News archive - April 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Cheriton CS alumnus Erik Demaine and colleagues publish mathematical proof on infinite folds

photo of Erik Demaine

Erik Demaine (CS PhD 2001) and a team of researchers, including his father, have published a proof on a geometric problem involving infinite folds — that any finite polyhedral manifold in three dimensions can be continuously flattened into two dimensions while preserving intrinsic distances and avoiding crossings.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Software engineering grad tackles the housing crisis

photo of Bilal Akhtar

When Bilal Akhtar graduated from Waterloo’s software engineering program in 2019 he saw a bright future ahead. Not only had he landed a dream job at Cockroach Labs, a database company where he interned during his undergraduate degree, but he also led the company’s expansion to create a Toronto-based office.

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