News archive - March 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Computer Science student Jessica Bohm receives Co-op Student of the Year award

composite image of CS student Jessica Bohm in front of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

Jessica Bohm, a fourth-year Computer Science student, is one of six Waterloo students to receive a 2023 Co-op Student of the Year award.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Raouf Boutaba receives Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision

photo of Professor Raouf Boutaba

Professor Raouf Boutaba, Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science, has received the Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision, a recognition conferred annually since 2005 by Waterloo’s Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association.

Nomination for the award is based on submissions from former graduate students. In addition to the honour, recipients also receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

University Professor M. Tamer Özsu receives 2024 IEEE TCDE Education Award

photo of University Professor M. Tamer Özsu

University Professor M. Tamer Özsu has received the 2024 IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering Education Award for his fundamental contributions to data management and data science pedagogy. One of four prestigious annual awards conferred by IEEE TCDE, the Education Award recognizes database researchers who have made an impact on data engineering education, including impact on the next generation of data engineering practitioners and researchers.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Waterloo Blockchain growing by leaps and bounds

image depicting cryptocurrency

Fahim Ahmed is a computer science and finance student at Waterloo, and the president and co-founder of Waterloo Blockchain. But what feels like a direct path to success now, took him a while to find.

Fahim was only 12 years old when he started crypto-mining.

“I had seen people talking about it a lot online, so I set up my own hardware to do mining in my bedroom,” he recalls. “I just wanted money to buy video games!”

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