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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Keeping the human in AI

Professor Joel Blit participated in a panel for the Waterloo Arts "Keeping the Human in AI" presentation that occurred at the Kitchener Public Library last week. Check out the full story on the Waterloo Arts webpage. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Professor Roy Brouwer joins new international scientific advisory committee on China’s environment

Congratulations to Professor Roy Brouwer who was named to the new international scientific advisory committee on China’s environment. Check out the Water Institute's post on the subject

Monday, December 3, 2018

What does Artificial Intelligence and Hollywood have in common? Alumnus Jack Zhang has an answer

Jack Zhang, Mathematical Economics alumni ('14), and his company Greenlight Essentials use artificial intelligence to write scripts for Hollywood productions. 

"Today you need to compete with video games, you need to compete with Netflix," said Zhang. "We find plot elements that can go up to a 80-90 per cent success rate when we look at the entire data set."

Thursday, November 22, 2018

MA students selected to participate in National Policy Challenge

We are happy to announce that an economics team, composed by MA students Ramsha Jaweed and David Kim, has been selected to participate in the National Policy Challenge organized by CRDCN (the research data centre network created by the government to facilitate access to confidential government data). The teams submitted a proposal to analyze a policy problem of their own choosing with confidential microdata.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Barriers for consumers of marijuana post-legalization, Professor Sen reports

With the new federal legislation legalizing cannabis consumption across Canada coming into effect this week, Economics Professor Anindya Sen's research has been highlighted in the media on a few occasions over the last few days: