News archive - September 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

C&O alumnus’ Biotech company wins at Velocity pitch competition

Isaac Ellmen

Isaac Ellmen (BMath ’19) and his co-founder Danielle Rose (BSc ‘19, University of Guelph) were one of the recipients of the grand prize of direct equity investments worth $50,000 in the Velocity Fund Competition in Toronto on September 19, 2019. SquidBio was started in November of 2018 and later joined Velocity Science.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Researchers create 'player trait model' allowing for personalized games

People having fun playing a video game

University of Waterloo researchers have developed a novel tool that will enable user-experience designers to create more effective, personalized games and marketing campaigns.

Unlike other tools that categorize gamers by types, the new “player traits model,” along with a 25-item survey, can be used to more easily and accurately evaluate the kind of games different people will enjoy. The model is based on five traits: social, aesthetic, challenge, goal, and narrative.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Second-year CS student Anne Chung and her teammate Lena Nguyen win privacy-themed Citizen Hacks competition

Lena Nguyen and Anne Chun

A pair of second-year University of Waterloo students shared the top prize at the inaugural Citizen Hacks, a recent hackathon focused on creating technology to protect privacy.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Three C&O professors are awarded NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements

National Sciences and Engineering Research Council logo

Three C&O faculty members have been awarded 2019 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS):

Friday, September 20, 2019

Professors Lap Chi Lau and Daniel Vogel named 2019–2022 Cheriton Faculty Fellows

Lap Chi Lau and Daniel Vogel

Professors Lap Chi Lau and Daniel Vogel have been named 2019 David R. Cheriton Faculty Fellows, positions they will hold until 2022. These prestigious three-year fellowships support the work of leading faculty members in the Cheriton School of Computer Science and are made possible through the David R.

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