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News archive - January 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Computer 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. 

Friday, January 24, 2020

CS 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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Largest 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…”

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Waterloo startup aims to revolutionize food delivery industry

Yuqian Li delivering her pitch

They won’t graduate until next spring, but their startup has already taken flight.

The five founders of Gooloo recently earned a spot in the University of Waterloo’s Concept $5K Finals, where they explained their business model to a panel of judges alongside nine other student teams.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Flowy wins Concept $5K pitch competition

Flowy co-founder David Zhao presents at the Concept $5K final

At this year’s Concept $5K competition, three University of Waterloo roommates returned home with a coveted $5,000 prize to invest in their growing startup.

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