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  1. Sep. 17, 2019Virtual assistants with personality can help with mental illness
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    Computer scientists have pioneered a new method that could be used to develop more “natural” automated virtual assistants to help people suffering from mental illness. 

  2. Sep. 13, 2019Melissa McCorriston receives Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence
    Melissa McCorriston

    Melissa McCorriston has received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. These $17,500 scholarships recognize promising scholars and researchers in Ontario and support their further studies in a top provincial artificial intelligence–related master’s program.

  3. Sep. 10, 2019Three faculty named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
    Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav

    Three Faculty of Mathematics researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

    They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

    The Faculty of Mathematics' new RSC fellows and members are:

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  1. Sep. 19, 2019Faculty of Mathematics Postdoc Appreciation Lunch
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    As part of Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 16th-20th), the Faculty of Mathematics is hosting an appreciation lunch on September 19th in MC 5501 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

  2. Sep. 20, 2019 2019 Cheriton Research Symposium

    The David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science will be hosting the annual Cheriton Research Symposium in the Davis Centre.

    This year’s symposium consists of presentations by Cheriton Faculty Fellows, Dan Brown and Urs Hengartner. The full schedule is available online.

    Posters by David R. Cheriton Graduate Scholarship recipients will be on display in Davis Centre atrium from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  3. Sep. 26, 2019David Sprott Distinguished Lecture by Hans Föllmer
    Hans Follmer

    Optimal Transport, Entropy, and Risk Measures on Wiener space

    We discuss the interplay between entropy, large deviations, and optimal couplings on Wiener space.

    In particular we prove a new rescaled version of Talagrand’s transport inequality. As an application, we consider rescaled versions of the entropic risk measure which are sensitive to risks in the fine structure of Brownian paths. 

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