News archive - September 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Waterloo launches the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute

Symcor employees and Florian Kerschbaum

On Friday, September 27, Waterloo celebrated the launch of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute (CPI) with 100 attendees including security leaders from the private and public sectors. CPI was formed to uncover new approaches to security and privacy and educating Canada’s future leaders to be able to understand and respond to emerging online threats. Read the full story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Researchers help to bridge the gap between psychology and gamification

Buttons on a retro arcade video game.

A multi-disciplinary research team is bridging the gap between psychology and gamification that could significantly impact learning efforts in user experience design, healthcare, and government.

The research, conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University of Minnesota, has integrated models from psychology with human-computer interaction, which allows for a more deliberate, interactive connection between the two disciplines in the understanding of gameful experiences.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

New blockchain protocol could improve government and corporate procurement

Florian Kerschbaum

A new blockchain tool developed by a researcher at the University of Waterloo and a collaborator at Airbus in Germany could make procurement of goods and services safer and more impartial.

The tool, a blockchain auction protocol that allows for more safe and secure bidding on contracts with companies, so that the online auction is more difficult to hack or manipulate than conventional methods.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2018 Loran Scholar pursuing computer science and business at the University of Waterloo

Katherine Gotovsky

Katherine Gotovsky has been named a recipient of Canada’s largest and most comprehensive undergraduate merit award, conferred by the Loran Scholars Foundation.

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