News archive - August 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

Researchers awarded funding to develop emotionally intelligent robots for dementia patients

Kerstin Dautenhahn, Moojan Ghafurian, Jesse Hoey

Moojan Ghafurian, Graham Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, and Kerstin Dautenhahn, Canada 150 Chair in Intelligent Robotics in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have received a catalyst grant from the University of Waterloo’s Network for Aging Research to d

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Researchers develop low-power, low-cost network for 5G connectivity

A new mmWave device developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo for IoT applications.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a cheaper and more efficient method for Internet-of-Things devices to receive high-speed wireless connectivity. 

With 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to be in place by 2025, a growing strain will be placed on requirements of wireless networks. Contemporary WiFi and cellular networks won’t be enough to support the influx of IoT devices, the researchers highlighted in their new study.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels

Solar panels

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. 

In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being wasted due to a lack of effective controls. 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing adds Grade 9 to 11 courseware to suite of free online resources

A teacher helps a student in a computer lab

The University of Waterloo’s award-winning Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) has expanded its collection of free online resources with the launch of courseware covering Grades 9 through 11.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

First-year student receives major award

Jason Amri

One incoming student in the Faculty of Mathematics is beginning their semesters with a bit of extra money in his pockets.

First-year student Jason Amri won a Schulich Leader Scholarship, the largest STEM scholarship in Canada and valued at $80,000 or $100,000 for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

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