Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Math for good and evil

Lowell Ewert teaching in a classroom

The newest course offered by the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program at Grebel may seem more like a math course, but in fact, it is open to students from all faculties regardless of a student’s comfort (or discomfort) with math. The creators of the course believe that Math for Good and Evil is the first course designed through the collaboration of the Math and PACS departments at the University of Waterloo, and maybe the first Math and Peace course in Canada.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Researchers bring gaming to autonomous vehicles

Three games created for level three and higher semi-autonomous vehicles by Waterloo researchers.

Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Johnny Wong and colleagues receive most influential paper award for work presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009

Johnny Wong

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Johnny Wong, his former master’s student Ye Hu, and colleagues Marin Litoiu from York University and Gabriel Iszlai have received the most influential paper award for research they presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009, the 19thannual IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Conference.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

New book co-authored by Combinatorics and Optimization professor

Cover of book Protocols for Authentication and Key Establishment

"Protocols for Authentication and Key Establishment", written by Colin Boyd, Anish Mathuria and C&O Professor Douglas Stebila, is the latest title in Springer's series on Information Security and Cryptography.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Team of systems and networking researchers wins best paper award at CNSM 2019

Nashid Shahriar, Sepehr Taeb, Shihabur R. Chowdhury, Mubeen Zulfiqar, Massimo Tornatore, Raouf Boutaba

Nashid Shahriar, Sepehr Taeb, Shihabur R. Chowdhury, Mubeen Zulfiqar, Massimo Tornatore, Raouf Boutaba, Jeebak Mitra and Mahdi Hemmati have received the best paper award at CNSM 2019, the 15thInternational Conference on Network and Service Management.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Professor Florian Kerschbaum recognized by ACM as 2019 Distinguished Member

Florian Kerschbaum

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Professor Florian Kerschbaum a Distinguished Member. He joins 62 individuals globally who have received this prestigious recognition in 2019 for outstanding scientific contributions.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Waterloo team of programmers solves all 11 problems – and earns first place

Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Competition logo

Four teams of programmers from the University competed on October 26 at the Association for Computing Machinery regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC). One of the teams was the only one to complete all 11 problems within the five-hour time limit, earning them first place. The other three teams placed second, third and fifth.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Both Alumni Gold Medals awarded to students in Mathematics

Convocation stage

At today’s convocation ceremony, two graduates from the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization were recognized as the Alumni Gold Medallists for their academic work. André Linhares Rodrigues is awarded Recognition of Academic Achievement Doctoral, and Samuel Erik Jaques for Recognition of Academic Achievement Master’s.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Students shine at the first Waterloo Student Conference in Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Finance

Banner with: The first Waterloo Student Conference in Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Finance

On Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019, the first Waterloo Student Conference in Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Finance took place.  While this event was hosted by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, it was the students who brought it to life.  This two-day conference was organized by students, for students.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Medication proves more effective when prescribed based on gender

Anita Layton is the Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematical Biology and Medicine, and Professor of Applied Mathematics, Pharma

The drugs your doctor prescribes to treat your high blood pressure could be more effective if they were best suited for your gender. 

In a study using the world’s first computational female kidney model, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, high blood pressure medication was shown to be more effective when gender was taken into consideration.

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