Monday, October 7, 2019

Computer kidney sheds light on proper hydration

Computer kidney computer display

A new computer kidney developed at the University of Waterloo could tell researchers more about the impacts of medicines taken by people who don’t drink enough water. 

In a recent study, Waterloo researchers found that the elderly, people with impaired kidney function and those taking a combination of certain drugs need to be extra mindful of their water intake.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Applied Mathematics Professor awarded CFI funding

Anita Layton

Anita Layton (Professor of Applied Mathematics, Pharmacy, and Biology) received $100,000 in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The award will fund infrastructure needed to support Layton's Canada 150 Research Chair research program, and to establish the Virtual Physiological Human Laboratory.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Award-winning combination: Math + Medicine

Colin Phipps, AbbVie. Top 40 under 40 Chicago Scientists

Colin Phipps (PhD ’14) always loved math and computer science, but he always wanted to apply those skills to a high impact field.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New mathematical model can improve radiation therapy of brain tumours

A 3D illustration of a human brain.

Researchers have developed a new model to optimize radiation therapy and significantly increase the number of tumour cells killed during treatment.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

Sun and solar panels via GETTY IMAGES

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. 

In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due to a lack of effective controls. 

Read the full press release.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A key piece to understanding how quantum gravity affects low-energy physics

Eduardo Martin-Martinez

Researchers have, for the first time, identified the conditions for theories of quantum gravity to be compatible with one of the paramount predictions of quantum theory and relativity: The Unruh effect. 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Extending the reach of classical AI into the quantum realm

Google logo

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).

Friday, July 12, 2019

Graduate Students Receive Teaching Assistant and Research Awards

Graduate students receive TA research awards

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!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Novel technique to diagnose autism in children

Young boy outside

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. 

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