Alumni startup Andela receives $180 million investment
Back in 2016, on a sticky late-August day, a guy named Mark walked through the streets of Yaba, a historic neighbourhood in Lagos, Nigeria. He was keeping it low key. Just a few handlers and security guards sweating buckets in the heat as they all made the two-kilometre journey on foot.
Making your house “smart” could soon become cheaper and easier, thanks to new technology developed by researchers at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science.
Their recent study describes an approach that can be used to deploy, for the first time, battery-free sensors in a home using existing WiFi networks. Previous attempts to use battery-free sensors ran into some obstacles, making the efforts impractical. These hurdles include the need to modify existing WiFi access points, challenges with security protocols, and the need to use energy-hungry components.
Maura R. Grossman is a Research Professor and Director of Women in Computer Science at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, as well as an eDiscovery attorney and consultant in Buffalo, New York.
A team of five students from the University of Waterloo has won the CBC Digital Products Award at CBC/Radio-Canada’s Hackathon 2019, the public broadcaster’s first-ever national bilingual hackathon held simultaneously at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto and at Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal.
Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Bin Ma has received $462,998 in research support from Genome Canada for an ambitious three-year project titled “Software for peptide identification and quantification from large mass spectrometry data using data independent acquisition.”