News archive - October 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Professor Florian Kerschbaum recognized by ACM as 2019 Distinguished Member

Florian Kerschbaum

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named Professor Florian Kerschbaum a Distinguished Member. He joins 62 individuals globally who have received this prestigious recognition in 2019 for outstanding scientific contributions.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Waterloo team of programmers solves all 11 problems – and earns first place

Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Competition logo

Four teams of programmers from the University competed on October 26 at the Association for Computing Machinery regional International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC). One of the teams was the only one to complete all 11 problems within the five-hour time limit, earning them first place. The other three teams placed second, third and fifth.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Both Alumni Gold Medals awarded to students in Mathematics

Convocation stage

At today’s convocation ceremony, two graduates from the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization were recognized as the Alumni Gold Medallists for their academic work. André Linhares Rodrigues is awarded Recognition of Academic Achievement Doctoral, and Samuel Erik Jaques for Recognition of Academic Achievement Master’s.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Students shine at the first Waterloo Student Conference in Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Finance

Banner with: The first Waterloo Student Conference in Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Finance

On Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019, the first Waterloo Student Conference in Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Finance took place.  While this event was hosted by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, it was the students who brought it to life.  This two-day conference was organized by students, for students.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Medication proves more effective when prescribed based on gender

Anita Layton is the Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematical Biology and Medicine, and Professor of Applied Mathematics, Pharma

The drugs your doctor prescribes to treat your high blood pressure could be more effective if they were best suited for your gender. 

In a study using the world’s first computational female kidney model, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, high blood pressure medication was shown to be more effective when gender was taken into consideration.

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