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.
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.
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.
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.
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.