News archive - February 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Waterloo teams among the top 10 at the East Central NA Regional International Collegiate Programming Contest

image depicting the 2021 East Central NA Regional ICPC

Three teams of students from the Cheriton School of Computer Science, each with a triad of exceptional coders, competed on Saturday, February 26 at the 2021 East Central North America Regional International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Team Waterloo Gold, consisting of Chris Trevisan (CS 1B), Pang Wen Yuen (CS 2B) and Marian Dietz (a CS Master’s student), came in third, solving 11 of 13 algorithmic coding problems

Monday, February 28, 2022

PhD candidate Greg Philbrick receives Faculty of Mathematics Graduate Research Excellence Award

photo of Greg Philbrick

PhD candidate Greg Philbrick has been awarded a Faculty of Mathematics Graduate Research Excellence Award. The prestigious recognition comes with a cash prize of $5,000 and is conferred annually to a master’s or PhD student who has authored or co-authored an outstanding research paper.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

New funding advances Canadian leadership in cybersecurity, Waterloo CPI part of consortium

photo of Professor N. Asokan

The Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at the University of Waterloo is among a select few organizations involved in CSIN — Canada’s new Cyber Security Innovation Network.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Master’s student Cheryl Lao receives 2022 Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship

photo of Cheryl Lao

Cheryl Lao, a master’s student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, is one of 16 recipients across North America and one of four from Canada to receive a 2022 Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship. As a recipient of this prestigious award, she will receive $10,000 USD for education expenses and a year-long Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Universal blockchain interoperability network Axelar raises $35 million USD Series B funding, joins ranks of unicorns

photo of Professor Sergey Gorbunov

Axelar, a decentralized network that connects application builders with blockchain ecosystems, applications and users, has successfully completed a $35 million USD Series B funding round, bringing its market valuation to $1 billion USD.

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