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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Faculty member named CMS Inaugural Class of Fellows

Kenneth Davidson

At the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting Banquet, the CMS announced the Inaugural Class of Fellows. Kenneth Davidson was one of 49 members named.

Davidson has been a faculty member in the Department of Pure Mathematics since 1978. Read the full story.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers study catastrophic effects network failures have on cloud-computing systems

Hatem Takruri, Ahmed Alquraan, Mohammed Alfatafta and Professor Samer Al-Kiswany

Computer clusters power everything from Google and Facebook to online retail and banking. They’re comprised of hundreds or even thousands of machines connected together by networks, typically in a vast data centre. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Waterloo student design team wins silver at 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine competition

Waterloo iGEM team poses at competition

A team of University of Waterloo undergraduate students, including 6 from the Faculty of Mathematics, returned with a silver medal from the 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Professor Shai Ben-David and colleagues win best paper award at NeurIPS 2018

Professor Shai Ben-David

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Shai Ben-David, his former PhD student Hassan Ashtiani, now an Assistant Professor at McMaster University, along with colleagues Christopher Liaw, Abbas Mehrabian and Yaniv Plan, have received a best paper award at NeurIPS 2018, the 32ndAnnual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.

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