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  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. Dec. 11, 2018Cheriton School of Computer Science researchers study catastrophic effects network failures have on cloud-computing systemsHatem Takruri, Ahmed Alquraan, Mohammed Alfatafta and Professor Samer Al-Kiswany

    Computer clusters power everything from Google and Facebook to online retail and banking. They’re comprised of hundreds or even thousands of machines connected together by networks, typically in a vast data centre. 

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  1. Jan. 22, 2019The Legal, Business, and Moral Duty to Design Hardware, Software, and Human-Computer Interfaces to be Fully Accessible to People with Disabilities — Why and HowDavid Lepofsky

    David Lepofsky, LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M, Harvard Law School
    Chair, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AllianceAdjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

  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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