Sergey Gorbonuv receives MSR Fellowship in 2014
We are very happy to congratulate Sergey Gorbonuv as a 2014 Microsoft Research PhD Fellow. Sergey completed his H.B.Sc in 2011 in Computer Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga, his M.Sc in 2012 at the University of Toronto, and started his Ph.D there. He recently transferred with his supervisor to complete his Ph.D at MIT.
In addition to his academic achievements, Sergey taught the fall 2013 Introduction to Inforrmation Security course.
International Capture the Flag (ICTF) 2013
The International Capture the Flag (ICTF) is a distributed, competitive computer security competition. During the contest, teams of students from across the world attempt to keep their own network services running while exploiting security holes in the services of other teams. This year, the UTM team placed 6th of 122 teams (and 2nd in North America).
The UTM team was composed of seven current and former students:
Left to right:
Cristian Poll (alumni); Lance Blais (alumni); Michael Bennett (alumni); Mark Dobrowolsk; Yuliya Cherenkova; Christopher Primerano; James Lahey
In the words of Arnold Rosenbloom, who started the Introduction to Information Security course at UTM: " I am very proud of my students! Not only were they great when I taught them, but they were so interested and motivated that they continue to come back and help me and my current students learn. The enthusiasm has taken a life of its own!"
MCSS Hackathon 2013-02
The Hackathon was hosted by Computer Sciences Leturer Gerhard Trippen who made up a game called Dog-Cat-Mouse-cheeSe where teams of students wrote code to make their team beet their opponent in a round-robin format. More on the game itself can be found at https://cslinux.utm.utoronto.ca/~trippeng/DCMS/sm.html.
PhD Graduates Supervised by MCS Faculty 2012-12
We wish to congratulate the following individuals upon the completion of their PhD.
Mircea Voda who was supervised by Professor Ian Graham completed his degree in June 2011. Elio Mazzeo completed his degree July 2012 under Professor Konstantin Khanin's supervision. Michael Bailey was co-supervised by Professors Yael Karshon and Marco Gualtieri and completed his degree in December 2011. Jordan Watts was also supervised by Professor Yael Karshon and completed his degree July 2012. And Artem Dudko, supervised by Professor Michael Yampolsky, completed his degree in November 2012.
Wired Article Referencing UTM Computer Science Alumni 2012-08-30
Two graduated Computer Science students, Stephen Jakisa and Ioan Stefanovici are making news. Check the following website for more details: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/08/chip_errors/all/
Shay Fuchs was Selected to be a Project NExt Fellow This Year 2012-07-01
Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. It addresses all aspects of an academic career: improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, engaging in research and scholarship, and participating in professional activities. It also provides the participants with a network of peers and mentors as they assume these responsibilities. To date, 1324 Fellows have participated in Project NExT.
Vinod Vaikuntanathan Working on Proof-Of-Concept
U of T Mississauga MCS Assistant Professor Vinod Vaikuntanathan is part of a group working on a proof-of-concept that could lead to hack-proof data in encrypted clouds.
Charlie Rockoff Becomes Fellow of IACR
Professor Charlie Rackoff who has recently been elected as one of 2011 Fellows of IACR -- International Association for Cryptologic Research. The complete list of fellows
(before 2011) is at http://www.iacr.org/fellows/.