News archive - February 2023

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Mahbod Majid receives Faculty of Mathematics Graduate Research Excellence Award

photo of Mahbod Majid

Recent computer science master’s graduate Mahbod Majid has been awarded a 2023 Faculty of Mathematics Graduate Research Excellence Award. The prestigious recognition comes with a $5,000 cash prize and is conferred annually to two graduate students in the Faculty of Mathematics who have authored or co-authored an outstanding research paper.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Sepehr Assadi awarded 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship

photo of Professor Sepehr Assadi in Sloan Research Fellowship graphic

Sepehr Assadi, who is joining the Cheriton School of Computer Science as an Associate Professor in July 2023, is one of 125 recipients of a 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University and a member of its Theory of Computing group.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Niki Hasrati and Shai Ben-David receive best paper award at ALT 2023

photo of Niki Hasrati and Professor Shai Ben-David

Master’s candidate Niki Hasrati and Professor Shai Ben-David have received the best paper award at ALT 2023, the 34th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory. This year, the annual meeting that explores the theoretical and algorithmic aspects of machine learning will take place in Singapore from February 20 to 23.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

A rising star: Undergrad CS student Sarah Wilson is making an impact in her first term

photo of Sarah Wilson in lab

When Sarah Wilson graduated high school a year early and started in the Computer Science program at Waterloo, there were big expectations. As a high school student, Sarah was elected as a student trustee for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, served as chair of the Ontario Student Voice Awards with the Ontario Student Trustee Association, and volunteered in several community roles.

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