The Marsland Fellowship in Information Technology provides a visible, enduring legacy for the Marsland family’s support of information technology at the University of Waterloo. The fellowship also provides a key element in supporting the expansion of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science.
Current Marsland Fellow
Jeffrey Shallit is a professor in the School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics, where he has taught since 1990. He received an AB in mathematics from Princeton in 1979 and a Ph.D. from Berkeley in mathematics in 1983, and has taught previously at the University of Chicago and Dartmouth College.
He has written or co-written approximately 300 articles for the peer-reviewed mathematics and science literature on number theory, automata theory, combinatorics, combinatorics on words, theory of computation, algorithms, algebra, and the history of mathematics. He has also written or co-written five books, published by MIT Press and Cambridge University Press.
He was elected as a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters in 2020, and named as an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2008.
Previous Marsland Fellows