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  1. May 22, 2020COVID-19 employee contact tracing inside hospitals to protect front-line workers
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    Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics alumnus Ed Wei (BCS ’06) is overseeing a new use for his company’s indoor mapping technology — the identification of front-line workers who may be at a higher chance of being exposed to COVID-19 inside hospitals and other health-care facilities.

  2. May 21, 2020Considering local conditions is the safest and fastest way to reopen Canada’s economy
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    A new study has found that allowing cities and counties to open and close independently based on standardized guidelines is the quickest and safest way of restoring the Canadian economy. 

    The study found that opening workplaces and schools on a county-by-county basis when the county falls below 4.5 active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 would result in 38 per cent fewer person-days of closure.

  3. May 20, 2020Shixiao Zhang winner of the SSC 2020 Pierre Robillard Award
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    Shixiao Zhang is this year’s winner of the Pierre Robillard Award of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) which recognizes the best PhD thesis in probability or statistics defended at a Canadian university in a given year. His thesis, entitled “Multiply Robust Empirical Likelihood Inference for Missing Data and Causal Inference Problems," was written while Shixiao was a doctoral student in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr.

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