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Friday, December 7, 2018

Waterloo student design team wins silver at 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine competition

Waterloo iGEM team poses at competition

A team of University of Waterloo undergraduate students, including 6 from the Faculty of Mathematics, returned with a silver medal from the 2018 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Professor Shai Ben-David and colleagues win best paper award at NeurIPS 2018

Professor Shai Ben-David

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Shai Ben-David, his former PhD student Hassan Ashtiani, now an Assistant Professor at McMaster University, along with colleagues Christopher Liaw, Abbas Mehrabian and Yaniv Plan, have received a best paper award at NeurIPS 2018, the 32ndAnnual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Professor Srinivasan Keshav named IEEE Fellow, the Institute’s highest recognition

Srinivasan Keshav

Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Srinivasan Keshav has been named by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to fair queueing techniques and flow-control algorithms in computer networks.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Waterloo programmers earn top spots in programming competition

ACM logo

Four teams of programmers from the University of Waterloo swept the top spots at an Association for Computing Machinery regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) over the weekend. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Carbon emissions will start to dictate stock prices

Pollution from smoke stacks

Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

The researchers further determined that the failure of companies within the emission-intensive sector to take carbon reduction actions could start negatively impacting the general stock market in as little as 10 years’ time.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Ali Abedi and Mohammad Mazaheri win first prize at ACM MobiCom 2018

Professor Omid Abari (L), Mohammad Mazaheri (centre) and Ali Abedi (R) display the mmPi

Ali Abedi and Mohammad Mazaheri won first place at the ACM Student Research Competition at MobiCom 2018, the 24thACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Batteryless smart devices closer to reality

Wang and Abari demonstrate their Internet of Things hack at a computer.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have taken a huge step towards making smart devices that do not use batteries or require charging.

These battery-free objects, which feature an IP address for internet connectivity, are known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices. If an IoT device can operate without a battery it lowers maintenance costs and allows the device to be placed in areas that are off the grid.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Interdisciplinary team, led by Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan, creates new software to support surface water monitoring and modelling

Woman crouched in stream collecting a water sample/

Studying how human activities and naturally occurring phenomena have an impact on the environment is critical for effective management. Environmental monitoring and modelling are two fundamental practices to help in understanding, predicting and effectively managing these activities and impacts.

Friday, October 26, 2018

594 students confer today

Dan Brown leads the Commencement procession

Today the Faculty of Mathematics adds 594 alumni for a total of 39,476 in 106 countries. This includes:

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