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Monday, October 29, 2018

Computer science student Amir-Hossein Karimi wins prestigious Alumni Gold Medal

photo of Amir-Hossein Karimi, Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur, Statistics and Actuarial Science Professor Ali Ghodsi

This article, by Ariana Mayer in University Relations, originally appeared on the University of Waterloo's home page as a feature.

Amir-Hossein Karimi had already worked as a software engineer at Facebook, BlackBerry and even founded a startup when he realized he wanted to go back to school.

Monday, October 29, 2018

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

photo of Olga Veksler and Yuri Boykov

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.

Friday, October 26, 2018

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

Mike Schaekermann, 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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The science of binge-watching: Professor Tim Brecht's research helps to make streaming possible without time-lags or interruption

photo of Professor Tim Brecht with Netflix on TV

The following is excerpted from “The science of binge-watching,” a research news article published by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Imagine the year is 1998. Streaming your favourite shows on the Internet is but a pipe dream and you can’t stay informed of current events due to technical problems. Millions of people around the world are trying to access credible news sites at the same time, causing the server to crash. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Virginia first state to use technology-assisted review to classify publicly released Kaine Administration emails

Research Professor Maura Grossman and Professor Gordon Cormack

Technology-assisted review (TAR) — an automated process used to select and prioritize documents for review, pioneered by Research Professor Maura Grossman and Professor Gordon Cormack — was used for the first time by a state archive to classify emails from the administration of former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine for release to the public.

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