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.
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.
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.
Last Thursday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality, the protections the Obama administration put in place on the Internet two years ago.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.