News archive - March 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Professor Robin Cohen receives 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award

Robin Cohen

Professor Robin Cohen is one of four faculty members to receive a 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award, the University of Waterloo’s most prestigious honour for teaching excellence. The Distinguished Teacher Awards will be presented by Mario Coniglio, associate vice-president, academic, at the June convocation ceremony.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Caelan Wang receives award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student

Caelan Wang

PhD student Caelan Wang, is a recipient of an Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student for 2019. Four awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in teaching of all kinds by registered students (e.g., teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, sessional lecturer). The Selection Committee considers intellectual vigour and communication skills in the interpretation and presentation of subject matter.

Monday, March 25, 2019

University of Waterloo team wins Munich Re Cup

Munich Re Cup winners

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science congratulates the University of Waterloo Team, consisting of Ryan Goldford, Jasmine Sirohi, Adaijah Wilson, and Jillian Zhu Ge, for winning the 2019 Munich Re Cup. Read the full story.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Scaling Hyperledger Fabric: Creating faster and more efficient transactions

Srinivasan Keshav, Christian Gorenflo, Lukasz Golab

Originally built as a way to secure cryptocurrency transactions, blockchain is a digital platform that verifies and records exchanges. Blockchains are global networks that can have millions of users, each adding information or data that is secured through cryptography. This creates an indisputable history of these transactions that cannot be modified by a single user, eliminating opportunities for fraud, and it is this feature that has some heralding blockchain as a way of increasing cybersecurity.

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