News archive - October 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Strong showing at virtual Waterloo-local ICPC-style programming contest

Waterloo-local ICPC-style programming contest

The International Collegiate Programming Contest is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university-level algorithmic programming contest in the world. Each year, more than 50,000 students from some 100 countries compete in regional competitions to earn a spot at the world finals.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Intrinsic plasticity improves learning in deep neural networks and provides a plausible explanation of how brains operate at a local neuronal level

photo of Nolan Shaw and Professor Jeff Orchard

Fascinating research that lies between neuroscience and artificial intelligence

Artificial neural networks have come to dominate the field of artificial intelligence. From self-driving cars to devices that recognize handwriting to interactive chatbots to astonishingly accurate online translators, artificial neural networks lie at the core of a staggering array recent AI developments.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Nashid Shahriar receives 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program

photo of Nashid Shahriar and Raouf Boutaba

Nashid Shahriar has received the 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program. He was a PhD student in the Systems and Networking group from May 2014 to July 2020, working under the supervision of Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science top CS program in Canada

photo of the Cheriton School of Computer Science

Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science has placed first in Canada, according to Maclean’s 2021 university rankings.

Based on program reputation, computer science at Waterloo shared the podium for first with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia, and based on research reputation, the Cheriton School tied for first with the University of Toronto.

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