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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

First-year computer science student Joey Yu earns gold medal at 2018 IOI

Waterloo team at 2018 International Olympiad in Informatics

The 2018 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), held this year in Tsukuba, Japan, is an annual competitive programming competition for secondary school students and consists of two days of computer programming and algorithmic problem-solving. 

Joey Yu, a graduate of Thornhill Secondary School and now a first-year student in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, finished 26th in the gruelling contest, earning a gold medal.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Waterloo students win $20,000 at Citadel and Citadel Securities datathon

 Winning students: Thomas Arab Alexander, Pranav Barot, Ryan Kinnear, Richard Wu

A team of four Waterloo students took first prize in the first Citadel and Citadel Securities Data Open datathon competition of 2018. The event drew 80 competitors from Waterloo, University of Toronto and University of Montreal. The winning team, which included Waterloo computer science student Richard Wu, will compete in the championship against approximately 20 other teams later this year.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Waterloo computer science students top-ranking North American team in international programming competition

A trio of computer science students from the University of Waterloo were among the top programmers from 128 universities across six continents invited to battle it out in Rapid City, South Dakota on May 24, 2017 at the 41st Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals.

Monday, August 24, 2015

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science names Jo Atlee as First Director of Women in Computer Science

Jo Atlee

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science professor Joanne Atlee has been appointed as the first director of Women in Computer Science. A long time advocate of supporting women in computer science, Atlee explains that she is happy to take on the role and continue pushing for women to feel comfortable and confident in the field.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Waterloo Black Wins ACM Regional Programming Contest at Windsor, Ontario

The Waterloo Black team finished 1st at the East Central North America Association for Computing Machinery Regional Programming Contest in Windsor, Ontario this past weekend. The Waterloo Red and Gold teams, which comprised of only first and second year students, placed impressively 7th and 8th place respectively.