Friday, October 16, 2020

Nashid Shahriar receives 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program

photo of Nashid Shahriar and Raouf Boutaba

Nashid Shahriar has received the 2020 Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding academic performance in a doctoral program. He was a PhD student in the Systems and Networking group from May 2014 to July 2020, working under the supervision of Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science top CS program in Canada

photo of the Cheriton School of Computer Science

Waterloo’s Cheriton School of Computer Science has placed first in Canada, according to Maclean’s 2021 university rankings.

Based on program reputation, computer science at Waterloo shared the podium for first with the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia, and based on research reputation, the Cheriton School tied for first with the University of Toronto.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chaperone, a smartphone locking and loss-prevention system

photo of Jiayi Chen in front of the Davis Centre

We often think of a smartphone as merely a communications device, but it’s a networked computer so small, powerful and indispensable in our lives that we carry one wherever we go. But this same portability means a smartphone can be easily misplaced or left behind, and because of its value as a pricey pocket computer and as a data access and storage device, smartphones are also targeted by opportunists, thieves and attackers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Meet Toshiya Hachisuka, a professor of creative informatics whose research helps unify various algorithms for light transport simulation

photo of Professor Toshiya Hachisuka

Toshiya Hachisuka joined the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science as an Associate Professor in September 2020. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo, where he led his research group on computer graphics. Before coming to the University of Tokyo, he was an Assistant Professor from 2011 to 2014 at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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