Monday, July 4, 2022

Applied mathematics professor Anita Layton elected Fellow of the Canadian Mathematical Society

Anita Layton

Anita Layton, a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics, has been recognized as one of six members of the Canadian Mathematical Society inducted into the 2022 Class of Fellows. The Fellowship honours mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to the profession through research or teaching as well as service to Canada’s mathematical community.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Jun Liu awarded renewed Canada Research Chair

Jun Liu

Jun Liu, an associate professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics, was named among this year’s Canada Research Chairs from the Government of Canada.

Liu’s research focuses on control and dynamical systems, with a specific interest in the control of robotics and machinery.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Applied mathematicians using math models to understand cancer drug

Pill bottle

Researchers in the Department of Applied Mathematics are using computer-simulated drug trials to provide clinicians with insights on a promising cancer treatment.

The drug, called metformin, has traditionally been prescribed for diabetes but has been used in clinical settings as a cancer treatment in recent years.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Applied Mathematics professor Marek Stastna appointed Associate Dean, Computing

Professor Marek Stastna of the Department of Applied Mathematics begins an appointment as the new Associate Dean, Computing at the Faculty of Mathematics in January 2022.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Applied Mathematics professor Hans De Sterck appointed Editor-in-Chief of SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing

Picture of Professor Hans de Sterck

Professor Hans De Sterck of the Department of Applied Mathematics has been appointed the new Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC), starting January 2022. 

Monday, January 17, 2022

Applied mathematicians use AI to analyze tweets debating vaccination and climate change

Chris Bauch

Chris Bauch is part of a research team using artificial intelligence to analyze sentiment and interaction about contentious topics in social media.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Two Applied Math graduate students awarded International Ontario Graduate Scholarships

Two graduate students, Rick Perche and Alexey Smirnov, at the Department of Applied Mathematics have been awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) in the 2022-2023 international competition for the scholarship. This is an exceptional achievement as the University of Waterloo had a quota of only five such awards across all faculties.

Friday, November 5, 2021

A holistic approach to a PhD

Maliha Ahmed

Being a PhD student means spending a lot of time focusing on a single research project. A PhD student learns everything they can about a topic, sets out to add something new to the field, and becomes an expert in one specialized area.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Applied mathematics team developing AI to predict virus mutations

Virus mutations in genomic strains

A team of applied mathematicians at the University of Waterloo have developed a new method that uses artificial intelligence to foresee the most likely mutations of pathogens like SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Applied mathematics researchers working on targeted vaccination innovation for COVID alert app

Mark Penney

Researchers in applied mathematics are developing a program that could be added to the COVID alert app used on smartphones to better target vaccination campaigns. Instead of targeting specific geographies or demographic groups, the researchers propose a strategy based on individual contacts.

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