News archive - June 2023

Friday, June 30, 2023

How secure are voice authentication systems really?

image depicting a voice authenication system

Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have discovered a method of attack that can successfully bypass voice authentication security systems with up to a 99% success rate after only six tries.

Voice authentication — which allows companies to verify the identity of their clients via a supposedly unique voiceprint — has increasingly been used in remote banking, call centres and other security-critical scenarios.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Justin Wan appointed Assistant Vice-President for Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Professor Justin Wan in the Davis Centre

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Justin Wan has been appointed one of two Assistant Vice Presidents for Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs for a two-year term. He is joined in this position by Professor Clarence Woudsma from the School of Planning.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Computer Science students on autonomous racing team

photo of an autonomous race car

Last weekend, University of Waterloo students on a multi-school autonomous racing team achieved a personal best speed of 173.8 kph at a race on the Monza F1 Circuit in Milan, Italy.

The race, which featured five teams with members from universities around the world, was the Waterloo students’ fifth race, and the first on a road course rather than a banked oval track.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Waterloo hosts 14th International Conference on Computational Creativity

14th International Conference on Computational Creativity partcipants and presenters

The University of Waterloo hosted this week the 14th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC), held over five days at Federation Hall.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Meet Sihang Liu, a professor who studies computer systems and architecture

photo of Professor Sihang Liu

Sihang Liu joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in 2023. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, where he was advised by Professor Samira Khan. His doctoral research focused on building system support for a new memory technology called persistent memory, spanning both the software and hardware stacks. He has a B.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Michigan through the dual-degree program.

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