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  1. Dec. 13, 2017New collaboration with CMS announced at Dean's ReceptionDorette Pronk, Chair of CMS Competitions Committee and Kathryn Hare at the Dean's Reception

    On December 9 at a special Dean’s reception hosted by Stephen Watt, Dorette Pronk, Chair of the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Competitions Committee, announced that the 2018 Canadian Olympiad team will train at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Dec. 12, 2017Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares

    Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

    In the study, researchers examined Google searches and geocoded tweets with the help of artificial intelligence and a mathematical model. The resulting data enabled them to analyze public perceptions on the value of getting vaccinated and determine when a population was getting close to a tipping point.

  3. Nov. 17, 2017Two mathematics faculty members named Canada Research Chairs

    Jun Liu and Karen Yeats recognized for research excellence

    Faculty members Jun Liu and Karen Yeats have been named Canada Research Chairs, as part of the Government of Canada’s - Canada Research Chairs Program. Jun is chairholder for his work in Hybrid Systems and Control, and Karen is chairholder for her work in Combinatorics of Quantum Field Theory.

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