Imagine travelling back to the year 2000 and telling someone that in less than two decades we will carry slim rectangular devices that are connected wirelessly to the world. The devices will have crystal-clear screens and run dozens of computer applications, from banking and financial management programs to fitness monitoring and health games among countless others. And all of these applications will be controlled not by a keyboard or mouse but by tapping and swiping a finger across the device’s interactive display.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan along with colleague and research associate Kyle Young received the Award of Merit from the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area, for developing volunteer-matching software that is used locally, provincially and nationally.
Supercomputer named after James Wesley (Wes) Graham, a Canadian pioneer in the computing industry, former mathematics professor at the University of Waterloo and father of its world-renown computing program.
CareerCast.com, a site to search for job opportunities by industry, function and location, has prepared an annual Jobs Rated report for almost three decades. Over those years, the workplace has evolved and changed dramatically, but one trend is clear: as the world becomes ever-more connected, quantitative and drenched in data, careers in computer science will increasingly take centre stage.
INRIA, the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, has created a new international chair and appointed Professor Raouf Boutaba to hold the position for five years, between 2017 and 2021. During his tenure, Boutaba will visit and collaborate with researchers at the INRIA Nancy – Grand Est research centre in Villers-lès-Nancy and at other INRIA sites in France.
The earliest example of cryptography — the study and practice of techniques to make communications secure — is thought to be a section of nonstandard hieroglyphics that was inscribed on the tomb of Khnumhotep II, an Egyptian nobleman who served pharaoh Amenemhat nearly 4,000 years ago.
Professor Jesse Hoey, along with professor Mei Nagappan and international collaborators, have received a grant for more than $850,000 CAD from the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (T-AP) for their proposal titled “THEMIS.COG: Theoretical And Empirical Modeling Of Identity And Sentiments In Collaborative Groups.”
Lap Chi Lau, associate professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been named a 2016 Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher.
Conferred by CS-Can/Info-Can, these prestigious awards recognize young computer science faculty members at Canadian universities who have received their PhD within the past 10 years and made highly significant contributions in their careers, particularly to research.