Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Computer science remains top-ranked Waterloo program internationally

photo of the Davis Centre

Computer science remains the University of Waterloo’s top-ranked program internationally, ranking 23rd among the world’s top universities, according to the latest edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) worldwide university subject rankings released on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

New directions in computational optimization

Professor Yuying Li

“I started as a student in mathematics,” said Professor Yuying Li. “It was a huge, scary move to come to Waterloo for computer science. Thankfully, it has worked out.”

Thursday, February 11, 2021

CS student Keer Liu pays it forward for the next-generation of women in computing

photo of Keer Liu

Cheriton School of Computer Science student dreams of being a tech leader and building bridges for marginalized groups in tech


Keer Liu was 18 years old when she left China to study computer science at the University of Waterloo with a dream of becoming a leader in the tech industry. She wanted an exceptional foundation in computing, but her real dream has always been to lead.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Master's student Amelia Holcomb uses mobile phone sensors to calculate how much carbon a forest sequesters

photo of Amelia Holcomb

Amelia Holcomb, a master’s student at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, wanted more than a great job at a large tech company. She is now researching how technology can measure forest carbon.


Amelia Holcomb was working at one of the biggest tech firms in the United States after graduating from Yale University when she started to grow restless.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

University Professor Ming Li receives 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science

University Professor Ming Li holding Kolmogorov complexity book

University Professor Ming Li has received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science from CS-Can|Info-Can, the non-profit professional society dedicated to representing all aspects of computer science and the interests of the discipline across the nation. Conferred annually since 2014, the prestigious lifetime achievement award recognizes faculty members in departments, schools and faculties of computer science who have made outstanding and sustained achievement in research, teaching and service.

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