Friday, April 8, 2022

Company founded by two Cheriton alums named among the 2022 C100 Fellows

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Float, a company that offers corporate credit card and accounting services and was co-founded by Cheriton School of Computer Science alums Griffin Keglevich and Ruslan Nikolaev, has been named among the 2022 C100 Fellows

Thursday, April 7, 2022

CS remains Waterloo’s top-ranked subject and 25th internationally according to 2022 QS World University Rankings

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Computer science remains the University of Waterloo’s top-ranked subject internationally, coming in at 25th among the world’s top universities, according to the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by subject released on April 6, 2022.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Cheriton PhD alumnus Mazen Melibari among the most prominent AI experts in the Arab world according to MIT Technology Review

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Dr. Mazen Melibari, Assistant Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia, has been recognized by MIT Technology Review (Arabic version) as among the 30 most prominent experts in artificial intelligence in the Arab world for the year 2022.

Dr. Melibari obtained his PhD in computer science in 2016 at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors Pascal Poupart and Edward Lank.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Cheriton CS alumnus Erik Demaine and colleagues publish mathematical proof on infinite folds

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Erik Demaine (CS PhD 2001) and a team of researchers, including his father, have published a proof on a geometric problem involving infinite folds — that any finite polyhedral manifold in three dimensions can be continuously flattened into two dimensions while preserving intrinsic distances and avoiding crossings.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Software engineering grad tackles the housing crisis

photo of Bilal Akhtar

When Bilal Akhtar graduated from Waterloo’s software engineering program in 2019 he saw a bright future ahead. Not only had he landed a dream job at Cockroach Labs, a database company where he interned during his undergraduate degree, but he also led the company’s expansion to create a Toronto-based office.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao receive unrestricted grants from Meta’s Reality Labs Research to build the metaverse

photo of Professors Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao

Professors Daniel Vogel and Jian Zhao are among a select group of researchers across Canada who are recipients of unrestricted funding from Reality Labs Research. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

In memory of our friend, mentor and colleague, Professor Edward Lank, 1972–2022

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We are saddened to announce that our dear friend, mentor and colleague Edward Lank, Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, passed away on March 21, 2022 at the age of 49.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Jason Amri addresses the global plastic waste crisis with his company 3cycle

photo of Jason Amri

Jason Amri is an undergraduate student studying computer science and business jointly at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Along with taking classes and working 9 to 5 for a co-op employer, the star student is also an entrepreneur and a shining example of Waterloo’s spirit of innovation.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers, student featured in Waterloo’s 2022 Global Impact Report

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The University of Waterloo’s 2022 Global Impact Report has just been released and it features several researchers from the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Published annually, the Global Impact Report demonstrates how our exceptional students and faculty are connecting across disciplines and finding solutions to create a prosperous and equitable future.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Remembering Gus German (1942–2022), pioneer in Waterloo computer science

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We are saddened to announce that Robert Angus “Gus” German — one of the original “WATFOR kids” — passed away on March 12, 2022 at age 79.

Gus is remembered by friends and colleagues in the Cheriton School of Computer Science and the Faculty of Mathematics as one of the pioneers who helped establish the university’s reputation as a leader in computer science in the 1960s.

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