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News archive - May 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Waterloo-based AI start-up Inductiv acquired by Apple

Ihab Ilyas

Waterloo-based Inductiv Inc., an AI start-up that uses machine learning to automate the task of identifying and correcting errors in data, has been bought by tech giant Apple.

Friday, May 29, 2020

WiCS receives $90,000 from NSERC to develop technology entrepreneurship programs for girls and young women

Young women attending a Women in Computer Science event

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) has received $90,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s PromoScience Program to establish Girls Mean Business. This new WiCS outreach program will encourage girls and young women in grades 6 to 12 to explore technology and to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Maura R. Grossman receives 2020 Faculty Teaching Award from Osgoode Hall Law School

Maura R. Grossman

Cheriton School of Computer Science Research Professor Maura R. Grossman was one of eight recipients of a Faculty Teaching or Service Award from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.

These prestigious awards are conferred to faculty members who bring out the best in Osgoode Hall Law School’s students and its community, inspiring them with their spirit of leadership and their dedication.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Analyzing data from social media can identify potential disease outbreaks

A cellphone with social media images

A new method to analyze social media data could help predict future outbreaks of diseases and viruses like COVID-19 and the measles.

In a new study, researchers from the University of Waterloo examined computer simulations to develop a new method of analyzing interactions on social media that can predict when a disease outbreak is likely.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Calculating the future of COVID

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A group of computer science students are applying big data practices to predicting the cease of COVID cases in Canada. Their findings? October 15, 2020.

Faced with this unprecedented situation of pivoting to online learning, many of Waterloo’s instructors wanted to get their students involved in research around COVID-19.

One such instructor is computer science professor Ali Abedi, who teaches two big data courses: Data Intensive Distributed Computing (CS451) and Data Intensive Distributed Analytics (CS431).

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