are sharp, the distant mountains will be blurry and vice versa.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Michael Cormier wins the Murray Martin Prize for Best Research Paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student

We live in a world increasingly dependent on the Internet for information retrieval, social interaction and general leisure. A growing number of Internet users with cognitive or visual impairments need assistive technology to make information accessible to them, but visually complex web pages can be difficult to navigate for assistive technology.