Monday, June 7, 2021

Shenghao Yang receives Borealis AI Global Fellowship

photo of Shenghao Yang

PhD candidate Shenghao Yang is one of ten recipients nationally to receive a Borealis AI 2020–2021 Fellowship. Now in its fourth year, these $10,000 fellowships are conferred annually to exceptional students pursuing graduate studies in machine learning and artificial intelligence at universities across Canada.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Waterloo AI Institute: Reflecting on past successes and charting a new course

photo of Professors Jimmy Lin and Vijay Ganesh

From self-driving cars to intelligent voice assistants to smart factories, artificial intelligence — or AI — is transforming every sector of the economy and the very fabric of society in fundamental ways. The University of Waterloo, a long-time leader in innovation, has been at the forefront of this transformation for decades, but especially so since the 2018 launch of the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute — Waterloo.AI.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Nicholas Vadivelu receives 2021 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

abstract image depicting CS research

Nicholas Vadivelu, an undergraduate student majoring in computer science and statistics, has received the 2021 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Established in 2012, this prestigious annual award recognizes excellence in research conducted by an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Mathematics. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mike Schaekermann awarded Canadian Computer Science Distinguished Dissertation Award

photo of PhD graduate Mike Schaekermann

Recent PhD graduate Mike Schaekermann has received the 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award from CS-Can|Info-Can, the non-profit professional society that represents computer scientists and the interests of their discipline across the nation. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Bin Ma appointed University Research Chair

photo of Professor Bin Ma

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Bin Ma has been appointed a University Research Chair to recognize his outstanding contributions to bioinformatics, in particular his development of novel algorithms and software to derive biological information from DNA and proteins.

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