Thursday, October 21, 2021

Shihab Chowdhury awarded 2021 Alumni Gold Medal

photo of Shihab Chowdhury and Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science

Shihabur R. Chowdhury has received the 2021 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program. Conferred by Alumni Relations, the prestigious institutional award, which consists of an individually crafted 24-carat gold-plated medal embossed with the university’s seal on the front and personalized with the recipient’s name on the back, has honoured top graduating students at convocation since 1970. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

All the information you need could be in your pocket

photo of Antony Albert Raj Irudayaraj and Nikhita Joshi with PocketView display devices

Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives and because of their portability we bring them everywhere, but viewing information on our devices isn’t always convenient, safe or possible. 

If your phone is tucked into a briefcase, backpack, pocket or purse, it must be removed or unlocked to see a message or notification. And digging through pockets and packs is awkward during meetings, difficult when carrying items, and possibly hazardous when running, biking or exercising.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cheriton School of Computer Science top ranked CS program in Canada for second year

photograph of the Davis Centre

Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science has again been ranked first in Canada according to the Maclean’s 2022 university rankings just released. Based on program and research reputation, computer science at Waterloo shared the podium for first place with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia.

Monday, October 11, 2021

PhD student Shenghao Yang tackles the big problems

photo of Shenghao Yang

Part of being a PhD student is about confronting significant issues in a field of study. For Shenghao Yang, a second-year PhD student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, it’s not just about tackling issues in his field, but also one of the biggest problems facing the world — COVID-19.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Xi He coauthors book, Differential Privacy for Databases

photo of Professor Xi He holding her book, Differential Privacy for Databases

Xi He is an Assistant Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science and a member of the Data Systems Group. Her research interests span privacy and security for big-data management and analysis.

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