News archive - March 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Florian Kerschbaum receives $2 million grant from ORF to enhance data security in fintech and manufacturing

photo of Professors Florian Kerschbaum and N. Asokan

Professor Florian Kerschbaum has been awarded $2 million through the Ontario Research Fund to develop innovative data science and machine learning techniques aimed at safeguarding Ontario’s financial technology and manufacturing sectors from inadvertent data leaks. The project, led by Professor Kerschbaum as principal investigator and Professor N. Asokan as co-principal investigator, will enhance data security in these critical industries.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

"A push-up to $6.5K USD": William Wang wins big at ETHDenver’s 2024 Hackathon

William Wang performing 10 push-ups as his teammate Xavier cheers him on during the duo's pitch for the closing ceremony

William Wang, a third-year undergraduate student, earned one of the top prizes at ETHDenver, held from February 23 to March 3, 2024.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Daniel Vogel and colleagues form Inria Associate Team to explore input for real-time interaction

Professor Daniel Vogel in Peter Russell Rock Garden

Professor Daniel Vogel at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, Professor Géry Casiez at France’s University of Lille, and researchers Mathieu Nancel and Sylvain Malacria at the Inria centre at the University of Lille, have been funded to create an Associate Team at Inria — France’s National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Janani Sundaresan receives 2024 Faculty of Mathematics Graduate Research Excellence Award

photo of Janani Sundaresan and Sepehr Assadi

Janani Sundaresan, a PhD candidate at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, has been awarded a Faculty of Mathematics Graduate Research Excellence Award. Conferred annually to two graduate students who have authored or coauthored an outstanding research paper, the prestigious recognition comes with a prize of $5,000.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Yaoliang Yu receives Ontario Early Researcher Award to develop pushing-forward deep generative models

photo of Professor Yaoliang Yu in Davis Centre

Professor Yaoliang Yu has been awarded $100,000 by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities Early Researcher Awards program to develop deep generative machine learning models. The Ministry’s amount is matched by an additional $50,000 from the University of Waterloo, bringing the total funding to $150,000 to support one PhD, two master’s, and a number of undergraduate students over five years.

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