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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
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    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
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    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. 26, 2019David Sprott Distinguished Lecture by Hans Föllmer
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    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. 

  2. Sep. 26, 2019UWaterloo Mathematics & Engineering Alumni Mixer in Seattle
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    Waterloo Mathematics and Engineering alumni living or working in the Seattle area are invited to meet and catch up with fellow alumni for a Thursday night mixer at the Brave Horse Tavern. Reminisce about the University of Waterloo, network with classmates and hear the latest news from your alma mater over cocktails and appetizers.

  3. Sep. 27 to 29, 2019Waterloo Mathematics Undergraduate Research Conference
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    Applications were due by June 30, 2019.

    Meet leaders in mathematical, computer and statistical sciences at a two-day, all-expenses-paid conference hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.

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