Friday, October 16, 2020

Nashid Shahriar receives 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program

photo of Nashid Shahriar and Raouf Boutaba

Nashid Shahriar has received the 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program. He was a PhD student in the Systems and Networking group from May 2014 to July 2020, working under the supervision of Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science top CS program in Canada

photo of the Cheriton School of Computer Science

Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science has placed first in Canada, according to Maclean’s 2021 university rankings.

Based on program reputation, computer science at Waterloo shared the podium for first with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia, and based on research reputation, the Cheriton School tied for first with the University of Toronto.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chaperone, a smartphone locking and loss-prevention system

photo of Jiayi Chen in front of the Davis Centre

We often think of a smartphone as merely a communications device, but it’s a networked computer so small, powerful and indispensable in our lives that we carry one wherever we go. But this same portability means a smartphone can be easily misplaced or left behind, and because of its value as a pricey pocket computer and as a data access and storage device, smartphones are also targeted by opportunists, thieves and attackers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Meet Toshiya Hachisuka, a professor of creative informatics whose research helps unify various algorithms for light transport simulation

photo of Professor Toshiya Hachisuka

Toshiya Hachisuka joined the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science as an Associate Professor in September 2020. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, where he led his research group on computer graphics. Before coming to the University of Tokyo, he was an Assistant Professor from 2011 to 2014 at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Five computer science and software engineering students named 2020 Schulich Leaders

composite photo of 2020 Schulich Leaders

More than doubling last year’s recipient pool, incoming Waterloo students are recognized with $80,000 and $100,000 Schulich Scholarships

A group of exceptionally talented incoming students are making their way to Waterloo with a prestigious scholarship in tow.

Thanks to a $100+ million investment by entrepreneur and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, Waterloo has more than doubled its recipient pool from previous years, allowing selected students pursuing STEM programs to begin their post-secondary careers with an extra $80,000 or $100,000.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers members of one of the first 5G smart campuses in Canada

photo of Raouf Boutaba, Samer Al-Kiswany and Martin Karsten

The University of Waterloo and Rogers Communications partner on advanced research for Canadian-made 5G solutions in a real-world setting

The University of Waterloo has become one of the first 5G smart campuses in Canada as part of a partnership with Rogers Communications that leverages the University’s global leadership in computing, engineering and co-operative education.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Hung Pham receives an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ASE 2020

photo of Hung Pham, Lin Tan and Yaoliang Yu

PhD candidate Hung Pham has received an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at ASE 2020, the 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. He is cosupervised by Professor Lin Tan at Purdue University and adjunct professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo and Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Yaoliang Yu.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Meet Shane McIntosh, a professor of software engineering whose research leads to more efficient and reliable software systems

photo of Professor Shane McIntosh

Shane McIntosh joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science this summer as an associate professor. His research area is empirical software engineering, with more specific focuses on release engineering and software quality. He has made many significant research contributions in intelligent release pipelines, code review analysis, and mining software repositories.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Stavros Birmpilis wins a Distinguished Student Author Award at ISSAC 2020

photo of Stavros Birmpilis

PhD candidate Stavros Birmpilis, co-supervised by Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors George Labahn and Arne Storjohann, has won one of two Distinguished Student Author Awards at ISSAC 2020, the 45th International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation.

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