Professor has chair renewed to mine ‘data for good’

Friday, September 11, 2020

A professor at Waterloo Engineering has had his Canada Research Chair renewed by the federal government.

Lukasz Golab

Lukasz Golab, a professor of management sciences, will receive $500,000 over five years as the Canada Research Chair in Data for Good through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Golab uses software tools to turn big data into insights to help tackle global issues such as poverty, hunger, climate change and justice.

The renewal of his chair was one of three campus-wide renewals announced last month.

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