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- Mar. 11, 2019
A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney.
The new model will allow scientists to gain better insights into how new drugs that target the kidney, such as diabetes medication, may work. It will also enable researchers to better learn about the functions of the kidney, including the how the organ regulates the body's salt, potassium, acid content without having to employ invasive procedure on a patient.
- Mar. 8, 2019
A new cybersecurity system developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo has a set a new standard in the fight to protect people from malicious online attacks.
The new tool, a naming system called Bitforest, is one of the first systems that provides an efficient method of decentralized, online security in a way that is easy for the average person to use. The naming system converts more easily remembered names, such as usernames and domain names, to values like public keys needed for securely communicating with computer services and devices.
- Mar. 7, 2019Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Bernoulli Trials Contest which was held March 2. This year, the three winners each correctly answered 12 of the 15 questions correctly. Jiahui Huang, Gian Cordana Sanjaya, and Luming Zhang each received a $50 prize.Albert Gevorgyan placed second with 11 of the 15 questions answered correctly and received a $22 prize.Jamie Sebastian and Anton Iliashenko received the last of the cash prizes at $14 each.
- Mar. 27, 2019
- Mar. 28, 2019
The Capstone Design Symposium is the culmination of the undergraduate student experience, creating a blueprint for innovation in software engineering design. A variety of topics will be showcased from gaming and food applications, to automotive safety features and breast cancer research.
- Apr. 25 to 27, 2019
This year, the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Conestoga College are co-hosting the Senior Women’s Academic Administrators of Canada Conference (SWAAC) at UW April 25th – 27th, 2019.