News archive - February 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

University Professor M. Tamer Özsu receives 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science

Tamer Özsu

University Professor M. Tamer Özsu has received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science from CS-Can/Info-Can. Conferred annually since 2014, these prestigious national awards recognize faculty members in departments, schools and faculties of computer science who have made outstanding and sustained achievement in research, teaching and service.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hemant Surale receives prestigious 2019 Snap Research Fellowship

Hemant Surale

PhD candidate Hemant Surale is one of 11 recipients globally and the only candidate from Canada to receive a prestigious 2019 Snap Research Fellowship. These fellowships were established to foster collaboration between Snap Research and exceptional doctoral students across the world.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Maura Grossman named Director of Women in Computer Science

Maura Grossman

Maura R. Grossman is a Research Professor and Director of Women in Computer Science at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, as well as an eDiscovery attorney and consultant in Buffalo, New York. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Making homes smart could become easier

Graphic showing smartphone held up in front of a house

Making your house “smart” could soon become cheaper and easier, thanks to new technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Their recent study describes an approach that can be used to deploy, for the first time, battery-free sensors into a home using existing WiFi networks. Previous attempts to use battery-free sensors ran into some obstacles making the efforts impractical. These hurdles include the need to modify existing WiFi access points, challenges with security protocols, and the need to use energy-hungry components.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Professor Bin Ma receives $463k grant from Genome Canada to improve precision medicine

Bin Ma

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Bin Ma has received $462,998 in research support from Genome Canada for an ambitious three-year project titled “Software for peptide identification and quantification from large mass spectrometry data using data independent acquisition.” Additional funds bring the total amount to $925,987.

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