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News archive - January 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The optimal career path

Jodie Wallis

Jodie Wallis (BMath ’93) is always in pursuit of the most efficient way to get something done. “Sometimes my partner will tell me to stop optimizing him when I point out small ways to save time and effort,” she laughed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Luke Hagar named GRADflix finalist

Luke Hagar

University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics master’s student, Luke Hagar, is among the 25 finalists in this year’s GRADflix competition. 

Hagar’s project, entitled “Beyond p-values: Sample size determination using Bayesian statistics,” will be shown along with the other finalists in the showcase event on Friday, January 29, 2021, where the winners will be announced. 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Faculty of Mathematics Professor Luke Postle named 2021 Coxeter-James Prize recipient

Professor Luke Postle

Professor Luke Postle has been named the recipient of the 2021 Coxeter-James Prize for his work in the area of graph theory. Professor Postle will receive his award and present a prize lecture during the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Winter Meeting in December 2021.

The Coxeter-James Prize was inaugurated in 1978 to recognize young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Last Frontier of Mathematics

Siv Sivaloganathan

“Math and medicine are like the two solitudes,” reflected Professor Siv Sivaloganathan, chair of the Department of Applied Mathematics. “They represent two separate cultures and ways of thinking.” When the two combine into mathematical medicine, the results are nothing short of astonishing.

In 1988, Sivaloganathan was a newly minted professor at the University of Alberta.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Faculty of Mathematics Professor Anita Layton named 2021 Krieger-Nelson Prize recipient

Professor Anita Layton

Professor Anita Layton has been named the 2021 Krieger-Nelson Prize recipient for her exceptional contributions to mathematical research with applications ranging from fluid dynamics to biology and medicine. Professor Layton will receive her award and present a prize lecture during the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Summer Meeting in June 2021.

The Krieger-Nelson Prize was inaugurated in 1995 by the CMS to recognize outstanding contributions in the area of mathematical research by a female mathematician.

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