Friday, July 12, 2024

Making seafood more sustainable via AI

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Two students from the Faculties of Science and Mathematics are exploring new ways to bring cultivated seafood to the table.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Vitalik Buterin at Waterloo

Photo of Vitalik Buterin at the Math Innovation Event. He is standing in front of a chalk board

On Saturday, July 6, nearly two hundred students gathered for an ask-me-anything event with Vitalik Buterin, the co-creator of the Ethereum blockchain and a former University of Waterloo student.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

CS Professors Awarded $1.1M in NSERC Grants

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Several Waterloo Computer Science professors were recipients of the 2024 Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Discovery Program.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Less highlighting equals to more learning

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If you scroll through the average student’s digital textbook or reading, you will probably see multi-coloured streaks scattered everywhere. However, new research reveals that excessive highlighting may do more harm than good.

Computer scientists from Waterloo investigated whether technology controlling the number of words a user can highlight could affect their reading comprehension.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Max Peeperkorn, Dan Brown and colleagues Tom Kouwenhoven and Anna Jordanous receive Best Student Paper Award at ICCC’24

Max Peeperkorn, Tom Kouwenhoven, Dan Brown and Anna Jordanous

PhD candidate Max Peeperkorn, his co-advisors Professors Dan Brown and Anna Jordanous, and fellow PhD candidate Tom Kouwenhoven have received a Best Student Paper Award for their work titled “Is temperature the creativity parameter of large language models?” Their research was presented at the 15th International Conference on Computational Creativity, held in June 2024 at Jönköping University in Sweden.

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