This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's Cheriton School of Computer Science .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

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  • Quantum Ray Marching: Reformulating Light Transport for Quantum Computers 

    Mosier, Logan (University of Waterloo, 2023-11-27)
    The use of quantum computers in computer graphics has gained some interest in recent years, especially for the application of rendering. The current state of the art in quantum rendering relies on Grover's search for finding ...
  • Update-Aware Information Extraction 

    Kassaie, Besat (University of Waterloo, 2023-11-20)
    Information extraction programs (extractors) can be applied to documents to isolate structured versions of some content by creating tabular records corresponding to facts found in the documents. When extracted relations ...
  • Perceptual Allowances of Anamorphic Interaction Cues in Spatial Augmented Reality 

    Lao, Cheryl (University of Waterloo, 2023-10-17)
    Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) enables the projection of digital content directly on the physical environment without the use of wearable displays. In spaces where viewers are encouraged to explore different locations, ...
  • Themelio: a new blockchain paradigm 

    Dong, Yuhao (University of Waterloo, 2023-10-10)
    Public blockchains hold great promise in building protocols that uphold security properties like transparency and consistency based on internal, incentivized cryptoeconomic mechanisms rather than preexisting trust in ...
  • GraphflowDB: Scalable Query Processing on Graph-Structured Relations 

    Mhedhbi, Amine (University of Waterloo, 2023-10-02)
    Finding patterns over graph-structured datasets is ubiquitous and integral to a wide range of analytical applications, e.g., recommendation and fraud detection. When expressed in the high-level query languages of database ...
  • Cracking the Code: Unraveling Gender Disparities in Open-Source Contributions 

    Abbas, Norhan Abbas Fathy (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-28)
    Within the world of open source software (OSS) development, previous research has shown that the success rate of pull requests (PRs) may exhibit gender-related imbalances. In this work, we seek to examine which factors ...
  • CLPush: Proactive Cache Transfers in NUMA Applications 

    Pathak, Gautam (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-26)
    Modern Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) systems support a thread count of as much as 128 threads to support high performance applications. These systems usually employ a scalable cache-coherent directory mechanism to ensure ...
  • Android Access Control Recommendation as a Deep Learning Task 

    Vagavolu, Dheeraj (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-25)
    Android enforces access control checks to protect sensitive framework APIs. If not properly protected, framework APIs can open the door for malicious apps to access sensitive resources without having the necessary privileges. ...
  • Sampling-based Predictive Database Buffer Management 

    Vanderkooy, Theodore (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-25)
    This thesis presents a database buffer caching policy that uses information about long- running scans to estimate future accesses. These estimates are used to approximate the optimal caching policy, which requires knowledge ...
  • High Level Concurrency in C∀ 

    Parsons, Colby (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-25)
    Concurrent programs are notoriously hard to write and even harder to debug. Furthermore concurrent programs must be performant, as the introduction of concurrency into a program is often done to achieve some form of speedup. ...
  • The Pair Cache Problem 

    Khodaee, SayedMohammadAmin (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-25)
    This thesis investigates the pair cache problem, a unique variation of the classic cache replacement problem where each element is stored in two pages, and the cache only needs one of these pages to respond to a query. The ...
  • Mindless Scroll: An Infinite Scroll Abstract Colouring App for Mindfulness 

    Zassman, Saralin (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-25)
    We design and evaluate Mindless Scroll, a mobile application for mindfulness that encourages a slow and deliberate approach to colouring. The app renders an infinite scroll of generated geometric tilings that reveal ...

    Irudayaraj, Antony Albert Raj (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-22)
    In a conventional display, pixels are constrained within the rectangular or circular boundaries of the device. This thesis explores moving pixels from a screen into the surrounding environment to form ubiquitous displays. ...
  • Fire Detection using RF Signals 

    Ma, Kai (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-20)
    Structural fires can be a major threat to life and property. Contemporary smoke alarms suffer from drawbacks such as long response times, lack of penetration through walls, and nuisance (false-positive) alarms. In this ...
  • Effective Math-Aware Ad-Hoc Retrieval based on Structure Search and Semantic Similarities 

    Zhong, Wei (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-15)
    Despite the prevalence of digital scientific and educational contents on the Internet, only a few search engines are capable to retrieve them efficiently and effectively. The main challenge in freely searching scientific ...
  • Differentially-private Multiparty Clustering 

    Ahmed, Abdelrahman (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-13)
    In an era marked by the widespread application of Machine Learning (ML) across diverse domains, the necessity of privacy-preserving techniques has become paramount. The Euclidean k-Means problem, a fundamental component ...
  • Transforming the Reading Experience of Scientific Documents with Polymorphism 

    Masson, Damien (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-07)
    Despite the opportunities created by digital reading, documents remain mostly static and mimic paper. Any improvement in the shape or form of documents has to come from authors who contend with current digital formats, ...
  • Information Access Using Neural Networks For Diverse Domains And Sources 

    Xie, Yuqing (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-05)
    The ever-increasing volume of web-based documents poses a challenge in efficiently accessing specialized knowledge from domain-specific sources, requiring a profound understanding of the domain and substantial comprehension ...
  • Compiler-Based Approach to Enhance BliMe Hardware Usability 

    Duan, Xiaohe (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-05)
    Outsourced computing has emerged as an efficient platform for data processing, but it has raised security concerns due to potential exposure of sensitive data through runtime and side-channel attacks. To address these ...
  • Perceptions and Practicalities for Private Machine Learning 

    Kacsmar, Bailey (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-01)
    data they and their partners hold while maintaining data subjects' privacy. In this thesis I show that private computation, such as private machine learning, can increase end-users' acceptance of data sharing practices, ...

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