Friday, July 31, 2020

Elevating haptics: A touchless elevator concept proposes an accessibility-driven solution to slowing the spread of COVID-19

photo of Tanay Singhal and Mahika Phutane

By Marisa Benjamin, Research Communications Officer, The Games Institute

Motivated by previous research that found that elevator buttons are a huge source of contamination, a new study co-authored by a Cheriton School of Computer Science student presents a touchless elevator concept to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

One-stop collection and analysis with Archive-It and the Archives Unleashed Project

photo of Ian Milligan, Jimmy Lin, Nick Ruest and Jefferson Bailey

Suppose you’re an archivist, librarian, or historian who’s trying to document and preserve for posterity a narrative of the COVID-19 pandemic or the ongoing Black Lives Matters protests. You’ll naturally be gathering documents from the web, and with tools available today it won’t be difficult to accumulate thousands or even millions of relevant records. How can you make sure that a scholar down the road can actually use the material that you’ve collected?

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Rapid Novor, cofounded by Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Bin Ma, secures $5-million USD to decode antibodies for potential treatments for COVID-19 and other illnesses

photo of Professor Bin Ma

A world-leading University of Waterloo spinoff company, that decodes blood samples for potential treatments for illnesses like cancer and COVID-19, is expanding operations with the help of a $5-million USD investment.

Bin Ma, a University of Waterloo computer science professor who cofounded Rapid Novor in 2015, says the company’s technology is the most advanced in the world when it comes to deciphering the complex workings of antibody proteins, a process called sequencing.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Cheriton faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students win four awards at ICSE 2020

composite photo of ICSE 2020 awardees

Cheriton School of Computer Science professors, and graduate and undergraduate students won four awards at ICSE 2020, the 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering.

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