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Monday, July 16, 2018

Nursing notes can help indicate whether ICU patients will survive

Nurse writing up her notes

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that sentiments in the nursing notes of health care providers are good indicators of whether intensive care unit (ICU) patients will survive. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hustle to Success - The Unlikely Entrepreneur

Sam Pasupalak and Bill Gates

In February 2008, while working towards his degree in computer science, Sam Pasupalak found out that Bill Gates was speaking at the University of Waterloo. He had no ticket, but it didn’t stop him. Carrying t-shirts and bags to appear as a volunteer, he got past security and received a pink wristband. To get the one remaining seat and past the second round of security, he pulled off his first hustle.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Computer science researchers help answer an age-old medical science question

Gladimir Baranoski and Spencer Van Leeuwen in Baranoski's office

Why do our veins look blue when blood is red? This is a seemingly elementary science trivia question, and certainly not one that computer science researchers would be expected to be interested in.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Motivating gamers with personalized game design

Games Institute logo

A team of multidisciplinary researchers at the University of Waterloo has identified three basic video game player traits that will help to make game design more personalized and more effectively motivate gamers in both entertainment and work applications.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

C&O faculty member honoured with Italian Knighthood

Michele Mosca with Giuseppe Pastorelli

On June 28, 2018, the Government of Italy announced the appointment of Michele Mosca as a Knight of the Order of Merit for his significant contributions in quantum computing and cybersecurity, including research, training, outreach and commercialization efforts.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Professor Christopher Batty: A computer scientist who makes incredibly satisfying computer animations

Christopher Batty

Physics-based animation can be used to test the strength of bridges and to make realistic animated films that blow your mind.

An article by Mirjam Guesgen excerpted from Motherboard, a multi-platform multimedia publication.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Analyzing the meta data of Hillary Clinton’s emails

Data visualization of Hilary Clinton emails sent/received times as provided by Wikileaks

Throughout the 2016 US presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s private email server was a hot topic. A University of Waterloo professor and senior undergraduate student have now built a tool to analyze the contents of the server.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Professor Robin Cohen receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association

Robin Cohen

Professor Robin Cohen has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association. She is the first female recipient of the Association’s highest honour, an award that is conferred to individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding research excellence in artificial intelligence during the course of their academic career.

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. 

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