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News archive - April 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Applied Math professor receives CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award

Professor Jun Liu

Jun Liu (Applied Mathematics) has been awarded the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society and Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (CAIMS/PIMS) Early Career Award for 2020.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Waterloo's Faculty Mathematics student helps create an app that notifies users of potential exposure to COVID

Illustration of a smartphone with the Covid Watch app screen

Waterloo’s Department of Applied Mathematics PhD candidate James Petrie is among a group of volunteers who have combined their knowledge to develop Covid Watch, an app that uses Bluetooth to detect when users are in proximity to each other and alerts them anonymously if they were in contact with someone later confirmed to hav

Monday, April 6, 2020

Yinan Li wins 2020 Huawei Prize for Best Research paper

Yinan Li (PhD ‘19) wis one of two students to take home the coveted Huawei Prize for Best Research paper by a Mathematics Graduate Student. The $4,000 award recognizes the impact of Li’s novel approach to controlling the cyber-physical systems that play an increasingly visible role in modern life through technologies like unmanned air vehicles, autonomous cars, and surgical robots.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Q and A with the Experts: Modelling COVID-19

With different countries, and different levels of government grappling with whether or not to publicly release their mathematical models and projections on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked Professor