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News archive - 2018

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal and intestinal cancers.

Friday, January 12, 2018

SIAG Officers elected for new term

Kirsten Morris has been elected chair of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory for 2018-2019.   This SIAM Activity Group fosters collaboration and interaction among mathematicians, engineers, and other scientists in those areas of research related to the theory of systems and their control.

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