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Friday, December 21, 2018

Q&A with Professor Shalev Ben-David

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Professor Shalev Ben-David completed his PhD at MIT in 2017 under the supervision of Scott Aaronson. He joined the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science as a faculty member in the summer of 2018 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland. 

Learn more about his research and where he sees it heading.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Velocity Graduate Student Startup Fund

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Have you considered building a startup from your research?

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The elephant in the room: AI tapped to help process a mountain of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s emails

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By Susangray Eakin Page

The following article appeared originally in the fall 2018 issue of Broadside, the Library of Virginia's periodical magazine. It is republished here with the Librarys permission.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In memoriam: Morven Gentleman

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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.