News archive - November 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

Dan Vogel and Drini Cami using the pen

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

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.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Waterloo programmers earn top spots in programming competition

ACM logo

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Carbon emissions will start to dictate stock prices

Pollution from smoke stacks

Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

The researchers further determined that the failure of companies within the emission-intensive sector to take carbon reduction actions could start negatively impacting the general stock market in as little as 10 years’ time.

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