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News archive - August 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020

Personalizing math tests during COVID-19

Student at a desk looking at a screen for online learning

The start of the Spring Term, at the height of COVID, had instructors moving their courses to a remote format with students spread across time zones. It changed delivery, assignments and testing as in the case of Anton Mosunov, an award-winning lecturer in the Faculty of Mathematics who altered the MATH 135 midterm to an oral exam.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Encouraging men who have sex with men to get tested once a year could reduce the spread of STIs

Lab worker examining samples

Men who have sex with men (GbMSM) and who get tested at least once annually on average could help prevent a rise in bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a new study.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Stavros Birmpilis wins a Distinguished Student Author Award at ISSAC 2020

Stavros Birmpilis

PhD candidate Stavros Birmpilis, co-supervised by Cheriton School of Computer Science Professors George Labahn and Arne Storjohann, has won one of two Distinguished Student Author Awards at ISSAC 2020, the 45th International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation.

Monday, August 10, 2020

An oblivious algorithm that allows computation on encrypted data in the cloud

An illustration of a magnifying glass over a cloud showing binary code

Most master’s students a year into their graduate program are hopeful their research will contribute to their discipline, but few will crack a long-standing problem and in so doing develop a solution that’s a major advance in the field.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Researcher receives funding through the Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund

Chris Bauch

The Ontario government contributed $148,000 for Chris Bauch’s research project, “How to Re-open Ontario's Economy Without Causing a Resurgence of COVID-19”.

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