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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Professor Mikal Skuterud comments on Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

Professor Mikal Skuterud discusses immigrant employment in the tech sector in this CBC article titled, "A new immigration stream is coming for Ontario tech workers, but is it necessary?". Read the full article for Professor Skuterud's thoughts. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Economics PhD students win third place in Datafest competition

Four students sitting next to each other on chairs

Congratulations to our PhD student team of Andres Arcila Vasquez, Iuliia Nesterova, John Baker, and Zehua Pan (pictured below), who received third place in the inaugaral Datafest organized by Professor Anindya Sen, Director of the Master of Public Service program on Friday, March 4, 2019. Economics had two MA teams as well - Team 1 - Hongcan Zhang, Keyi Zhang, Sophie Yin, Haochang Li, and Team 2Siwei Shen, Wenzuo Xu, Tong Zhou, Yongyun Zhou.

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."