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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Eric Blais receives an Ontario Early Researcher Award to develop new theoretical foundations for sublinear-time algorithms

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Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Eric Blais is one of nine researchers at the University of Waterloo to receive funding from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities through the Early Researcher Awards program

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

What’s in a developer’s name?

Reza Nadri, Gema Rodríguez-Pérez, and Mei Nagappan

In one of the most memorable speeches from William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet ponders, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Her message is clear — things are what they are no matter what name they are given. 

But what if your name, or more precisely what people perceive about you from just your name, affected how your contributions are viewed and valued? 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Themelio, blockchain start-up founded by CS PhD student Yuhao Dong, receives $1.5 million USD funding from Polychain Capital

photo of Yuhao Eric Dong

Themelio Labs, a blockchain-based start-up founded by Cheriton School of Computer Science doctoral student Yuhao Dong, has secured $1.5 million USD in seed funding from Polychain Capital, a digital asset investment fund based in San Francisco, California. The start-up is developing Themelio, an open-source public blockchain that aims to revolutionize the way blockchains are used in security-critical software systems.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Forsyth and his colleagues receive Brockett–Shapiro Actuarial Journal Award

photo of Peter Forsyth and two graphs from paper

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Peter Forsyth, Professor Ken Vetzal from the School of Accounting and Finance, and Graham Westmacott, portfolio manager at PWL Capital, have received the 2021 Brockett–Shapiro Actuarial Journal Award from ARIA — the American Risk and Insurance Association. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

A rich and expansive career in mathematics and computer science — Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

photo of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

With a rich and expansive career in mathematics and computer science, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan can be regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of computer science at the University of Waterloo.

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