Friday, September 9, 2011

Stinson named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Doug Stinson of the Cheriton School of Computer Science has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest honour bestowed on scholars in arts, humanities and science. Recognized internationally for his research in the fields of cryptography, combinatorics and their interaction, Professor Stinson is the fourth member of the School to be honoured this decade.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Waterloo women excel at Games4Girls competition

University of Waterloo students placed 1st, 2nd, and also received an honourable mention at this year's Games4Girls Competition. For this contest, teams of up to four post-secondary school women create computer games for senior public school or high school girls using the “Game Maker” platform. This PC-based game development tool allows novice designers to create interesting games with basic technical skills, while providing a built-in programming language so more advanced users can customize their game program.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Claude-Faust wins 2011 Google PhD Fellowship

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.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Waterloo programming team wins bronze medal

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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Honorary degree for CS professor

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.

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