Thursday, November 4, 2021

Company co-founded by Cheriton School of Computer Science alums attracts $37-million CAD financing round

photo of Griffin Keglevich, Ruslan Nikolaev and Rob Khazzam

A company founded by two University of Waterloo graduates is on track to become a giant in the Canadian business-to-business credit card market.

Float, which was co-founded by Cheriton School of Computer Science alums Griffin Keglevich and Ruslan Nikolaev, recently brought in a whopping $37 million CAD in new investments.

The company’s third co-founder and current CEO, Rob Khazzam, who joined Float in March 2021, brings a wealth of experience in business and finance, having previously worked for Uber and various venture capital advisory firms.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Computer scientists developing method to identify disease biomarkers with high accuracy

photo of Fatema Tuz Zohora

Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science are incorporating a deep learning network into a more accurate method to identify disease biomarkers. The new method achieves up to 98 per cent detection of peptide features in a dataset. That means scientists and medical practitioners have a greater chance of discovering possible diseases through tissue sample analysis.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Can we reach consensus on how AI will be used, regulated and interwoven into society?

photo of Research Professor Maura R. Grossman

Maura R. Grossman, JD, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and an affiliate faculty member of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. She is also Principal at Maura Grossman Law, an eDiscovery law and consulting firm in Buffalo, New York.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Shihab Chowdhury awarded 2021 Alumni Gold Medal

photo of Shihab Chowdhury and Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science

Shihabur R. Chowdhury has received the 2021 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program. Conferred by Alumni Relations, the prestigious institutional award, which consists of an individually crafted 24-carat gold-plated medal embossed with the university’s seal on the front, has honoured top graduating students at convocation since 1970. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

All the information you need could be in your pocket

photo of Antony Albert Raj Irudayaraj and Nikhita Joshi with PocketView display devices

Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives and because of their portability we bring them everywhere, but viewing information on our devices isn’t always convenient, safe or possible. 

If your phone is tucked into a briefcase, backpack, pocket or purse, it must be removed or unlocked to see a message or notification. And digging through pockets and packs is awkward during meetings, difficult when carrying items, and possibly hazardous when running, biking or exercising.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cheriton School of Computer Science top-ranked CS program in Canada for second year

photograph of the Davis Centre

Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science has again been ranked first in Canada according to the Maclean’s 2022 university rankings just released. Based on program and research reputation, computer science at Waterloo shared the podium for first place with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia.

Monday, October 11, 2021

PhD student Shenghao Yang tackles the big problems

photo of Shenghao Yang

Part of being a PhD student is about confronting significant issues in a field of study. For Shenghao Yang, a second-year PhD student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, it’s not just about tackling issues in his field, but also one of the biggest problems facing the world — COVID-19.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Xi He coauthors book, Differential Privacy for Databases

photo of Professor Xi He holding her book, Differential Privacy for Databases

Xi He is an Assistant Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science and a member of the Data Systems Group. Her research interests span privacy and security for big-data management and analysis.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Hack the North 2021: Tapping into tech and gaining valuable skills along the way

composite image of students on Zoom

Most students develop an interest in technology and programming long before they begin their post-secondary education.

The path to becoming a developer, analyst or software engineer does not usually start in a computer science course at university, but in the opportunities available to students outside the classroom. One such opportunity is Hack the North — the annual hackathon sponsored by the Faculties of Mathematics and Engineering — taking place this weekend from Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Four computer science and two software engineering students named 2021 Schulich Leaders

photo of Saptarshi Bhattacherya, Alicia Bremer, Andrew Dong, Heidi Hon, Kushal Mujral and Eric Pei

The Cheriton School of Computer Science welcomes Saptarshi Bhattacherya, Alicia Bremer, Andrew Dong, Heidi Hon, Kushal Mujral and Eric Pei — six outstanding first-year students who have distinguished themselves academically as recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. 

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