Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have been awarded more than $283k from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation to tackle national and global challenges.
The CFI funding announced today is part of the Government of Canada’s investment of $64 million in research infrastructure to support 251 projects at 40 universities across the nation. Of these nationally funded projects, 23 are to University of Waterloo investigators of which three are led or co-led by professors at the Cheriton School of Computer Science.
“Canada is world-renowned for our state-of-the-art institutions and talented researchers,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “Through this Fund, our government is strengthening our leadership and competitive advantage by supporting Canadians to pursue discoveries, overcome challenges and innovate to make a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable future for all.”
|Project title||Funding amount||Investigators|
|Timely and privacy-preserving threat intelligence using machine learning||$85,000||Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director, Cheriton School of Computer Science|
|A data-informed model for predicting kidney outcomes||$118,221||Anita Layton, Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematical Biology and Medicine; Associate Dean, Research and International, Faculty of Mathematics; Professor of Applied Mathematics, with co-applicant Raouf Boutaba|
|Human-machine collaborative visual data exploration and analytics||$80,000||Jian Zhao, Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science|