News archive - October 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

All the information you need could be in your pocket

photo of Antony Albert Raj Irudayaraj and Nikhita Joshi with PocketView display devices

Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives and because of their portability we bring them everywhere, but viewing information on our devices isn’t always convenient, safe or possible. 

If your phone is tucked into a briefcase, backpack, pocket or purse, it must be removed or unlocked to see a message or notification. And digging through pockets and packs is awkward during meetings, difficult when carrying items, and possibly hazardous when running, biking or exercising.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cheriton School of Computer Science top ranked CS program in Canada for second year

photograph of the Davis Centre

Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science has again been ranked first in Canada according to the Maclean’s 2022 university rankings just released. Based on program and research reputation, computer science at Waterloo shared the podium for first place with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia.

Monday, October 11, 2021

PhD student Shenghao Yang tackles the big problems

photo of Shenghao Yang

Part of being a PhD student is about confronting significant issues in a field of study. For Shenghao Yang, a second-year PhD student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, it’s not just about tackling issues in his field, but also one of the biggest problems facing the world — COVID-19.

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