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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Using different hand grips to expand the versatility of a digital pen

photo of Professor Dan Vogel and Drini Cami

Anyone who’s used a pen with a tablet appreciates how precisely the instrument allows them to write, draw, and manipulate objects. A pen is natural input device, one that’s much more nuanced than a mouse or touchpad. Despite its precision and ease of use, many tablet applications still need menus, buttons, and widgets for a user to switch between tools, to set their attributes, and to issue commands.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Professor Srinivasan Keshav named IEEE Fellow, the Institute’s highest recognition

photo of Srinivasan Keshav

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Srinivasan Keshav has been named by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to fair queueing techniques and flow-control algorithms in computer networks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Waterloo programmers top the competition, earn spot in International Collegiate Programming Competition World Finals

International Collegiate Programming Competition East Central NA

Four teams of programmers from the University of Waterloo swept the top spots at an Association for Computing Machinery regional International Collegiate Programming Competition over the weekend. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Computer science student Amir-Hossein Karimi wins prestigious Alumni Gold Medal

photo of Amir-Hossein Karimi, Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur, Statistics and Actuarial Science Professor Ali Ghodsi

This article, by Ariana Mayer in University Relations, originally appeared on the University of Waterloo's home page as a feature.

Amir-Hossein Karimi had already worked as a software engineer at Facebook, BlackBerry and even founded a startup when he realized he wanted to go back to school.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The science of binge-watching: Professor Tim Brecht's research helps to make streaming possible without time-lags or interruption

photo of Professor Tim Brecht with Netflix on TV

The following is excerpted from “The science of binge-watching,” a research news article published by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Imagine the year is 1998. Streaming your favourite shows on the Internet is but a pipe dream and you can’t stay informed of current events due to technical problems. Millions of people around the world are trying to access credible news sites at the same time, causing the server to crash. 

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