Kamran Tirdad and Pedram Ghodsnia, in collaboration with Cheriton professors, J. Ian Munro and Alejandro López-Ortiz won the Best Student Paper Award for their paper COCA Filters: Co-Occurrence Aware Bloom Filters at the 18th edition of the Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval.
A paper entitled, "An Exploratory Study of the Evolution of Communicated Information about the Execution of Large Software Systems," by Weiyi (Ian) Shang, Zhen Ming (Jack) Jiang, Bram Adams, Ahmed E. Hassan, Michael W. Godfrey, Mohamed Nasser, Parminder Flora, won best paper at the 18th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering held in Limerick, Ireland this October. "While there are several authors, all but one of them, Adams, have strong Waterloo ties," said Cheriton Professor Michael Godfrey.
Jeremy Clark of the Cheriton School of Computer Science will be in attendance at fall convocation to receive the Doctoral Alumni Gold medal for outstanding academic achievement. "Jeremy's research record, which is both diverse and of very high quality, is astonishing for someone just completing a Ph.D," wrote the School's Director, David Taylor. Professor Urs Hengartner, who supervised Jeremy's work, described him as an enthusiastic researcher with a broad set of interests, covering such diverse topics as cryptography, usability, computational finance, and game theory.