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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Michael Abebe receives prestigious 2018 Facebook Emerging Scholar Award

Michael Abebe

PhD student Michael Abebe is one of six recipients worldwide and the only recipient from Canada to receive a prestigious 2018 Facebook Emerging Scholar Award.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Faculty of Mathematics announces the 2018 Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award winners

Gold medal

Three faculty members have been awarded the 2018 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award. Jason Bell, Luke Postle, Daniel Vogel are each awarded $2,500. This honour is conferred to early or mid-career faculty members who have made outstanding research contributions, was established in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

1,141 Faculty of Mathematics students confer today

Students and supporters fill the hall at Convocation

Today over the course of two ceremonies, the Faculty of Mathematics adds 1,141 alumni for a total of 38,882 in 106 countries. We also had one University Professor named, one award for leadership, two valedictorians, three medal winners, and three honorary Doctor of Mathematics degrees.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The perfect picture now a reality

Close-up of flowers all in focus

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a faster and more accurate way to take and merge photos. The result is the ability to take sections of each photo to create a single picture where all elements are in focus.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Smartphone PIN protection methods have high failure rate

Popular methods of protecting smartphone personal identification number (PINs) may only be successful in safeguarding your personal information 20 per cent of the time, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

The study found that methods such as tilting the smartphone, a widely adopted defence strategy, does not guard against people close to you such as romantic partners and co-workers who might be angling for access to your device. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bikeshare could increase light rail transit ridership

Srinivasan Keshav

Coupling bikeshare with public transit could be an important component when trying to increase light rail transit (LRT) ridership, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo. 

In their study, researchers from Waterloo explored the most efficient size of a bike pool that would ensure enough bikes would be available to commuters who sign up for a share program.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PhD alumnus Ricardo Baeza-Yates receives Ángela Ruiz Robles Award

Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Ricardo Baeza-Yates, a University of Waterloo PhD computer science alumnus, has received the Ángela Ruiz Robles Award for research excellence and entrepreneurship in computer engineering.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Honorees at Waterloo's convocation

The University will award 10 honorary doctorates at the June 2018 convocation. The three honorary doctorates for the Faculty of Mathematics include:

David I. McKay and Anand Pillay — Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Students win $25,000 at the Waterloo Data Open

Winning teams with the judges and Correlation One and Citadel representatives

Photography by Jon White

Monday, May 14, 2018

Zhihan Gao's TSP paper featured as the SIGEST article in SIAM Review

Zhihan Gao's paper On the metric s-t path traveling salesman problem has been selected as the SIGEST article for the latest issue of SIAM Review.

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