Ruidi Wei and Ava Pun receive the Jessie W. H. Zou Memorial Awards

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Two Computer Science students won the Jessie W. H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

This award was created by Computer Science Professor Ming Li and his family to honour his late wife Jessie Wenhui Zou. It recognizes excellence in undergraduate research and is valued at $1000.

photo of the winners

Ruidi Wei (left) and Ava Pun (right) were awarded for undergraduate research excellence.

Ruidi Wei, a final year Computer Science student, received this award in recognition of the research paper “Cryptographically Secure Private Record Linkage Using Locality-Sensitive Hashing.” He co-authored this paper under the supervision of Professor Florian Kerschbaum during the course of several undergraduate research projects. The other recipient, Ava Pun, a final year Computer Science and Combinatorics & Optimization major, was recognized for her research on simulating virtual training environments for autonomous vehicles, which she conducted at the start-up Waabi.

The students share their thoughts on receiving this award and their academic and career journey in the latest Math News article. 

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