News archive - January 2022

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Recent computer science PhD graduate launches company aiming to help build the metaverse

Jeremy Hartmann

Jeremy Hartmann recently defended his PhD dissertation in the Cheriton School of Computer Science, where he worked with the Human Computer Interaction Lab under the supervision of professor Daniel Vogel.

Now, Hartmann has launched a new venture, which offers virtual reality streaming services to gamers as well as a virtual club house.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Applied mathematicians using computational models to understand effects of pregnancy on kidneys

Pregnant woman

Reserchers in applied mathematics have developed models to better understand what happens to a woman’s kidneys during pregnancy.

The research team includes Anita Layton, professor of applied mathematics and Canada 150 Research Chair in mathematical biology and medicine, and Melissa Stada, a master’s researcher in applied mathematics.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Faculty of Mathematics welcomes AI for Science and Engineering Workshop

AI for science and engineering workshop banner

The Faculty of Mathematics welcomes the 2022 Waterloo.AI and Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) joint workshop on “Artificial Intelligence for Science & Engineering.”

The three-day virtual workshop runs from January 18 to 20 and features several researchers affiliated with the Faculty of Mathematics.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Applied mathematicians using AI to understand online debates on vaccines and climate change

Chris Bauch

Researchers from the Department of Applied Mathematics are part of a team using artificial intelligence to analyze sentiment and interaction about contentious topics in social media.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Computer scientists part of research team awarded $24 million for BIOSCAN project

Lila Kari and Tamer Ozsu

Two researchers in the Cheriton School of Computer Science are part of a research team that was recently awarded $24 million CAD by Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund as part of the BIOSCAN project, which aims to catalogue biodiversity.

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