New Appointments - Fall 2004

Philip Fong

Philip Fong joined the department in July 2003 and is an Assistant Professor whose research interests span the intersection of Software Engineering and Computer Security. Specifically, he is interested in the study of security policies and protection mechanisms for dynamically extensible software systems from the perspective of a software engineer. His Ph.D thesis work produced a modular verification architecture for mobile code systems. This work has been realized in an open source Java Virtual Machine, the Aegis VM ( His recent projects include the formulation of an algebraic approach to characterize security policies, the design of a capability type system for enforcing software architectural constraints, and the study of secure cooperation in the context of aspect-oriented programming.

Philip Fong obtained his B.Math. degree from the University of Waterloo in 1993, majoring in both Computer Science and Combinatorics&Optimization. He received his M.Math. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 1995. His Masterís thesis work applies Computational Learning Theory to AI Planning. He then moved on to Simon Fraser University for his Ph.D degree. He completed his Ph.D program in December 2003.

Terence H. Chan

Terence H. Chan was appointed as an Assistant Professor and joined the department in July 2004. He received his Bachelor degree in Mathematics and his Masterís and Ph.D degrees in Information Engineering in 1996, 1998 and 2000 respectively, from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2001, he was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Information Engineering in the same university. From February 2002 to June 2004, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research interests are in information theory and its applications in communications.

Terence was awarded the Croucher Foundation Fellowship and Sir Edward Youde Fellowship in 2002 and 2000 respectively.

Janice Savoie

Janice Savoie transferred to the Department of Computer Science to fill the Clerk Steno ll position in July. She brought a wealth of U of R knowledge with her as she has worked here since 1998 and held positions in the Bookstore, Financial Services and most recently with the English as a Second Language Program. Janice is a U of R alumnus, B.A. (Hons) 1996. Janiceís congenial and positive attitude combine to make her a valuable and respected addition to the support staff.

Lois Adams

Lois Adams was appointed Program Coordinator in August 2003 and assigned to the Department of Computer Science. Lois is a Faculty of Administration graduate from the University of Regina. Since graduating she has held positions in the University Bookstore and Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. This related experience from past placements in the University will assist Lois in her new position.

Sarah Yao Peng

Sarah Yao Peng joined the Department of Computer Science as a half-time programmer analyst in February 2003. She received a Bachelorís degree in Computer Science before coming to Canada and worked as a software engineer with the Institute of Software at Chinese Acadmey of Sciences. When she is not at the office, Sarah enjoys various activity including hiking, travelling and reading. To keep her plate full, she is completing a Masterís degree in Computer Science and looks forward to more challenges.
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