News archive - June 2018

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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