News archive - October 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Computer scientists developing more effective method for identifying disease biomarkers

Fatema Tuz Zohora

Researchers in the Cheriton School of Computer Science are incorporating a deep learning network into a more accurate method for identifying disease biomarkers.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Upcoming talk by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein on her new book, particle physics and the limitation of science

The Disordered Cosmos book cover

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is virtually returning to Waterloo to talk about her book The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred.

The talk is being hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing on Monday, November 1st at 2:00 PM. It is a free event, though registration is required.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Computer science professor Maura Grossman in Q&A interview on ethical AI

Maura Grossman

Maura R. Grossman is featured in a special Q&A about the ethics of AI.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Community engagement coordinator Robert Bruce provides update on Living Wellness Campaign

Students with therapy dog

The Faculty of Mathematics’ health and well-being committees are building on the success of their September events with new ways to get involved in October.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Applied mathematicians developing AI that can predict virus mutations

Virus mutations in genomic strains

A team of applied mathematicians at the University of Waterloo have developed a new method that uses artificial intelligence to foresee the most likely mutations of pathogens like SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The new research has implications for the rapid development of vaccines, treatments and diagnostic tests that would be much less likely to be impacted by new or emerging variants of concern.

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