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Monday, October 22, 2018

Virginia first state to use technology-assisted review to classify publicly released Kaine Administration emails

Research Professor Maura Grossman and Professor Gordon Cormack

Technology-assisted review (TAR) — an automated process used to select and prioritize documents for review, pioneered by Research Professor Maura Grossman and Professor Gordon Cormack — was used for the first time by a state archive to classify emails from the administration of former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine for release to the public.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Dallas Fraser, Andrew Kane and Frank Tompa win best paper award at DocEng 2018

photo of Andrew Kane, Dallas Fraser, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Frank Tompa

Recent computer science PhD graduate and postdoctoral fellow Andrew Kane, MMath graduate Dallas Fraser, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Frank Tompa have received the best paper award at DocEng 2018, the 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Data systems researchers reveal real-world challenges in graph processing

Sihem Amer-Yahia, Semih Salihoglu, Siddhartha Sahu, Amine Mhedhbi, Ozsu, Jimmy Lin

One often-heard complaint is that academics labour away in their ivory towers, divorced from happenings in the real world. A few years ago, Professor Semih Salihoglu of the Data Systems Group at the University of Waterloo' Cheriton School of Computer Science noticed exactly this for graph processing.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

TAR allows timely pre-confirmation review of Kavanaugh documents

photo of Maura Grossman

As Judge Brett Kavanaugh faces the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, debate rages on Capitol Hill if sufficient time is available for senators to substantially review the 42,000 documents released the night before his hearing was scheduled to begin concerning his time in the George W. Bush White House.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Getting your TV to better understand you

Researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Maryland have collaborated with the Comcast Applied AI Research Lab to improve the voice query understanding capabilities of the Comcast Xfinity X1 entertainment platform.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Professor David Toman promoted to full professor

The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science is pleased to announce that Professor David Toman has been promoted to full professor effective July 1, 2018.

“Congratulations to David,” said Dan Brown, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “This much-deserved promotion highlights the excellent contributions he has made in teaching and research, and we all celebrate this important milestone with him.”

Professor David Toman

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Michael Abebe receives prestigious 2018 Facebook Emerging Scholar Award

PhD student Michael Abebe is one of six recipients worldwide and the only recipient from Canada to receive a prestigious 2018 Facebook Emerging Scholar Award.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Professor Tamer Özsu named 2018 Cheriton Faculty Fellow

Professor Tamer Özsu of the Data Systems Group, along with Professor Ed Lank of the Human-Computer Interation Group, have been named 2018 David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellows, positions they will hold until 2021. These prestigious three-year fellowships support the work of leading faculty members in the School of Computer Science and are made possible through the David R. Cheriton Endowment for Excellence in Computer Science.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Professor Maura Grossman’s expertise in legal search sought to assist in privilege review of documents in US v. Cohen case

Although federal prosecutors in the United States had originally objected to the appointment of an independent person to review materials the FBI seized from Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, they officially withdrew their opposition.

Friday, May 11, 2018

ACM recognizes Professor Khuzaima Daudjee as a 2018 Senior Member

The Association for Computing Machinery has named David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Khuzaima Daudjee an ACM Senior Member.