News archive - March 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Professor Robin Cohen receives 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award

Professor Robin Cohen

Professor Robin Cohen is one of four faculty members to receive a 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award, the University of Waterloo’s most prestigious honour for teaching excellence. The Distinguished Teacher Awards will be presented by Mario Coniglio, associate vice-president, academic, at the June convocation ceremony.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Scaling Hyperledger Fabric: Creating faster and more efficient transactions

photo of Professor Srinivasan Keshav, PhD candidate Christian Gorenflo and Professor Lukasz Golab

Originally built as a way to secure cryptocurrency transactions, blockchain is a digital platform that verifies and records exchanges. Blockchains are global networks that can have millions of users, each adding information or data that is secured through cryptography. This creates an indisputable history of these transactions that cannot be modified by a single user, eliminating opportunities for fraud, and it is this feature that has some heralding blockchain as a way of increasing cybersecurity.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Professor Raouf Boutaba and his graduate students, Yuhao Dong and Woojung Kim, develop new cybersecurity system that offers better protection against hacking and censorship

photo of Yuhao Dong and Raouf Boutaba

A new cybersecurity system developed by researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science has a set a new standard in the fight to protect people from malicious online attacks.   

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Priyank Jaini receives prestigious 2019 Borealis AI Graduate Fellowship

photo of Priyank Jaini

PhD candidate Priyank Jaini is one of 10 recipients nationally to receive a Borealis AI 2019 Graduate Fellowship.

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