Thursday, July 29, 2021

Eric Blais receives an Ontario Early Researcher Award to develop new theoretical foundations for sublinear-time algorithms

photo of Professor Eric Blais

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Eric Blais is one of nine researchers at the University of Waterloo to receive funding from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities through the Early Researcher Awards program

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

What’s in a developer’s name?

Reza Nadri, Gema Rodríguez-Pérez, and Mei Nagappan

In one of the most memorable speeches from William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet ponders, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Her message is clear — things are what they are no matter what name they are given. 

But what if your name, or more precisely what people perceive about you from just your name, affected how your contributions are viewed and valued? 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Themelio, blockchain start-up founded by CS PhD student Yuhao Dong, receives $1.5 million USD funding from Polychain Capital

photo of Yuhao Eric Dong

Themelio Labs, a blockchain-based start-up founded by Cheriton School of Computer Science doctoral student Yuhao Dong, has secured $1.5 million USD in seed funding from Polychain Capital, a digital asset investment fund based in San Francisco, California. The start-up is developing Themelio, an open-source public blockchain that aims to revolutionize the way blockchains are used in security-critical software systems.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Forsyth and his colleagues receive Brockett–Shapiro Actuarial Journal Award

photo of Peter Forsyth and two graphs from paper

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Forsyth, Professor Ken Vetzal from the School of Accounting and Finance, and Graham Westmacott, portfolio manager at PWL Capital, have received the 2021 Brockett–Shapiro Actuarial Journal Award from ARIA — the American Risk and Insurance Association. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

A rich and expansive career in mathematics and computer science — Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

photo of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

With a rich and expansive career in mathematics and computer science, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan can be regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of computer science at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Systems and networking research team receives Best Student Paper award at SIGMETRICS 2021

image depicting encrypted network traffic

Research conducted by recent CS master’s graduate Iman Akbari has received a Best Student Paper award at SIGMETRICS 2021, the flagship conference of the Association for Computing Machinery’s special interest group for the computer systems performance evaluation community.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Brad Glasbergen, Fangyu Wu and Khuzaima Daudjee receive Best Demonstration Award at SIGMOD/PODS 2021

photo of Brad Glasbergen, Fangyu Wu, Khuzaima Daudjee

Cheriton School of Computer Science PhD student Brad Glasbergen, recent CS undergraduate Fangyu Wu and Professor Khuzaima Daudjee have received the Best Demonstration Award at the 2021 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference for Dendrite, a proof-of-concept system they developed that allows data systems to adapt easily to changes in workload and system behaviour. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Abbas Abou Daya, Mohammad A. Salahuddin, Noura Limam and Raouf Boutaba receive a CNOM best paper award

photo of Abbas Abou Daya, Mohammad A. Salahuddin, Noura Limam, and Raouf Boutaba

Master’s graduate Abbas Abou Daya, Research Professors Mohammad A. Salahuddin and Noura Limam, and Cheriton School of Computer Science Director Raouf Boutaba have received a CNOM best paper award for their research presented at the 16th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management and published in the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

A passion for programming: An interview with Professor Ondrej Lhotak

photo of Professor Ondrej Lhotak

Ondřej Lhoták is an Associate Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Waterloo, and an MSc and PhD in computer science from McGill. He joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science as faculty in 2006.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Seven Cheriton School of Computer Science faculty members receive 2020 Outstanding Performance Award

photo of Byron Weber Becker, Eric Blais, Raouf Boutaba, Lori Case, Ihab Ilyas, Anna Lubiw and Pascal Poupart

Cheriton School of Computer Science faculty members Byron Weber Becker, Eric Blais, Raouf Boutaba, Lori Case, Ihab Ilyas, Anna Lubiw and Pascal Poupart have each received a 2020 Outstanding Performance Award. 

Established in 2005, these awards recognize University of Waterloo faculty members for their outstanding contributions to teaching, scholarship and service.

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