News for Alumni

Friday, February 15, 2019

University Professor M. Tamer Özsu receives 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science

photo of University Professor M. Tamer Özsu

University Professor M. Tamer Özsu has received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science from CS-Can/Info-Can. Conferred annually since 2014, these prestigious national awards recognize faculty members in departments, schools and faculties of computer science who have made outstanding and sustained achievement in research, teaching and service. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Professor Srinivasan Keshav named IEEE Fellow, the Institute’s highest recognition

photo of Srinivasan Keshav

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Srinivasan Keshav has been named by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to fair queueing techniques and flow-control algorithms in computer networks.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Smart hacks to turn tagging devices into Internet-of-Things sensors

Ju Wang and Omid Abari demonstrate the wireless keypad clicker they invented by hacking RFID sensors

We’ve connected billions of devices to the Internet and in the coming years we’ll connect billions more. Many of these Internet of things or IoT devices have sensors in them to detect their environment — from a room’s ambient temperature and light levels to sound and motion. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Computer science student Amir-Hossein Karimi wins prestigious Alumni Gold Medal

photo of Amir-Hossein Karimi, Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur, Statistics and Actuarial Science Professor Ali Ghodsi

This article, by Ariana Mayer in University Relations, originally appeared on the University of Waterloo's home page as a feature.

Amir-Hossein Karimi had already worked as a software engineer at Facebook, BlackBerry and even founded a startup when he realized he wanted to go back to school.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan receives CANARIE Award to support surface water research

photo of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan has received a CANARIE Award to expand iEnvironment++, a software platform that supports environmental science and engineering research on surface water.