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Paul Ward

Associate Professor

Contact InformationPaul Ward

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33127
Location: DC 2643

Biography Summary

Paul Ward is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is also a faculty fellow at the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies.

Professor Ward’s expertise lies in the area of distributed systems and computer networks. In distributed computing, his work focuses on distributed-application management, and more generally on dependable and self-managing distributed systems, with a recent focus on fault detection and diagnosis in Web Services. Professor Ward’s work in networks focuses on raising the abstraction level of the network from one of packet delivery to a service-oriented network, specifically concentrating on problems of service discovery, and the problem of semantic coupling, both of functional and non-functional attributes. He has also studied problems of capacity and fairness in wireless mesh networks and routing in delay-tolerant networks.

Professor Ward co-holds two patents; ‘Brokering Web Mobile Services’ which provides a novel mobile web services discovery method that is capable of fulfilling the requirements from both the clients and providers. His second patent is a ‘Method for Solving Application Failures using Social Collaboration’ in which a computer-implemented method, system and computer usable program code for solving an application failure using social collaboration are provided.

Research Interests

  • Distributed Systems Management
  • Dependable Distributed Systems
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Peer-to-peer Computing
  • Wireless Mesh
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • Communication Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Education

  • 2002, Doctorate, PhD, University of Waterloo
  • 1998, Bachelor's, BScE, University of New Brunswick
  • 1993, Master's, MASc, University of Waterloo

Courses

  • ECE 356 - Database Systems
  • ECE 656 - Database Systems
  • ECE 150 - Fundamentals of Programming
  • ECE 650 - Methods and Tools for Software Engineering

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Hutton, R and Ward, Paul, Pros and Cons of Adaptive Expertise, , 2016
  • Rudafshani, Masoomeh and Ward, Paul AS, LeakSpot: detection and diagnosis of memory leaks in JavaScript applications, Software: Practice and Experience, 2016
  • Oyvind, Josok and Knox, Benjamin J and Helkala, Kirsi and Lugo, Ricardo G and Sutterlin, Stefan and Ward, Paul, Exploring the Hybrid Space Theoretical Framework Applying Cognitive Science in Military Cyberspace Operations, , 2016
  • Ward, Paul, Inside the Mind’s Eye of an Expert Athlete, , 2016
  • Ward, Paul and Hutton, R, Implications for Training Adaptive Expertise, , 2016
  • Suss, Joel and Ward, Paul, A cognitive human factors approach to understanding and training police decision-making in use-of-force incidents, , 2016
  • Diekfuss, Jed A and Ward, Paul and Raisbeck, Louisa D, Attention, workload, and performance: A dual-task simulated shooting study, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2016, 1 - 15
  • Basevitch, Itay and Tenenbaum, Gershon and Land, William M and Ward, Paul, Visual and skill effects on soccer passing performance, kinematics, and outcome estimations, Frontiers in psychology, 6, 2015
  • Belling, Patrick K and Sada, Jason and Ward, Paul, Assessing hitting skill in baseball using simulated and representative tasks, , 2015
  • Ward, Paul and Hoffman, Robert, Reflections on the science of perceptual-cognitive expertise in sport: Where have we been and where are we going?, , 2015
  • Raisbeck, Louisa D and Regal, Alison and Diekfuss, Jed A and Rhea, Christopher K and Ward, Paul, Influence of practice schedules and attention on skill development and retention, Human Movement Science, 43, 2015, 100 - 106
  • Suss, J and Ward, Paul, Predicting the future in perceptual-motor domains: perceptual anticipation, option generation and expertise, , 2015
  • Ward, Paul, The human factor: implications for professional development and patient safety, , 2015
  • Belling, Patrick K and Suss, Joel and Ward, Paul, The effect of time constraint on anticipation, decision making, and option generation in complex and dynamic environments, Cognition, Technology & Work, 17(3), 2015, 355 - 366
  • Hoffman, Robert R and Ward, Paul, Mentoring: A Leverage Point for Intelligent Systems?, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 30(5), 2015, 78 - 84
  • Petushek, Erich J and Cokely, Edward T and Ward, Paul and Durocher, John and Wallace, Sean and Myer, Gregory D, Visual estimation of ACL injury risk: Efficient assessment method, group differences, and expertise mechanisms, , 2015
  • Petushek, Erich J and Ward, Paul and Cokely, Edward T and Myer, Gregory D, Cross-professional differences in real-time assessment of ACL injury risk, , 2015
  • Raisbeck, Louisa D and Suss, Joel and Diekfuss, Jed A and Petushek, Erich and Ward, Paul, Skill-based changes in motor performance from attentional focus manipulations: a kinematic analysis, Ergonomics, 2015, 1 - 9
  • Petushek, Erich J and Cokely, Edward T and Ward, Paul and Durocher, John J and Wallace, Sean J and Myer, Gregory D, Injury Risk Estimation Expertise Assessing the ACL Injury Risk Estimation Quiz, The American journal of sports medicine, 43(7), 2015, 1640 - 1647
  • Belling, Patrick K and Suss, Joel and Ward, Paul, Advancing theory and application of cognitive research in sport: Using representative tasks to explain and predict skilled anticipation, decision-making, and option-generation behavior, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16, 2015, 45 - 59
  • Petushek, EJ and Cokely, ET and Ward, Paul and Myer, Gregory D, Injury prediction expertise: Cognitive-perceptual mechanisms of ACL-IQ., International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2015
  • Petushek, Erich J and Cokely, Edward T and Ward, Paul and Myer, Gregory D, Injury risk estimation expertise: Cognitive-perceptual mechanism of ACL-IQ, Journal of sport & exercise psychology, 37(3), 2015, 291 - 304
  • Belling, Patrick K and Ward, Paul, Time to start training: a review of cognitive research in sport and bridging the gap from academia to the field, Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 2015, 1219 - 1224
  • Basevitch, Itay and Rossato, C and Van Paridon, K and Tenenbaum, G and Ward, Paul and others, A multi-disciplinary examination of football development and performance: A perceptual-cognitive perspective, , 2015
  • Ward, Paul, Icons of Englishness: The Beefeaters at the Tower of London, 1826-1901, , 2015
  • Petushek, Erich J and Cokely, Edward T and Ward, Paul and Myer, Gregory D and Wallace, Sean, Expert Injury Risk Assessment: Investigating the ACL-IQ, , 2014
  • Petushek, E and Cokely, E and Ward, Paul and Krosshaug, Tron and Myer, Gregory, Visual assessment of ACL injury risk: Can expertise be achieved?, British journal of sports medicine, 48(7), 2014, 652 - 652
  • Ward, Paul, Verbal protocols, , 2014
  • Diekfuss, J and Ward, Paul and Raisbeck, LD, Somatic anxiety and skill level: The effects on skilled performance, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36, 2014
  • Iv, James Whyte and Hauber, Roxanne and Ward, Paul, The effect of a structured internship on the clinical performance of novice nurses?, Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(11), 2014
  • Belling, Patrick K and Ward, Paul, Spatial ability predicts domain-specific recognition skill better than anticipation skill in recreational-level soccer players, , 2014
  • Ward, Paul, Cognitive task analysis, , 2014
  • Ward, Paul, Accelerating expertise via Adaptive Cognitive Engineering (AcE2): Training game-reading and decision making skill in sport, , 2014
  • Jamshaid, Kamran and Ward, Paul and Karsten, Martin and Shihada, Basem, The efficacy of centralized flow rate control in 802.11-based wireless mesh networks, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2013(1), 2013, 1 - 17
  • Ward, Paul, Perceptual-cognitive skill: The sine qua non of expert performance., , 2013
  • Land, William M and Tenenbaum, Gershon and Ward, Paul and Marquardt, Christian and others, Examination of visual information as a mediator of external focus benefits, Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35(3), 2013, 250 - 259
  • Eccles, David W and Ward, Paul and Goldsmith, Elizabeth and Arsal, Guler, The relationship between retirement wealth and householders' lifetime personal financial and investing behaviors, Journal of Consumer Affairs, 47(3), 2013, 432 - 464
  • Ward, Paul and Ericsson, K Anders and Williams, A Mark, Complex perceptual-cognitive expertise in a simulated task environment, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 7(3), 2013, 231 - 254
  • Whyte, James and Pickett-Hauber, Roxanne and Ward, Paul and Eccles, David W and Harris, Kevin R, The relationship between standardized test scores and clinical performance, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(12), 2013
  • {o}sok, {O}yvind and Knox, Benjamin J and Helkala, Kirsi and Lugo, Ricardo G and Sütterlin, Stefan and Ward, Paul, Exploring the Hybrid Space, International Conference on Augmented Cognition, January 2016, 178 - 188
  • McFadden, Steven B and Ward, Paul AS, Improving Image Quality of Tiled Displays, International Conference Image Analysis and Recognition, January 2015, 22 - 29
  • Brohman, Kathryn and Ward, Paul, Commercialization of technology research for benefit, Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering, January 2015, 340 - 343
  • Belling, Patrick K and Suss, Joel and Ward, Paul, Cognitive Processes Supporting Recognition in Complex and Dynamic Tasks, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, January 2014, 290 - 294
  • Ward, Paul AS and Naik, Kshirasagar and Schmidtke, Jakub, Efficient Hashing for Dynamic Per-Flow Network-Interface Selection, 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, January 2014, 441 - 448
  • Champion, Michael and Jariwala, Shree and Ward, Paul and Cooke, Nancy J, Using Cognitive Task Analysis to Investigate the Contribution of Informal Education to Developing Cyber Security Expertise, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, January 2014, 310 - 314
  • McFadden, Steven B and Ward, Paul AS, A new image quality assessment database for tiled images, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, January 2014
  • Suss, Joel and Belling, Patrick and Ward, Paul, Use of Cognitive Task Analysis to Probe Option-Generation in Law Enforcement, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, January 2014, 280 - 284
  • McFadden, Steven B and Ward, Paul AS, Towards a new image quality metric for evaluating the effects of tiled displays, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), January 2014, 561 - 565
  • King, Harriet C and Pastel, Robert and Ward, Paul and Wallace, Charles, Extrinsic Motivation and User Performance, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, January 2013, 1017 - 1021
  • Armstrong, Nicholas DR and Ward, Paul AS, Just-in-time push prefetching: Accelerating the mobile web, Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 2013 IEEE 27th International Conference on, January 2013, 1064 - 1071
  • Belling, Patrick K and Suss, Joel and Ward, Paul, Investigating constraints on decision making strategies, Proceedings of the 11th international conference on naturalistic decision making (NDM 2013), Marseille, France, January 2013, 21 - 24
  • Suss, Joel and Ward, Paul, Investigating Perceptual Anticipation in a Naturalistic Task using a Temporal Occlusion Paradigm A Method for Determining Optimal Occlusion Points, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, January 2013, 304 - 308
  • Regal, Alison and Ward, Paul and Raisbeck, Louisa, Skill acquisition and the influence of attentional focus and practice schedules, JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, January 2013
  • Son, Giyeong and Ward, Paul AS, Bit-Rate Selection in Multi-vehicular Networks, Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 2013 IEEE 27th International Conference on, January 2013, 716 - 723
  • Belling, Patrick K and Ward, Paul, The effectiveness of an online test of anticipation at predicting skill and option generation behavior, JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, January 2013
  • Diekfuss, Jed and LaFave, Chase C and Suss, Joel and Raisbeck, Louisa D and Ward, Paul, Try not to think about it: Why expert shooters miss their mark, JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, January 2013
  • Hoffman, Robert R and Ward, Paul and Feltovich, Paul J and DiBello, Lia and Fiore, Stephen M and Andrews, Dee H, Accelerated expertise: Training for high proficiency in a complex world,
  • Schmidtke, Jakub and Ward, Paul, Transmitting data over a plurality of different networks, January