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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.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Professor Srinivasan Keshav named IEEE Fellow, the Institute’s highest recognition

photo of Srinivasan Keshav

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Srinivasan Keshav has been named by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to fair queueing techniques and flow-control algorithms in computer networks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Waterloo programmers top the competition, earn spot in International Collegiate Programming Competition World Finals

International Collegiate Programming Competition East Central NA

Four teams of programmers from the University of Waterloo swept the top spots at an Association for Computing Machinery regional International Collegiate Programming Competition over the weekend. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Research Professor Maura Grossman member of panel discussing responsible AI

photo of Maura Grossman

The following is excerpted from an article by Craig Daniels, published in Communitech News on November 8, 2018

Governments, educators and private companies all must act quickly to rein in the biases and excesses of autonomous systems driven by powerful artificial intelligence, a lunchtime symposium at CIGI heard Wednesday. The price of not acting is an existential threat to the fabric of human society.