Computer Science
Computer Science student takes ambition into another dimension

Computer Science student takes ambition into another dimension

Talk to Mouth Abuaysha and you’ll wonder how he finds the time to pursue extracurricular activities and interests. A third-year Computer Science student who admittedly wants to excel, he is regularly inundated with schoolwork. He’s also a research assistant at...

Ling, Thompson named among elite engineers

Ling, Thompson named among elite engineers

Computer Science professor Charles X. Ling and former Western Chancellor John Thompson, BESc’66, LLD’94, along with 48 other distinguished engineers, were recently inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Ling is an internationally known scholar in...

Student researcher wrestling with big data and a ‘tiny assassin’

Student researcher wrestling with big data and a ‘tiny assassin’

Kemi Ola’s research mission is to dethrone the deadliest animal on the planet – the mosquito. Consider these tiny assassins transmit life-threatening diseases, including malaria, that collectively kill more than one million people every year. With rising cross-border...

Libraries find million ways to educate the world

Libraries find million ways to educate the world

Western Libraries hit a big milestone at the beginning of the New Year, with the one-millionth download from the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) hub of the Scholarship@Western repository. The ETD was designed to provide a free, open-access way for people...

Seed of an idea sprouts Pod for young entrepreneurs

Seed of an idea sprouts Pod for young entrepreneurs

Almost overnight, and totally unexpectedly, four Western students have turned a project meant to streamline the 40-hour volunteer requirement for high school students into a successful enterprise. Pod is an online organization tool for clubs, causes and teams, created...

Positioned to build a smarter future

Positioned to build a smarter future

Even with access to 200 million pages of content, consuming four terabytes of disk storage, IBM’s Watson supercomputer wasn’t able to answer correctly every question during its 2011 Jeopardy appearance. The computer sometimes faltered and flopped – seemingly failing...

Nursing thesis tops September downloads

Nursing thesis tops September downloads

According to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Western’s Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository had 38,534 full-text downloads and 162 new submissions posted in September. The five most popular theses were: Barriers to Education in Homeless...

Offering up faster, deeper feedback

Offering up faster, deeper feedback

Surveys are not an effective solution to soliciting consumer feedback. And Robbie Goldfarb may just be the first person to figure this out. Goldfarb, a fourth-year Medical Sciences and Computer Science student at Western, recently launched Brevada, a start-up that...

Computer Science student arrested in Heartbleed investigation

Computer Science student arrested in Heartbleed investigation

As law enforcement continues its investigation into the Heartbleed security bug, which comprised computer systems the world over, a Western Computer Science student was arrested last week in connection with the breech, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Eight Western projects fueled by consortium

Eight Western projects fueled by consortium

The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) has provided Western researchers with access to much-needed infrastructure, including the high-performance IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputers and cloud computing and agile computing platforms that are unlike any others in Canada.

Western researchers meeting ‘Grand Challenges’

Western researchers meeting ‘Grand Challenges’

With four entries in Round 5 of the Grand Challenges Canada Stars in Global Health competition, Western is showcasing innovative research, expected to significantly impact healthcare around the world.

Collaboration leads to ‘something special’

In a non-descript room of an eerily quiet wing of South Street Hospital, Mandar Jog’s work may look like a game to some. But the outcome could have a tremendous impact when it comes to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological movement disorders.

On the clock: Competition places graduate research centre stage

While their complex research projects could – and often, do – fill hundreds of pages, Western graduate students had only three minutes to explain their work and its impact to a diverse audience as the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) hosted 3MT, a three-minute thesis competition developed at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia.

Santa’s got a brand new app

Thanks to Hamed Saadat, a third-year computer science student, Santa’s Delivery has arrived – just in time for the holidays.