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  1. Jan. 17, 2019Measuring AI's ability to learn is difficult

    Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

    In a study published in Nature Machine Intelligence, Waterloo researchers found that contrary to conventional wisdom, there can be no exact method for deciding whether a given problem may be successfully solved by machine learning tools.

  2. Jan. 9, 2019App will protect confidential data when crossing bordersPadlock around a smartphone

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found a novel method to help travellers protect sensitive information from border control agents.

    The system is being developed into an app called “Shatter Secrets” by Erinn Atwater, who is the research director of the not-for-profit Open Privacy, an organization dedicated to understanding, researching and serving the privacy needs of marginalized and highly targeted at-risk communities. 

  3. Dec. 19, 2018Faculty member named CMS Inaugural Class of FellowsKenneth Davidson

    At the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting Banquet, the CMS announced the Inaugural Class of Fellows. Kenneth Davidson was one of 49 members named.

    Davidson has been a faculty member in the Department of Pure Mathematics since 1978. Read the full story.

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  1. Jan. 25, 2019Barn raising of the omnitruncated dodecaplex3D polytope model

    Pop by the Mathematics 3 (M3) Atrium any time throughout the day and watch as the omnitruncated dodecaplex comes together. Piece-by-piece the 3D polytope model will be put together by Professor Benoit Charbonneau and student, staff, and faculty volunteers. At the end of the day it will rise up and be a permanent art installation in M3.

  2. Jan. 29, 2019Keep the date - Math students who have not declared a major

    The Math Undergrad Office will be hosting plan information sessions on Tuesday, January 29th at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, and 6:00pm.  These sessions will allow you to explore the many majors the Faculty has to offer.

    More details to follow.

  3. Feb. 9, 2019Waterloo-local ACM-style programming contestgraphic of figure running to a keyhole in a tunnel of binary code

    The next Waterloo-local ICPC-style programming contest will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in MC 3003. All members of the UW community are invited to try their programming skill in Scheme, C, C++, Java, Pascal, Python, or Scala.

    Waterloo students have twice won the worldwide ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, an annual multi-tiered programming competition among the universities of the world.

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