News archive - November 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger

Tip-Tap technology attached to a person's hand.

Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways.

The device, called Tip-Tap, is inexpensive and battery-free through the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to sense when fingertips touch. The device could, therefore, be added to disposable surgical gloves, allowing surgeons to access preoperative planning diagrams in an operating room. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization

Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a method that could pave the way to establishing universal standards for measuring the performance of quantum computers.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Math for good and evil

Lowell Ewert teaching in a classroom

The newest course offered by the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program at Grebel may seem more like a math course, but in fact, it is open to students from all faculties regardless of a student’s comfort (or discomfort) with math. The creators of the course believe that Math for Good and Evil is the first course designed through the collaboration of the Math and PACS departments at the University of Waterloo, and maybe the first Math and Peace course in Canada.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Researchers bring gaming to autonomous vehicles

Three games created for level three and higher semi-autonomous vehicles by Waterloo researchers.

Researchers have designed multiplayer games occupants of autonomous vehicles can play with other players in nearby self-driving cars. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Johnny Wong and colleagues receive most influential paper award for work presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009

Johnny Wong

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Johnny Wong, his former master’s student Ye Hu, and colleagues Marin Litoiu from York University and Gabriel Iszlai have received the most influential paper award for research they presented 10 years ago at CASCON 2009, the 19thannual IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Conference.

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