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News archive - 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Calculating the future of COVID-19

Professor Ali Abedi, Gunesh Pinar, Ku Young Shin and Xiaoyu Wu

A group of computer science students are applying big data practices to predicting the end of COVID-19 cases in Canada. Their findings? October 15, 2020.

Faced with this unprecedented situation of pivoting to online learning, many of Waterloo’s instructors wanted to get their students involved in research around COVID-19.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Three master’s students receive Vector Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence

photo of Daniel Herman, Wanxin Li and Blake VanBerlo

Daniel Herman, Wanxin Li and Blake VanBerlo have each received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. Valued at $17,500, these prestigious graduate scholarships recognize exceptional students and support their studies in top artificial intelligence–related master’s program in Ontario.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Steven Feng earns honourable mention for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

photo of Steven Feng

Steven Feng has received one of two honourable mentions for the 2020 Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Established 2012, the award is given annually to recognize research excellence of an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Mathematics.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Insights from 2020 HackerEarth Developer Survey

image of person programming

HackerEarth, a San Francisco-based company that connects developers around the globe with employment opportunities, recently released a survey of more than 16,000 developers, providing insight into their interests, priorities and concerns.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Mark Giesbrecht appointed 12th dean of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics

Photo of Mark Giesbrecht

Professor Mark Giesbrecht will become the 12th dean of the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics, a five-year appointment that begins on July 1, 2020. The distinguished computer scientist has nearly 20 years’ experience at Waterloo and he will leverage his abilities as an administrator, teacher and researcher to lead the Faculty of Mathematics.

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