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  1. Jan. 30, 2020Computer servers now able to retrieve data much faster
    Ahmed Alquraan (left), Professor Samer Al-Kiswany (centre, kneeling) and Ibrahim Kettaneh (right) pictured in one of the server

    Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have found a novel approach that significantly improves the storage efficiency and output speed of computer systems. 

    Current data storage systems use only one storage server to process information, making them slow to retrieve information to display for the user. A backup server only becomes active if the main storage server fails. 

  2. Jan. 24, 2020CS graduate student awarded coveted 2020 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship
    Amine Mhedhbi

    PhD candidate Amine Mhedhbi is one of 10 recipients across North America and the only recipient from Canada to receive a 2020 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship.

  3. Jan. 21, 2020Largest beginner-focused hackathon encourages hackers to make an impact
    StarterHacks participants getting help from mentors

    The fourth annual StarterHacks welcomes students new to hacking to work on a team project for 24 hours

    “I wanted to help…”

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  1. Feb. 20, 2020Grade 10 Family Night
    Recruiter talking to student

    If you're in Grade 10 and planning to attend university, you and your parents are invited to learn what you can do now to prepare.

    Academic and student services booths – 6 to 7 p.m.
    Presentations and questions – 7 to 8:30 p.m.

    Learn about:

  2. Feb. 28, 2020 Privacy, Infrastructures, Policy
    People under CCTV cameras

    Media, government, and industry commonly frame Security and Privacy as diametrically opposed: protecting one requires sacrificing the other.

  3. Mar. 10, 2020Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Math Faculty Heat
    1 slide, 3 minutes, outstanding ideas

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition challenges research-based graduate students to articulate the impact and breadth of their research in a 3 minute presentation, using just 1 static power point slide.

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