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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In memoriam: Morven Gentleman

photo of Professor William Morven Gentleman

The following in memoriam appeared originally in the Daily Bulletin on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Former faculty member William Morven Gentleman died on December 13, 2018.

Morven Gentleman joined the University of Waterloo in July 1969 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Analysis and Computer Science (now the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science) and later the Department of Statistics. He was later promoted to Associate Professor.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers study catastrophic effects network failures have on cloud-computing systems

photo of Hatem Takruri, Ahmed Alquraan, Mohammed Alfatafta and Samer Al-Kiswany

Computer clusters power everything from Google and Facebook to online retail and banking. They’re comprised of hundreds or even thousands of machines connected together by networks, typically in a vast data centre. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

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

photo of Professor Shai Ben-David

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.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Professor Shai Ben-David and colleagues prove that some problems in statistical machine learning cannot be resolved

photo of Professor Shai Ben-David

One of the most important results in logic is Kurt Gödel’s work from 1931 that proved that some questions in mathematics cannot be resolved — that mathematics has limits.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Using different hand grips to expand the versatility of a digital pen

photo of Professor Dan Vogel and Drini Cami

Anyone who’s used a pen with a tablet appreciates how precisely the instrument allows them to write, draw, and manipulate objects. A pen is natural input device, one that’s much more nuanced than a mouse or touchpad. Despite its precision and ease of use, many tablet applications still need menus, buttons, and widgets for a user to switch between tools, to set their attributes, and to issue commands.

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