Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Ali José Mashtizadeh and Omid Abari awarded CFI funding

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded funding to 23 University of Waterloo researchers for infrastructure, among them Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Ali José Mashtizadeh and co-PI Trevor Brown to develop scalable systems software for next generation architectures, and Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Omid Abari to develop intelligent software-hardware systems for the Internet of Things.

The announcement was made on Monday, August 12, 2019 by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, as part of a $61 million investment for state-of-the-art research labs and equipment through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund that will support 261 projects across Canada.

The John R. Evans Leaders Fund helps exceptional researchers at universities across Canada conduct leading-edge research by giving them the tools and equipment they need to become leaders in their field.

“Researchers in Canada know that cutting-edge tools and labs are necessary to make discoveries and innovate,” said The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. “Their ground-breaking contributions to science and research have an enormous impact on the breakthroughs that help make our visions for a better future a reality.”

Congratulations to Ali and Omid for their successfully funded applications.

  • Ali José Mashtizadeh and Trevor Brown: Scalable systems software for next generation architectures ($101,000)
  • Omid Salehi-Abari: Intelligent connectivity lab: Software-hardware systems for the Internet of Things ($150,000)
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