Friday, September 20, 2019

Professors Lap Chi Lau and Daniel Vogel named 2019–2022 Cheriton Faculty Fellows

photo of Professors Lap Chi Lau and Daniel Vogel

Professors Lap Chi Lau and Daniel Vogel have been named 2019 David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellows, positions they will hold until 2022. These prestigious three-year fellowships support the work of leading faculty members in the Cheriton School of Computer Science and are made possible through the David R.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Steven Feng, Aaron Li and Jesse Hoey develop virtual assistants with personality to help individuals with mental illness

photo of Jesse Hoey, Steven Feng and Aaron Li

Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have pioneered a new method that could be used to develop more natural automated virtual assistants to help people suffering from mental illness. 

Called SMERTI (pronounced smarty), the new method enables virtual assistants to use natural language and emotional cues that change depending on the relationship and situations in which they are used. The result allows for the development of virtual assistants that better connect with people they are used to help.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Melissa McCorriston receives Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

photo of Melissa McCorriston

Melissa McCorriston has received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. These $17,500 scholarships recognize promising scholars and researchers in Ontario and support their further studies in a top provincial artificial intelligence–related master’s program.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

mmX, a new millimetre-wave network that can support billions of connected devices

photo of Ali Abedi, Omid Abari Soroush Ameli

More than 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected to be online by 2025. These connected devices will bring many new applications to our daily lives — everything from smart thermostats that sense and adjust room temperature independently, to cameras that monitor road congestion so traffic flows more efficiently, to high data rate sensors that will make self-driving cars possible.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

photo of Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

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