News archive - October 2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Wenhu Chen and Xi He named Canada CIFAR AI Chairs

photo of Professors Xi He and Wenhu Chen in the Davis Centre

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Wenhu Chen and Xi He have been named Canada CIFAR AI Chairs.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Meet Wenhu Chen, a professor who studies natural language processing, deep learning, knowledge representation and reasoning

photo of Professor Wenhu Chen in the Davis Centre

Wenhu Chen joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science in fall 2022 as an Assistant Professor. Before joining Waterloo as faculty, he was a Research Scientist at Google Research.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

FairBlock, start-up founded by recent master’s graduate Peyman Momeni, receives $400k USD equivalent funding from Cosmos

photo of Peyman Momeni in the Davis Centre

FairBlock, a start-up founded by recent master’s graduate Peyman Momeni, has received the equivalent of $400k USD funding from Cosmos, an ecosystem of apps and services that exchange digital assets and data using inter-blockchain communication protocols.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Computer science at Waterloo ranked number one nationally for third year in a row by Maclean’s

photo of students in the Davis Centre library

The Cheriton School of Computer Science has been ranked number one nationally for the third year in a row, according to the Maclean’s 2023 university rankings just released. Based on program and research reputation, computer science at Waterloo shared the podium for first place with CS programs at the University of British Columbia and University of Toronto.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan receives J.W. Graham Medal in Innovation and Computing

photo of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan (MSc ’61, PhD ’65) received an honorary J.W. Graham Medal in Innovation and Computing at the Wes Graham Symposium.

The award recognizes Professor Cowan’s “extensive academic career, pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, entrepreneurial spirit, and devotion to mentorship and knowledge sharing.”

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