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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan receives CANARIE Award to support surface water research

photo of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan has received a CANARIE Award to expand iEnvironment++, a software platform that supports environmental science and engineering research on surface water. CANARIE, a component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, yesterday announced 20 successful recipients of its research software funding call.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Eight CS professors become Vector Institute faculty affiliates

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science Vector 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.

Monday, September 24, 2018

2018 Cheriton Research Symposium poster winners

2018 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition

Each year, the Cheriton Research Symposium concludes with a poster session for Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients. In total, 23 students participated in the 2018 Cheriton Research Symposium poster competition.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2018 Loran Scholar pursuing computer science and business at the University of Waterloo

photo of Katherine Gotovsky

Katherine Gotovsky has been named a recipient of Canada’s largest and most comprehensive undergraduate merit award, conferred by the Loran Scholars Foundation.

This year, out of a pool of 5,023 applicants across the nation, and among 88 finalists, 34 earned the Loran Award, marking the largest class of scholars in the foundation’s history.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Yuhao Dong, Woojung Kim and Raouf Boutaba win best student paper award at Blockchain-2018

photo of Yuhoa Dong and Raouf Boutaba

Computer science doctoral student Yuhao Dong, master’s student Woojung Kim, along with their supervisor Professor Raouf Boutaba, have received the best student paper award at Blockchain-2018, the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Can labels on slot machines promote healthier gambling?

photo of slot machines

Professor Kevin Harrigan, Director of the Knowledge Translation Stream at Waterloo's Gambling Research Lab, and Professor Dan Brown, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, are determined to figure out the best way to educate players about the addictive properties of slot machines and how much money they might win or lose.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dallas Fraser, Andrew Kane and Frank Tompa win best paper award at DocEng 2018

photo o postdoctoral fellow Andrew Kane, MMath graduate Dallas Fraser, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Frank Tompa

Recent computer science PhD graduate and postdoctoral fellow Andrew Kane, MMath graduate Dallas Fraser, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Frank Tompa have received the best paper award at DocEng 2018, the 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Women in Computer Science offers programming workshops to the Waterloo community

photo of WiCS Python programming workshop

by Ivana Kajić, WiCS member and PhD student in computer science at the University of Waterloo, working in the Computational Neuroscience Research Group

Programming can help students achieve more in their studies and allow faculty and staff to make light of repetitive and routine tasks, but many shy away from programming because learning to code can seem daunting.

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