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News archive - May 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

ACM recognizes Professor Khuzaima Daudjee as a 2018 Senior Member

Khuzaima Daudjee

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Professor Mei Nagappan receives early career achievement award from Mining Software Repositories Conference chairs

Mei Nagappan

Professor Mei Nagappan received an early career achievement award from the chairs of the International Conference on Mining Software Repositories. The award recognizes research outputs from exceptional candidates during early stages of their career.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Friendship groups can influence strategic voting and electoral outcomes

According to a study from the University of Waterloo the more diverse your friendship group the more likely you are to engage in strategic voting, which can lead to better electoral outcomes for the entire population.

The study further found that the more closely we associate with friends and colleagues who share a similar ideology, the more likely our view of the world is reinforced. This well-known property of social networks is known as homophily (often called the echo chamber effect) and is perhaps what’s behind the adage that birds of a feather flock together.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Canada brings home hardware from first trip to European Girls’ Mathematical Oympiad

The first-ever Canadian team to compete in the European Girls Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) returned home this month with three medals and an honourable mention.

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