A Google Faculty Research Award propels quantum machine learning forward.
The Physics of Information lab, led by Professor Achim Kempf, was awarded one of the 2018 Google Faculty Research Awards. Kempf’s lab focuses on the physics of information, a wide research field that ranges from general relativity and quantum theory to information theory and artificial intelligence (AI).
Frosty Friday was particularly sweet for four Applied Math graduate students on July 12. Farinaz Forouzannia, Christian Barna, and Giselle Sosa Jones received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. PhD student Yinan Li received the 2018/2019 Best Research Paper Award for the paper “Invariance Control Synthesis for Switched Nonlinear Systems: An Interval Analysis Approach” published in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Congratulations!
Imagine if we had a technology that made the diagnostic process for autism less stressful for children. Imagine if we combined it with existing manual methods so that it could help doctors better avoid a false positive autism diagnosis.
Professor N. Sri Namachchivaya has been appointed a University Research Chair in recognition of his outstanding research contributions to the field of dynamical systems, estimation and control. Waterloo’s designation of University Research Chair recognizes exceptional achievement of faculty and their pre-eminence in a field of knowledge.
A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney.
The new model will allow scientists to gain better insights into how new drugs that target the kidney, such as diabetes medication, may work. It will also enable researchers to better learn about the functions of the kidney, including the how the organ regulates the body's salt, potassium, acid content without having to employ invasive procedure on a patient.
Applied Math Professor Brian Ingalls has received a Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Prof. Ingalls, who is one of 10 researchers at the University of Waterloo to receive a DAS this year, will use the $120,000 supplement to fund his research on model-based design for synthetic (micro) biology. Congratulations!
Applied Math Professor Kirsten Morris has been appointed a Visiting Scholar at the University of Bordeaux. During her eight-month appointment, Prof. Morris will research control and estimation of systems modeled by partial differential equations. A particular focus is the location of control actuators and sensors as part of controller and estimator synthesis. Prof. Morris and her colleagues at the University of Bordeaux hope to make advances in theory and numerics related to energy efficient buildings.