News archive - 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Virtual assistants with personality can help with mental illness

Scrabble boards used to spell out mental health

Computer scientists have pioneered a new method that could be used to develop more “natural” automated virtual assistants to help people suffering from mental illness. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Melissa McCorriston receives Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

Melissa McCorriston

Melissa McCorriston has received a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence from the Vector Institute. These $17,500 scholarships recognize promising scholars and researchers in Ontario and support their further studies in a top provincial artificial intelligence–related master’s program.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Three faculty named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Raouf Boutaba and Srinivasan Keshav

Three Faculty of Mathematics researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

The Faculty of Mathematics' new RSC fellows and members are:

Friday, September 6, 2019

Award-winning combination: Math + Medicine

Colin Phipps, AbbVie. Top 40 under 40 Chicago Scientists

Colin Phipps (PhD ’14) always loved math and computer science, but he always wanted to apply those skills to a high impact field. He focused his graduate research on mathematical oncology under the supervision of Mohammad Kohandel in the Department of Applied Mathematics.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Graduate studies: a consistent model for success

Statistics graduate students working at a blackboard

Four graduate students were awarded a departmental research presentation award by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, but that's not all they have in common. They all came to Waterloo because they knew of the excellence of the Statistics programs, research, and professors. Their backgrounds vary, as do their research areas, but they have all had a great experience.

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