PhD student, Francisco Claude-Faust, has won a Google U.S./Canada PhD Fellowship in Search and Information Retrieval. He was the only Canadian recipient of 34 fellowships given worldwide to young researchers. In addition to his research at the Cheriton School under the direction of Professor Ian Munro, Francisco will be paired with a full-time "Googler" based on shared research interests.
Waterloo Programming team, coached by Cheriton Computer Science Professor Ondrej Lhotak, won a Bronze Medal at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals held this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. The team, comprised of Tyson Andre (1A SE), Brian Bi (1A CS), and Hanson Wang (2A CS), placed 12th overall and 2nd in North America. One hundred and five teams who won their regional contest competed.
CS Professor Don Cowan will be awarded the honorary degree, Doctor of Science, by the University of Guelph at Guelph's June convocation in recognition of his significant contributions to the fields of computer science and software engineering. Professor Cowan was the founding Chairman of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo and continues as an active researcher. His work has focused on simplifying access to the development of software systems and their use.