Monday, May 27, 2024

Alum Q&A: Tower discusses their Y Combinator and UWaterloo experience

Headshot of Tower's co-founders: CEO Adam Dorfman (left) and CTO Andy Zhang (right)

Tower, a startup with unique ties to the University of Waterloo, is revolutionizing the legal space.

Using the power of AI, they are helping in-house counsels triage and handle incoming legal requests automatically. Their company, which was founded in 2024, is further bolstered with recent seed funding from the Y Combinator (YC).

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Professor Jo Atlee receives the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science

photo of Professor Jo Atlee in the Davis Centre

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Jo Atlee has been named a recipient of the 2023 CS-Can | Info-Can’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Cheriton researchers and their colleagues at Western University use machine learning to identify and classify deadly astroviruses

photo of Professor Lila Kari and Fatemeh Alipour

A team of researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, along with their colleagues at Western University, have successfully classified 191 previously unidentified astroviruses using a new machine learning-enabled classification process.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

PhD candidate Nils Lukas receives 2024 Mathematics Doctoral Prize’s top honour

photo of Nils Lukas in the Davis Centre

Nils Lukas, a PhD candidate at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, is the first-place winner of the 2024 Faculty of Mathematics Doctoral Prize. Now in its sixth year, this prestigious award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of top doctoral students in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Two teams of Waterloo coders take on the global competition at simultaneous 46th and 47th ICPC World Finals

photo of the Waterloo team at 47th ICPC

Representing the University of Waterloo, two trios of algorithmic programmers put their coding skills to the test on the global stage at the 46th and 47th International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals. Held in Luxor, Egypt, from April 14 to 19, the simultaneous global coding competitions marked the final contests among the world’s top programming talent from some 124 universities across more than 110 countries.

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