Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SE Capstone TagBull wins Velocity $5k pitch competition

SE Capstone team TagBull aims to harness the power of video game players to train artificial intelligence systems. An AI system for an autonomous vehicle, for example, might be trained to recognize pedestrians from thousands of photos of street scenes in which the pedestrians have been labelled by a person who plays video games. The gamer would earn in-game rewards for their efforts, and the dataset owner would pay TagBull and the video game company for the labelling work.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SE Capstone TagBull wins Velocity $5k pitch competition

SE Capstone team TagBull aims to harness the power of video game players to train artificial intelligence systems. An AI system for an autonomous vehicle, for example, might be trained to recognize pedestrians from thousands of photos of street scenes in which the pedestrians have been labelled by a person who plays video games. The gamer would earn in-game rewards for their efforts, and the dataset owner would pay TagBull and the video game company for the labelling work.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

SE student Céline O'Neil wins Karen Mark Scholarship

We are proud to announce that SE student Céline O'Neil won the Karen Mark Scholarship. "The scholarship is awarded annually to a third-year Engineering undergraduate female student based on excellent academic achievement and demonstrated involvement and contributions to student life at Waterloo." Céline has contributed to EngSoc in a variety of important roles over the last three years, with titles including Director, VP, Commissioner, and Staff.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

SE101 TA Rollen D'Souza wins SFF TA Award

SE101 Teaching Assistant (and SE alumnus) Rollen D'Souza won the Sanford Fleming Foundation Teaching Assistant Award. Way to go Rollen! This award is based on nominations from the students, and recognizes Rollen's extraordinary commitment to and mentorship of the students in their first term at the University of Waterloo.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

New SE Student Society off to a strong start

The Software Engineering students have created a new student society, SE Soc, to facilitate inter-cohort activities. Before the creation of the SE Soc, SE students had cohort-based representation from class reps and faculty-level representation from organizations such as the Math Society and the Engineering Society, but no level of organization to coordinate activities such as resume critiques, where older students help younger students within the SE program.

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