“The University fundamentally changed my core perspectives and ways of thinking. The seeded changes have had a lasting impact on how I navigate my career choices.”
“A Waterloo math degree is not like any other math degree. It is an elite institution.”
“I loved mathematics and in ’78, Waterloo was the place to go.”
“Building a company from the ground floor to an industry-leading firm is an incredibly rewarding experience.”
"I am looking at systems and manufacturing techniques and trying to analyze safety to ensure that it is safe to put this device into someone’s heart."
“You can’t work in hardware or software anywhere in the world and not respect the University of Waterloo."
"Hackathons are the best networking you will ever find to meet new developers."
"Computer Science was just blossoming in the late 70s and early 80s.”
"I enjoy working on practical applications of math."
“My math background has helped me approach problem solving in different ways, in creative ways.”
2011 winner, BMath 1975 Computer Science
Jeromy Carriere (BMath ’95 Computer Science) is an engineering director with Google leading a number of teams that develop core components of Google's production cluster management infrastructure.
2012 Graham Medal Award Winner
Stephen is a Distinguished University Professor at Western and Lead Director, Descartes Systems Group. Stephen completed a PhD in 1986 in Computer Science and a Masters of Math in 1981 in Applied Math at the University of Waterloo. While at Waterloo, Watt was one of the original authors of the Maple computer algebra system.
2004 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
In his executive roles at Watcom and later Sybase, David made key contributions to the design and development of Watcom C/C++ and Watcom Structured Query Language (SQL) (later known as SQL Anywhere).
2006 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
1997 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
BSc '66 (Mathematics)
Jim was one of the original developers of the WATFOR compiler while an undergraduate at UWaterloo.
2000 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
BMath '84, MMath '86
Paul played a leading role in developing Nortel's Cryptographic Centre of Expertise and then in the spin-off company, Entrust Technologies.
1996 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
Bill's career has been with Lucasfilms and Pixar developing new imaging models that allow spectacular and intellectual film imaging.
His work on Toy Story was recognized in 1995 with an Oscar for innovation in film making.
2008 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
BMath '90, Computer Science
2003 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
BMath '78, MMath '80
David held executive management positions with software companies ranging across the spectrum of growth stages, including LivePage Corporation, Sybase Inc., Powersoft Corporation and Watcom.
2005 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
While a graduate, Garth did the groundwork research on Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) that represents what is arguably the single biggest breakthrough in data storage in the last quarter century.
1998 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
BSc '77, MMath '81
Dan co-founded QNX in 1983 to develop real time operating systems for embedded applications.
He led the company to become the leader in "embedded" technology, with applications world-wide, ranging from manufacturing automation and process control to telecommunications, car navigation and medical imaging.
1995 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
BMath 73, MMath 79
Ian was the founder of Watcom in 1981, becoming president in 1986.
He provided innovative leadership to enable Watcom to achieve international recognition as technology leader in the programming tools and database segment of the personal computer software market.
1999 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
BES 78, MMath 81
Kim co-founded Side Effects Software in 1987. Utilizing the 3D animation system PRISMS, this company became a world leader in advanced 3D graphics, animation and special effects software used by major film producers.
Kim received the 1998 Technical Achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.
2001 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal
BMath 81, MMath 88
Terry demonstrated innovative work in language compilers and computer networking with UWaterloo's Computer Systems Group prior to joining Watcom and leading the successful launch of Structured Query Language (SQL) Anywhere software.