Thursday, January 26, 2023

Cheriton School of Computer Science data systems researchers receive 2022 ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Award

photo of Ken Salem, Mushi Wang and Semih Salihoglu

Cheriton students Jeremy Chen, Yuqing Huang and Mushi Wang and Professors Semih Salihoğlu and Ken Salem have received a 2022 ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Award for their paper “Accurate summary-based cardinality estimation through the lens of cardinality estimation graphs.” No stranger to scholarly recognition, this research earlier received the Best Experiment, Analysis and Benchmark Award at VLDB 2022, the 48th International Conference on Very Large Databases, where it was presented originally.

Friday, January 20, 2023

CS alum and start-up founder Ian MacKinnon giving inaugural talk at Math Innovation Office’s Entrepreneurship and Impact Series

image depicting the Entrepreneurship and Impact Series

Computer Science alumnus and start-up founder Ian MacKinnon is visiting campus for an “Ask Me Anything” session on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 4:30 p.m., kicking off the first in a new Entrepreneurship and Impact Series from the Math Innovation Office.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Jimmy Lin named a 2022 ACM Fellow

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Professor Jimmy Lin has been named a 2022 ACM Fellow for his contributions to question answering, information retrieval, and natural language processing.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Waterloo's Cheriton researchers lead university and industry consortium to develop secure 5G mobile networks, advance Canada’s security and defence

photo of Raouf Boutaba, Noura Limam and Diogo Barradas
  • The project will focus on secure and reliable end-to-end network slicing for 5G mobile and beyond networks in collaboration with leading Canadian companies including BlackBerry, Rockport Networks, and NoviFlow
  • BlackBerry to develop novel technologies to support Zero Trust approach to software supply chain
  • Rockport scale fabrics to support AI at the edge for safety-critical autonomous systems
  • NoviFlow high-performance SDN network operating software to support the deployment of the multi-access edge cloud

Thursday, December 15, 2022

ACM names Khuzaima Daudjee Distinguished Member

photo of Professor Khuzaima Daudjee

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Khuzaima Daudjee a Distinguished Member for his outstanding scientific contributions to computing.

“On behalf of ACM and the Distinguished Member Committee, I am delighted that you are among the inductees honored with this designation and congratulate you on this well-deserved recognition,” wrote Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Chair of the ACM Distinguished Member Committee, in her letter to Professor Daudjee.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Penelope Schankula, a Cheriton School of Computer Science student who helps build cybersecurity systems

photo of Penelope Schankula

The following is a condensed article by Rose Simone; see original at

Penelope Schankula (BCS in progress) is a builder. She may not have been aware of that when she took a co-op job at the cybersecurity company Arctic Wolf in Waterloo, but she is part of a new generation helping build the region’s cybersecurity cluster today. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Waterloo.AI’s Industry Day: Data — The Fuel for AI

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The following is a condensed article by Bill Bean; see original at

Monday, November 28, 2022

Meet Sujaya Maiyya, a professor who builds secure, high-performance data systems

photo of Professor Sujaya Maiyya on bench in Waterloo rock garden

Sujaya Maiyya joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in fall 2022. Her research is in the design of secure, high-performance data systems. She has a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she developed a series of protocols that enable secure, fault-tolerant data management on both trusted and untrusted computing infrastructure.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Jo Atlee, Krzysztof Czarnecki and their former students receive ten-year most influential paper award at VaMoS 2023

photo of Professors Jo Atlee and Krzysztof Czarnecki in the Waterloo rock garden

Computer Science Professor Jo Atlee, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Krzysztof Czarnecki, and their former students have been awarded a ten-year most influential paper award to be conferred at VaMoS 2023. Also known as the 17th International Working Conference on Variability Modelling of Software-Intensive Systems, the annual meeting will take place from January 25 to 27, 2023 in Odense, Denmark.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Software engineering student among winners at Velocity 5K finals

photo of the four winning teams at Velocity's 5K finals

The excitement was palpable as eight teams made their last effort to convince a panel of judges that their business idea deserved one of four $5,000 awards at Velocity’s $5K pitch competition. Among them was RelayMD, one of four finalists that won a top prize at the Velocity 5K final competition held on November 23, 2022.

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