Category Archives: In the News

Catherine Stinson comments on the op-Ed written by OpenAI GPT-3

Catherine Stinson, Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Philosophy Department, discusses the op-Ed written by OpenAI Robot GPT-3 in an interview on Ontario Morning with CBC Radio. To listen to the interview with Stinson on CBC Radio, start … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn comments on the recent data breach by Canadian real-estate company Brookfield Residential

Canadian real-estate company Brookfield Residential has faced a data breach by DarkSide,  a new ransomware group  has downloaded  confidential data from the company’s website.  Professor David Skillicorn provides further details on the hacker’s potential strategy behind the attack. Read the … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn comments on security concerns associated with the TikTok app

With social media platforms being widely used, security and privacy becomes something of the past. Among all popular platforms, TikTok poses the greatest amount of concerns and risks to one’s security. Professor David Skillicorn speaks with Global News and shares … Continue reading

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Professor David Skillicorn comments on the cybersecurity attack at the Royal Military College

In response to the recent unknown data breach that took place at the Royal Military College,  all staff have been advised not to use any of the computers on site until further notice. Professor David Skillicorn shares his thoughts on … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn comments on the efficacy of the COVID-19 contact tracing app

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, the uncertainty of contracting the virus still remains. In an effort to bridge this gap, the Trudeau government will launch a smartphone app which will alert Canadians when they’ve been in contact with someone … Continue reading

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Amber Simpson receives funding from NFRF 2019 Exploration Competition

Congrats to Amber Simpson who received funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2019 Exploration competition along with colleague Sharday Mosurinjohn. They have received $250,000 to develop a cancer digital twin from 400,000 medical images that predicts the … Continue reading

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Wendy Powley Receives Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award

The School of Computing is happy to announce that Wendy Powley is the recipient of the Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award 2020. The Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award recognizes undergraduate or graduate teaching or professional teaching that has … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn discusses the risk of package theft on Global TV National

Dr. Skillicorn says people stealing packages are taking a risk because they don’t know if the homeowner has a camera installed. A U.S. study shows over 11 million households have fallen victim to thieves stealing packages that are being delivered … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn discusses 5G technology on CBC Radio

As the Liberal Government decides who is going to build our 5G cell phone networks, former US National Security Advisor says don’t allow China’s Huawei to do it. Expert at Queen’s University shares what he thinks about this. Listen in … Continue reading

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David Skillicorn talks to Global News on Preventing Extremist Content on Social Media

In the wake of the shooting that was live streamed at the Christchurch Mosque on March 15th, 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern  has called a Christchurch Call to Action Summit, a push for tech companies to prevent users … Continue reading

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