Thursday, December 23, 2021

Chance favours the prepared mind: CS student Richard Xie brings AI to real estate

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During his inaugural lecture at the University of Lille in 1854, the French microbiologist and chemist Louis Pasteur said, “In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind.”

Pasteur’s reflection is as true today as it was more than a century and a half ago. Those who observe the world keenly with minds that have been primed by experience and education will see novel ideas to pursue, original opportunities to explore.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Former CS student Vitalik Buterin named in Forbes ‘30 under 30 hall of fame’

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Former computer science student Vitalik Buterin, founder of the cryptocurrency Ethereum, has been named in the recent Forbes ‘30 under 30 hall of fame.’

On this tenth anniversary of the Forbes 30 under 30 lists, the publication included a best of the best from the past ten years, noting those who had been named the most times or consistently in the lists.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Professor Ihab Ilyas named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Ihab Ilyas has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to data integration, data cleaning and rank-aware query processing.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

University Professor Ian Munro’s Golden Jubilee — 50 years at the University of Waterloo

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Ian Munro joined the University of Waterloo as a faculty member 50 years ago this fall, just before defending his PhD thesis at the University of Toronto. 

Monday, November 15, 2021

In memory of our friend and colleague, Professor Farhad Mavaddat, 1941–2021

photo of Professor Farhad Mavaddat

We are saddened to announce that our colleague and friend Farhad Mavaddat, retired Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2021 at the age of 80. 

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