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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Math shows how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases

Chris Bauch

Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious disease, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Current models used to predict the emergence and evolution of pathogens within host populations do not include social behaviour.  

Friday, August 3, 2018

Applied Math Professor wins Teaching Award

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!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Graduate Students Win Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

Graduate Students Win Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

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!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Student Wins Applied Math Graduate Research Award

Student Wins Applied Math Graduate Research Award

PhD student Aaron Coutino has received the 2017/2018 Applied Mathematics Graduate Research Award for his paper "Hurricanes Ingrid and Manuel (2013) and their impact on the salinity of the Meteoric Water Mass, Quintana Roo, Mexico” which was published in the Journal of Hydrology in 2017. This award, valued at $250, is given by the Department of Applied Mathematics to a graduate student  for an outstanding research paper. Congratulations Aaron!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spring Convocation: June 15, 2018

Convocation Spring 2018

Eight graduate degrees in applied mathematics were awarded at the Spring 2018 convocation.

PhD graduate Monjur Morshed (centre) along with, from left to right, Profs. Brian Ingalls, Francis Poulin, Sue Ann Campbell, Silvana Ilie (Ryerson University), Siv Sivalogonathan, and family members (Sanjida Eftakher, Maleka Begum, Nusaiba Morshed, and Rufaida Morshed).

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Researchers find new way of exploring the afterglow from the Big Bang

Achim Kempf with the Pope
Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe.
 
The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is a reverberation or afterglow left from when the universe was about 300,000 years old. It was first discovered in 1964 as a ubiquitous faint noise in radio antennas.
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Canada 150 Research Chair joins Department of Applied Mathematics

Anita Layton

Anita Layton has been named Canada 150 Research Chair, as part of the Government of Canada’s - Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. Layton is the chairholder for her work in Mathematical Biology and Medicine.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Applied Math Professor Speaking at Waterloo Innovation Summit

Applied Mathematics professor Joseph Emerson will be an invited speaker at the Waterloo Innovation Summit.This event, to be held in Toronto on March 23, will bring a number of experts together to discuss the potential of AI and quantum computing.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Applied Mathematics Graduate Students Sweep Faculty of Mathematics Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Applied math PhD student Kevin Church and MMath students Laura Chandler and Petar Simidzija won first, second, and third place (in a tie) in the 2018 Three-Minute Thesis Math Faculty Heats held on Wednesday, February 28.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

How mathematics is helping to fight cancer

Collaborations between mathematicians, cancer biologists and clinical oncologists enable both rapid cost-effective testing of cancer drug combinations, and deeper understanding of cancer drug resistance. (Shutterstock)

by Mohammad Kohandel

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