News archive - April 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Waterloo encourages high school girls to Think About Math!

Mubina Chunari speaking to high school students at Think About Math!

At 14, Mubina Chunari hadn’t chosen her dream job, but she knew she loved math. At the time, she couldn’t figure out how to make a living by loving math and it was holding her back. The only adults she’d met with careers in math were either university professors or her own teachers. Although teaching interested her, she wanted a career outside of academics that would fit more into her personal growth goals.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Khuzaima Daudjee elevated to grade of Senior Member by IEEE

Khuzaima Daudjee

Khuzaima Daudjee has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, an honour bestowed to IEEE members who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Optimization techniques guide surgeons at SickKids

A section of an infant’s skull cut, cut and reshaped into a natural curve

Waterloo graduate student David Qian, under the guidance of the Faculty of Mathematics’ Ricardo Fukasawa and Jochen Koenemann, introduced optimization techniques based on integer and dynamic programming to surgeons at SickKids hospital. By applying mathematical optimization algorithms, Qian and team advised doctors on the best surgical cut points to minimize the volume-difference between the surgically modified skull, and an ideal skull.

Friday, April 6, 2018

University of Waterloo launches Artificial Intelligence Institute

Panel discussion featuring Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

The University of Waterloo launched the Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute today, bringing together a large group of researchers and businesses to advance technology and prepare Canada for future economic disruption.

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