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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Making AI more human is key to widespread acceptance

Female interacting with robot

The key to people trusting and co-operating with artificially intelligent (AI) agents lies in their ability to display human-like emotions, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Three students nominated for the Jessie W.H. Zou Memorial Award

Kevin Hyun

Congratulations to the three students nominated for the Jessie W.H.

Monday, May 13, 2019

New system offers protection against data breaches

Data privacy

Researchers have developed a system that allows data owners to regulate how much of their privacy may be breached when personal information is being analyzed. 

The novel system, APEx, also lessens the burden on data scientists who traditionally have had to compromise the accuracy of their analysis in order to give their clients certain privacy guarantees.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Graduate students awarded the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prizes

Harmony Zhan

Three graduating PhD students in the Faculty of Mathematics were awarded the inaugural Mathematics Doctoral Prizes. Hanmeng (Harmony) Zhan from Combinatorics and Optimization placed first, and Boyu Li and Ruizhang Jin from Pure Mathematics won second and third places respectively.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

University of Waterloo ranks first for insurance/actuarial publications

Top 5 overall rankings with University of Waterloo having the highest score

The University Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Global Research Rankings of Actuarial Science and Risk Management and Insurance has ranked the University of Waterloo the number one non-business, degree-granting school worldwide. Waterloo was ranked first in both the number of papers in the leading risk and insurance journal, as well as in the top four leading actuarial journals.

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