Lisa Tang graduated from Software Engineering at uWaterloo in 2006 and entered graduate school to pursue interests in Human Computer Interaction. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with her PhD, specializing in Usability Engineering and Accessibility. Her thesis, titled "Producing Informative Textual Alternatives for Images" and sponsored by Microsoft Canada, specified a procedure for identifying information in an image while considering the importance of the information within a given context.
Two Waterloo Software Engineering (SE) graduates were part of the team who helped to fix HealthCare.gov, the web site used to get uninsured Americans signed up for Obamacare. David Hu took part in this project during his last term in the SE program, and graduated in June 2014. Ben Komalo graduated from the SE program in 2007, and was working as a Software Engineer at Khan Academy in Vancouver when he got the call to work on HealthCare.gov.
Ming-Ho Yee, a 4B Software Engineering student, won the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation Medal for Academic Achievement in Winter 2014. This award is given to the student in the fourth year of an accredited Engineering program who, having received honours, has obtained the highest standing in the final examinations of the current academic year. Congratulations Ming-Ho!