Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Beyond Tradition – A documentary about Waterloo and its early days in computer science research and application

Screen grab of Wes Graham, Waterloo's father of computing

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ken McLaughlin has spent his career uncovering and shaping the stories of our local communities into urban portraits that breathe with the life of great biographies. 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Jason Hu and Ondrej Lhoták receive a Distinguished Paper Award at POPL 2020

Recent MMath graduate Jason Hu and Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ondřej Lhoták have received a Distinguished Paper Award at POPL 2020, the 47thACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers use FLAIR to increase the speed of data retrieval

Ahmed Alquraan, Samer Al-Kiswany and Ibrahim Kettaneh in server room

Computer scientists at Waterloo’s David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science have found a novel approach that significantly improves the storage efficiency and output speed of computer systems. 

Current data storage systems use only one storage server to process information, making them slow to retrieve information to display for the user. A backup server only becomes active if the main storage server fails. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Steven Feng and Shannon Veitch selected for honorable mention in CRA’s 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards

photo of Shannon Veitch and Steven Feng

Undergraduate students Steven Feng and Shannon Veitch have each received a prestigious honorable mention for their research from the Computing Research Association. The annual CRA awards program recognizes undergraduate students from universities across North America who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing science.

Friday, November 29, 2019

New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger

photo of Ju Wang, Omid Abari, Daniel Vogel and Keiko Katsuragawa

Researchers at the David R. Cheriton Cheriton School of Computer Science have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways.

Called Tip-Tap, the device is inexpensive and battery-free because it uses radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to sense when fingertips touch. The device could be added to disposable surgical gloves, allowing surgeons to access preoperative planning diagrams in an operating room. 

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