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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Math shows how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases

Chris Bauch

Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious disease, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Current models used to predict the emergence and evolution of pathogens within host populations do not include social behaviour.  

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The perceptions of retirement could have negative impacts

Professors Mary Hardy and David Saunders

Not only do Canadians nearing retirement or already retired expect to work longer, but a majority of them believe they’ll have low liquid retirement assets.

PhD candidate Saisai Zhang and professors Mary Hardy and David Saunders conducted the 2016 Ontario Retirement Survey (ORS). The report examines the retirement concerns and risk preferences of 1,000 randomly selected Ontario pre-retirees and retirees aged 50 to 80. Read the full story.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) grants Professor Schonlau with the Distinguished Alumni Award

Matthias Schonlau

Dr. Matthias Schonlau is the 2018 winner of the NISS Distinguished Alumni Award. The National Institute of Statistical Sciences is the US-based National Institute of Statistical Sciences. His citation reads: “Honoring his distinguished career as a research statistician in both industry and academia, especially his contributions in the area of survey methodology.”

Friday, August 3, 2018

Applied Math Professor wins Teaching Award

Professor Matthew Scott has been awarded the Faculty of Mathematics Award for Distinction in Teaching. This award is given annually to teachers in the Faculty of Mathematics who have consistently demonstrated outstanding pedagogical skills and a deep commitment to our students’ education. Up to two awards are given annually. Prof. Ross Willard (Pure Mathematics) also received the award this year. Congratulations!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Neuberger Berman announces quantitative investment research partnership with Cheriton School of Computer Science

George Labahn, Peter Forsyth and Yuling Li

Toronto, ON, July 30, 2018 — Neuberger Berman has announced the formation of a research partnership with the University of Waterloo to study and develop data-driven techniques for investment management.

Monday, July 30, 2018

The CEMC Receives the 2018 Adrien Pouliot Award

Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC)

OTTAWA — The Canadian Mathematical Society, (CMS) is pleased to announce that the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC), is the recipient of the 2018 Adrien Pouliot Award. Professor Ian VanderBurgh will accept the award on behalf of the CEMC at the CMS Winter Meeting in Vancouver, BC, December 7-10, 2018 .

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

FARM program awarded PRMIA accreditation

Professional Risk Manager International Association logo

The Faculty of Mathematics is pleased to announce that PRMIA has just granted the University of Waterloo’s Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM) Program (Risk Management Specialization) University Risk Accreditation Program status.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Award-winning graduate students in Applied Mathematics

Humeyra Kiyak, Jesse Legaspi, and Abdullah Sivas receiving Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

On Monday, July 23, four graduate students in the Department of Applied Mathematics were awarded for their achievements. 

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

Thursday, July 19, 2018

$3.7M in funding for AI and medical imaging project

The University of Waterloo's Laboratory for Knowledge Inference in Medical Image Analysis (KimiaLab) announced in May 2018 that its AI project for digital pathology has been awarded a grant by the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence program (ORF-RE).

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