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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Developing protocols for better Off-The-Record encryption

This article was featured originally at Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC), a knowledge mobilization network created to improve the public’s awareness of cybersecurity risks and to empower all to reduce those risks.

Cryptography done right has become increasingly important as the impacts of poor implementations are being felt by journalists, whistleblowers and political activists around the world.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Don Cowan and Ric Holt receive Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan and Professor Emeritus Richard C. “Ric” Holt have received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science from CS-Can/Info-Can, the national organization of Canadian computer science departments, schools and faculties.

Conferred annually, these prestigious awards recognize outstanding and sustained achievement in research, teaching and service.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mark Giesbrecht reappointed as Director of School of Computer Science

Professor Mark Giesbrecht has been reappointed as Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, a position he has held since July 2014.

Monday, January 29, 2018

RBC to open a cybersecurity lab and fund new research at the University of Waterloo

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is opening a cybersecurity lab and investing $1.78 million into research at the University of Waterloo to develop advanced cybersecurity and privacy tools.

Friday, January 26, 2018

New faculty member in computer science aims to create intelligent software–hardware systems for the Internet of Things

Omid Abari joins the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in the systems and networking research group. He specializes in developing wireless networks and mobile systems for the Internet of Things — interconnected devices that collect, share and analyze data.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Empowering girls by inspiring them to code in a fun and friendly female environment

Women were there in the beginning.

Women were the first computers — the people who performed complex mathematical calculations with pencil and chalk — and later, as the field of computer science emerged, they were the first programmers.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

How blockchain can democratize green power

Professor Srinivasan Keshav recently wrote an article for ​The Conversation Canada about how blockchain technologies could help homeowners sell their green electricity to their neighbours. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

IEEE elevates Professor Srinivasan Keshav to grade of Senior Member

Professor Srinivasan Keshav has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an honour bestowed to IEEE members who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Net neutrality: What is it and should Canadians be concerned?

Last Thursday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality, the protections the Obama administration put in place on the Internet two years ago. For those that live in the United States, this decision would allow Internet service providers to block or throttle access to content and services, ending a long-time principle that all web traffic must be treated equally.

What does the repeal of net neutrality mean for Canadians? Unlike the United States, Canada has strong protections for net neutrality and support for the rules enjoy broad political support.  

Friday, December 1, 2017

Professor Raouf Boutaba, postdocs, graduate students and international colleagues win best paper award at CNSM 2017

Professor Raouf Boutaba, PhD students Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury and Nashid Shahriar, postdoctoral fellows Sara Ayoubi and Reaz Ahmed and colleagues Jeebak Mitra and Liu Liu from Huawei Technologies received the best paper award at the 13th International Conference on Network and Service Management for their paper titled “MULE: Multi-Layer Virtual Network Embedding.”

The prestigious recognition consists of a certificate and a €500 award.