Mahesh Tripunitara, an electrical and computer engineering professor, and Alireza Sharifi, an ECE doctoral candidate captured the best paper award at the ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies. The symposium took place June 12-14 in Amsterdam. [symposium website]
Waterloo's Women in Engineering committee has been honoured with this year's Status of Women and Equity Committee annual equity and inclusion award. The award recognizes a member or affiliate of the University of Waterloo community whose actions have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to improving equity, inclusivity, and/or diversity at the University of Waterloo.
Howard Armitage will become the new Special Advisor, Entrepreneurship, on September 1, 2013. Armitage is founding director of the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology program at the University of Waterloo, and the former director of the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre.
A million electric cars could be on roads across North America before the end of the decade with the help of research by a team that includes Zhongwei Chen, a Waterloo chemical engineering professor, the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Chen is part of a team led by the Los Alamos National Laboratory looking to develop non-precious materials to replace the expensive platinum catalysts in fuel cells.