A team of four Waterloo students took first prize in the first Citadel and Citadel Securities Data Open datathon competition of 2018. The event drew 80 competitors from Waterloo, University of Toronto and University of Montreal. The winning team, which included Waterloo computer science student Richard Wu, will compete in the championship against approximately 20 other teams later this year.
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.