Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How much is too much? Cheriton researchers balance information needs of parents with privacy of young children

photo of Anastasia Kuzminykh

Researchers at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science have developed a blueprint for designing effective information systems that will help parents receive efficient updates about their school-aged children.

The system comes out of a study that examined the use of technologies such as GPS, fitness trackers and surveillance applications and the best ways these can be used to inform parents while respecting privacy.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Raouf Boutaba and his graduate students win best paper awards at NetSoft 2019

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Raouf Boutaba, his graduate students and international colleagues have received two best paper awards at NetSoft 2019, the 5th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Charles Clarke, Gordon Cormack, Olga Vechtomova and colleagues win 2019 ACM SIGIR Test of Time Award

photo of Professors Charles Clarke, Gordon Cormack and Olga Vechtomova

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Charlie Clarke and Gordon Cormack, Management Sciences Professor Olga Vechtomova, along with their former graduate students Maheedhar KollaAzin AshkanStefan Büt

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Technovation team String Theorists develop award-winning disaster relief app

photo of Ellen Brisley and Leya Oommen

The following excerpt is from “Waterloo students develop award-winning disaster relief app,” an article by Namish Modi published on July 10, 2019 in WaterlooChronicle.ca, the city of Waterloo community website of Metroland West Media.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A strong negative result provides insight to improve RFID sensing systems

photo of Srinivasan Keshav, Liqiong Chang, Ju Wang and Omid Abari

Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, those ribbons of metal with a tiny chip, are found in countless objects. From key fobs and payment cards to library books and inventory in a factory, these embedded inexpensive tags provide a way to uniquely and wirelessly identify objects.

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