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.
Professor Matthew Scott has been awarded the Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching. This award is given annually to teachers in the Faculty of Mathematics who have consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education. Up to two awards are given annually. Prof. Ross Willard (Pure Mathematics) also received the award this year. Congratulations!
Three graduate students in Applied Math have received Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. Humeyra Kiyak, Jesse Legaspi, and Abdullah Sivas each received at least two outstanding TA nominations for their work in the Spring 2017, Fall 2017, and Winter 2018 terms. They will each receive a $250. Congratulations!