News archive - October 2023

Monday, October 30, 2023

Professor Jo Atlee named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Professor Jo Atlee by University of Waterloo sign

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Jo Atlee has been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, a recognition conferred for her foundational research in software engineering and her advocacy for women in computer science.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Fairblock, company co-founded by Cheriton alumnus Peyman Momeni, secures $2.5M USD for privacy of decentralized applications

photo of Peyman Momeni in the Davis Centre

Fairblock, a company co-founded by Cheriton School of Computer Science master’s graduate Peyman Momeni, has secured $2.5 million to build infrastructure to bring conditional encryption and pre-execution privacy to blockchains. 

The recent funding round was led by Galileo Ventures and supported by a consortium of investment firms that include Lemniscap, Dialectic, Robot Ventures, GSR, Chorus One, Dorahacks, and Reverie, as well as several angel investors.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Einstein shape makes TIME’s 2023 Best Inventions List

photo of Craig S. Kaplan in front of a wall of hat-shaped einstein tiles in the newly renovated CG lab

Earlier this year, Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Craig S. Kaplan and his international colleagues David Smith, Joseph Myers and Chaim Goodman-Strauss discovered a single shape, which they called the hat, that tiles the plane — an infinite, two-dimensional surface — in a pattern that can never be made to repeat. 

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Using machine learning to discover the structure of glycoproteins, diverse molecules that perform a myriad of functions in organisms

photo of Qianqiu Zhang in the Davis Centre

Glycoproteins are a diverse class of molecules in which one or more sugar molecules — what are known as glycans — are attached to protein molecules. More than half of all proteins in human cells are thought to be glycoproteins.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

CS grad David Khazzam wins K.D. Fryer Gold Medal

photo of recent CS graduate David Khazzam

For David Khazzam, one of the great joys of university was getting to do a little bit of everything.

David is this year’s recipient of the Faculty of Mathematics K. D. Fryer Gold Medal, an honour given to a student who exemplifies academic excellence, good citizenship, and involvement in extracurricular activities. He graduates this Friday with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree.

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