News archive - September 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

In memory of our colleague, Professor Fahiem Bacchus, 1957–2022

photo of Professor Fahiem Bacchus

We are saddened to announce that our colleague, Professor Fahiem Bacchus, passed away on September 22, 2022. 

Professor Bacchus was a faculty member from 1988 to 1999 at Waterloo’s then Department of Computer Science, after which he joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto to assume the position of Professor.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Ninth annual Hack the North back live and in person at the University of Waterloo, catalyzing current and future student innovation

image on building with "Hack the North" on awning

After two years of virtual hackathons, more than 1,000 students returned to the University of Waterloo’s campus for this year’s Hack the North, Canada’s biggest hackathon. The annual event brings together student hackers and innovators at all levels of experience with technology experts and industry leaders from across the nation.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers awarded more than $283k in CFI funding

photo of CFI researchers Raouf Boutaba, Anita Layton, Jian Zhao

Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have been awarded more than $283k from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation to tackle national and global challenges.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Stacey Watson and colleagues win best paper award at MobileHCI 2022

photo of Professor Stacey Watson

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Stacey Watson, and their colleagues Manisha Kamarushi, Garreth Tigwell, and Roshan Peiris at Rochester Institute of Technology, have received a best paper award at MobileHCI 2022. Held annually, the ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction will take place virtually and in person in Vancouver this year from September 28 to October 1.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Meet Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo, a professor who researches networked systems that use software-defined networking and programmable data planes

photo of Professor Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo

Mina Tahmasbi Arashloo joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in summer 2022. Before coming to the University of Waterloo, she was a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University, working with Nate Foster and Rachit Agarwal. She received her PhD in computer science from Princeton, where she was advised by Jennifer Rexford. Mina also has a BSc in computer engineering from the Department of Computer Engineering at Sharif University of Technology.

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