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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Canada 150 Research Chair joins Department of Applied Mathematics

Anita Layton

Anita Layton has been named Canada 150 Research Chair, as part of the Government of Canada’s - Canada 150 Research Chairs Program. Layton is the chairholder for her work in Mathematical Biology and Medicine.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Search results influence people’s decisions about treatment effectiveness

Amira Ghenai

We’ve all done it — felt a cough, headache or fever coming on then searched online for a remedy. If you’re like most people, you’re probably confident you can assess the effectiveness of treatments you find on the web, separating medically beneficial ones from those that are a waste of money, dubious or even harmful.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Bumble bee tracking app places first at Software Engineering Design Symposium

Dinah Shi, John Salaveria, and Luisa San Martin

Joint effort with Friends of the Earth Canada to support the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Dinah Shi, John Salaveria and Luisa San Martin won first prize at the 2018 Software Engineering Capstone Design Symposium for their bumble bee tracking app.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Waterloo students win $20,000 at Citadel and Citadel Securities datathon

Winning students: Thomas Arab Alexander, Pranav Barot, Ryan Kinnear, Richard Wu

A team of four Waterloo students took first prize in the first Citadel and Citadel Securities Data Open datathon competition of 2018. The event drew 80 competitors from Waterloo, University of Toronto and University of Montreal. The winning team, including the Faculty of Mathematics’ Richard Wu, will compete in the championship against approximately 20 other teams later this year.

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